Our Quilts

Quilting 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.

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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

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Project P4-17 Lagulu Pauline – Twin size – $150 (price includes shipping)

 

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Project P3-17 Anena Nighty – Small Crib size – $75 (price includes shipping)

 

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Project P2-17 Lakot Agnes  SOLD

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Project P1-17 Lakot Agnes – Large lap size – $200 (price includes shipping)

 

Project 256 Lakot Agnes

Project 256 Lakot Agnes – Large Lap size – $200 (price includes shipping)

 

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Project 251 Aruma Sarah SOLD

 

#232 Lagulu Pauline

#232 Designed by Lagulu Pauline  – King size – $350. (price includes shipping)

#233 Lakot Agnes

#233 Lakot Agnes    In colours of blue and gold  SOLD

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#234 Aruma Lucy

#234 Aruma Lucy – $150 (price includes shipping)

 

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Check out the quilting!

 

#213 A nice wallhanging or table cover from our newest members.

#213 A nice wallhanging or table cover from our newest members. $75 (price includes shipping)

 

#217 Check out the work in this quilt!

#217 Group 6 – “Seeing stars” – Large lap size – $150 (price includes shipping)

#220 A perfect crib quilt..SOLD

#220 A perfect crib quilt..SOLD

A nice full size quilt.

# 212 A nice full size quilt. SOLD

# 209 Similar design as #212

# 209 Similar design as #212 SOLD

Project 203 Large size quilt in greens, oranges and purple.

Project 203 Large size quilt in greens, oranges and purple. SOLD

Project 173 Full size quilt

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.

Project 201 A very nice quilt by Apiro Rose. SOLD

 

 

 

A day and night quilt from Lakot Aness. Look at all that work!

A day and night quilt from Lakot Aness. Look at all that work! SOLD

A beauty from Lagulu Pauline

A beauty from Lagulu Pauline SOLD

This was a special order and has been sold.

#151 This was a special order and has been SOLD.

Our first circular quilt.

#157 Our first circular quilt.

Congo Logs!

#141 Congo Logs! SOLD

#162 Jennifer's home project.

#162 Jennifer’s home project – $50 (price includes shipping)

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#150 Josephine’s home project SOLD

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#109 SOLD

Project 147 Quilt by Beatrice, one of our beginners. She's a natural!

# 147 Quilt by Beatrice, one of our beginners. She’s a natural! SOLD

#142 Beautiful

#142 Beautiful fabrics from the Congo! SOLD

 

 

Laptop size Sail Boat Quilt. Very nice quilting!

#145 Laptop size Sail Boat Quilt. Very nice quilting! SOLD

 

In colors of green

130. In colors of green – SOLD

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Purple strips

113. Purple strips SOLD

Congo logs in colors of orange and brown

87. Congo logs in colors of orange and brown – SOLD

Lap size quilt with matching pillow case

129. Lap size quilt with matching pillow cover. SOLD

Small crib size quilt.

118. Small lap or crib size quilt. SOLD

 

Congo Logs!

76. Congo Logs! SOLD

Another beauty!

71. Another beauty! SOLD!

Flying Cranes (otherwise known as flying geese but haven't seen any of those here)

78. Flying Cranes (otherwise known as flying geese but haven’t seen any of those here) SOLD

Small Wallhanging

Small Wallhanging SOLD

 

Purely African!

79. “Purely African” was made by a very talented and committed lady! SOLD!

 

A mixture of African print, batiks and dyed fabrics in colors of brown and maroon.

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.

Our beautiful “Crazy” quilt made from remnants of previous products. SOLD!

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. The price for this quilt is $125 plus shipping.

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. 

This was a special order but we can do more, just name your size!

25. SOLD

Our Bags

Our quilted bags are all lined and some have a pocket(s) on the inside.

 

Bags

 

Cellphone cases

Acaa Grace with her cell phone cases.

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 $35 which includes shipping.

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!

Leave a Reply

  1. My daughter is a wildlife major in love with Africa. One of your quilts would be perfect in her dorm!! Please send prices and sizes. She particularly likes the style of p21-17 and the Congo logs!! Beautiful work, thank you.

    • Thank you so much Carole! Your purchase will go a long way in helping our Uganda quilter(s) in paying school fees and purchasing supplies for their farms.

  2. I would love to order a quilt and a couple of bags from you. My neighbor and friend Kathleen Solomon showed me hers. Your work is beautiful. I would like to order special colors and sizes if possible and can wait until something is ready. Karen Fraser

    • Hello Karen, thank you for your interest in our quilts. The women would love to make you a quilt. I will send you an email from nuwocsi@yahoo.com and we can discuss further. Please check your spam mail in case my email lands there. 🙂 Nancy

  3. I would love to purchase a quilt. Could you send me some more information on pricing please?

  4. These are great photos! Thanks for sharing and giving us a peek at the beautiful work. I’ve shared the link with some family and friends and I’m praying that the business grows and flourishes. God Bless you, Nancy!