In the fall of 2018 we asked our volunteers in the KAS Barn what they would like to see as monthly themes for the coming year.  They came up with A Slice of Africa for February.

  This month we want you to explore Africa, maybe be inspired by the designs and colors in African fabrics and beadwork.

   Take a peak at traditional housing and cooking implements.

   Maybe you can work up some squares or toys like these that embrace the flora and fauna that is unique to Africa or commonly found in Africa.

   Every year we like to have a theme that also focuses on Mandela Day in July.  If we prepare our squares and ship them early enough, they can be made into blankets for our special Mandela Day Distributions in July. 

Nelson Mandela, Inaugural Address, Pretoria 9 May 1994 after being elected President of South Africa

We enter into a covenant that we shall build a society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without and fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity – a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.

We can't wait to see what our crafters come up with this year.

The KAS Pattern for the month is the Wheel Spoke by Linda Maltby. 

If you crochet why don't you give it a try.

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Welcome to the Forum Antonija.  I love you precious appliques.

Your work is so beautiful and you have mastered crochet.

Welcome! I love your squares!

These squares are SUPERB, Antonija.  :)) Love the colours and your animals are so very cute! 

A 16" Rainbow Mandala Square, celebrating the Rainbow Nation.

Wow! What a GLORIOUS square, Marion! Love, love, love it!!

Wow! Beautiful!

Another beauty, Marion.  Two rainbows in one. There will be one lucky child in SA to get this in their blanket.

Divine, Marion, and the pale blue background sets it off beautifully.

Marion, the beauty you create for the children is amazing.  What a superb centerpiece this will make!  And ... I absolutely LOVE the color of the background square ... just sayin' ;)  xo

A stunning creation once more, Marion!! Perfect!!

February 2019 Theme - A Slice of Africa

Traditional cooking pot. More info here...https://www.south-africa-tours-and-travel.com/pot-food.html

Bev, this is another example of your beautiful duplicate stitching!  I'm sure the children are thrilled when they find one of your picture squares in their blanket!  This one is fabulous.  I love that sunny yellow background square.

Thank you for the link ... very interesting.  Some potjiekos meals really gave leftovers a new meaning :)  I can only imagine how heavy the pot was! xo

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