Ugandan crafts to be featured in weekend sale
“Threads of Blessing” tapestries will be exhibited this weekend at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, located at 601 West Creek Street.
The exhibit will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
These tapestries have been created by village farming women who have been taught the stitches by a team sent to Uganda by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.
Each woman designs and executes her own tapestry and receives 100 percent of the money from its sale.
With the proceeds, the women are able to buy anti-viral medication, seeds for farming, and pay for tuition for a child’s education.
The mission team goes to Uganda each June. For $75 per participant, the team is able to provide bus fare to the workshop site, meals and lodging for three days, and all the supplies that will get the woman started on her own business. Most of the women are supplied scholarships by the team.