Original Northern Uganda Handmade Quilts
These quilts have all been hand pieced and hand quilted by the women of northern Uganda.
NUWOCSI is working with women of northern Uganda to provide them with the opportunity to gain a marketable skill and to provide a source of income for themselves and their family. Most of these women endured total disruption of their lives and that of their families as 20 years of war left vast destruction and devastation, both economically and socially. Most of these ladies have limited, if any, schooling and are living in extreme poverty after surviving many years in IDP camps. Many of these women are raising children or grandchildren on their own.
However, these women are very determined to improve their lives and are anxious to learn a new skill or trade that will make a better existence for themselves and their children.
I hope you will consider purchasing one of these handcrafted quilts. In doing so you will be improving the lives of these women and their families. All money earned from the sale of quilts go directly to members of this project. By purchasing one of our quilts you will be helping these women to pay school fees for their children, increase their agriculture businesses, seek and pay for medical care for themselves and family and to improve their lives in general. Your purchase also helps the whole village because as these women increase in their quilt making they are able to hire others to work in their gardens, thus providing income for another person.
Each Quilt is hand sewn and hand quilted with many being designed by the quilter herself. Each is a unique and one of a kind Quilt.
The fabric used in our quilts are 100% African wax and Kitenge fabrics. The printing on the Kitenge cloth is done by a traditional batik technique. These are known as wax prints and the design is equally as bright and detailed on the opposite side of the fabric. Many of the designs have a meaning. A large variety of religious and political designs are found as well as traditional tribal patterns.
The fabric come from East Africa countries, such as DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and can even come from Nigeria and Ghana. We sometimes use fabric that has been screenprinted or dyed here in Gulu by local artists
The money from the sale of these quilts goes directly to the lady or ladies who made the quilt and to their program. We have the women put 10% into a personal savings account that they can use for emergency expenses.
Each quilt has a quilt label and comes with a photo of the lady or ladies who made it.
The price quoted includes the cost of shipping.
Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for shipping.
Wallhangings, Lap covers, Bedsize, Ladies Bags and More!
We can do custom orders in the size you want and the colors you prefer. Our fabrics and prints are constantly changing so we can not make a duplicate of any the quilts you see here, using the same fabrics. Each quilt is unique.
P81-17 Lakot Agnes
P84-17 Esther – Small quilt.
P87-17 Group Project – Full Size quilt
P78-17 Group Project $250 (price includes shipping)
P79-17 Designed by Grace $150 SOLD
P68-17 Lagulu Pauline SOLD
P63-17 Lagulu Pauline
P69-17 Ajok Flo
P72-17 Anena Nighty
P21-17 Acaa Grace – Queen Size – $350 (price includes shipping)
P53-17 Lagulu Pauline – Full Size – 86″ x 84″ – $250 SOLD
P54-17 Group 5 – Lap Size – 61″ x 70″ – $150
P60-17 Akello Nighty – Crib size – 46″ x 77″ – $200
P62-17 Group 8 – King Size Quilt – 95″ x 109″ – $400 SOLD
P59-17 Joyce – Lap size – $150
P51-17 Lakot Agnes – Lap size – 50″ x 69″ – $250 (Price includes shipping)
Project 262 Group 10 – Full size – $175 (price includes shipping)
P29-17 Ajok Jennifer – Queen Size – $300 (price includes shipping)
P31-17 Angwech Christine – Lap size – SOLD
P47-17 Group 10 – Wallhanging or Table Cover – SOLD
P48-17 Aruma Sarah – Lap or small Twin size – 54″ x 88″ – $150 (price includes shipping)
P49-17 Margaret – Makes for perfect crib blanket – 47″ x 67″ – $150 (price includes shipping)
P33-17 Lamuna Margaret – Lap size – $100 (prices includes shipping)
P32-17 Group 6 – Small Lap size – $125 (price includes shipping)
P40-17 Josephine – Large lap size – $175 (price includes shipping)
P39-17 Group 9 – Wallhanging or Table Cover – $75 (price includes shipping)
P50-17 Auma Agnes – Lap size – 58″ x 75″- $150 (price includes shipping)
P24-17 Lakot Agnes SOLD
P26-17 Acaa Grace – This makes for a nice table cover. SOLD
P27-17 Group Project SOLD
P20-17 Aciro Grace – Large Lap size SOLD
P16-17 Winifred – Lap size – $150 SOLD
P10-17 Akine Regina SOLD
Project P4-17 Lagulu Pauline – Twin size – $150 (price includes shipping)
Project P3-17 Anena Nighty – Small Crib size – $75 (price includes shipping)
Project P2-17 Lakot Agnes SOLD
Project P1-17 Lakot Agnes – Large lap size – $200 (price includes shipping)
Project 256 Lakot Agnes – Large Lap size – $200 (price includes shipping)
Project 251 Aruma Sarah SOLD
#232 Designed by Lagulu Pauline – King size – $350. (price includes shipping)
#233 Lakot Agnes In colours of blue and gold SOLD
#234 Aruma Lucy – $150 (price includes shipping)
Check out the quilting!
#213 A nice wallhanging or table cover from our newest members. $75 (price includes shipping)
#217 Group 6 – “Seeing stars” – Large lap size – $150 (price includes shipping)
#220 A perfect crib quilt..SOLD
# 212 A nice full size quilt. SOLD
# 209 Similar design as #212 SOLD
Project 203 Large size quilt in greens, oranges and purple. SOLD
Project 173 Full size quilt yellows, greens, blues and red – Large twin – $75 (price includes shipping)
Project 201 A very nice quilt by Apiro Rose. SOLD
A day and night quilt from Lakot Aness. Look at all that work! SOLD
A beauty from Lagulu Pauline SOLD
#151 This was a special order and has been SOLD.
#157 Our first circular quilt.
#141 Congo Logs! SOLD
#162 Jennifer’s home project – $50 (price includes shipping)
#150 Josephine’s home project SOLD
# 147 Quilt by Beatrice, one of our beginners. She’s a natural! SOLD
#142 Beautiful fabrics from the Congo! SOLD
#145 Laptop size Sail Boat Quilt. Very nice quilting! SOLD
130. In colors of green – SOLD
a closer look
113. Purple strips SOLD
87. Congo logs in colors of orange and brown – SOLD
129. Lap size quilt with matching pillow cover. SOLD
118. Small lap or crib size quilt. SOLD
76. Congo Logs! SOLD
71. Another beauty! SOLD!
78. Flying Cranes (otherwise known as flying geese but haven’t seen any of those here) SOLD
Small Wallhanging SOLD
79. “Purely African” was made by a very talented and committed lady! SOLD!
23. A mixture of African print, batiks and dyed fabrics in colors of brown and maroon. SOLD!
Our beautiful “Crazy” quilt made from remnants of previous products. SOLD!
19. Our beautiful bedsize basket quilt. Measures 68″ x 85″ and comes with 1 matching pillow sham. On the photo below you will notice the amount of hand quilting done on this quilt. The same pattern is used for the border.
Our quilted bags are all lined and some have a pocket(s) on the inside.
Acaa Grace with her cell phone cases.
Table runner and placemats
These table runners are approximately 50″ long x 17″ wide and placemats are 16″ square.
Table runner and 4 placemats. Priced at $25.
Please come back soon to see what new items we have created and
Thank you for looking!