This peaceful scene of leopards lounging among the trees was created by Maria Goretti Kiragga. Notice the fine stitching (French knots and loop stitch) in the tree foliage, and the kookaburra sitting in the tree. The 18" x 18" zippered pillow cover is light tan microsuede, with dark brown piping around the tapestry. Piping on the outer edge matches the pillow fabric.
Maria lives in Uganda, in the city of Mukono, home to a large Christian University, which is close to the capital city, Kampala. Maria’s life revolves around caring for her family and her crops. She will use the funds she receives from her needle work to provide education for her children; medical support for herself and her family; supplies for growing her crops; maintenance and repairs to her home; and provide for any orphans for whom she cares as a result of the war, HIV AIDS or other illnesses.
Maria is a leader among her people and meets weekly with her fellow needle workers. The community they have developed through Threads of Blessing encourages each of them and has significantly raised their self esteem.