Potholders, From Idaho to Tanzania

Photo by Dahn Gandell
Photo by Dahn Gandell

Dahn Gandell has been giving the  potholders  she bought from me to her friends in Tanzania where she’s working on the Mgondo Water Project.    I don’t know this woman’s name, but Dahn posted her photo and a few other photos on her facebook page.  It thrills me to see them.

Before this potholder went to Africa, Kenna, who designs quilts, saw it on my blog.   She often sends me fabric and that red triangle in the this potholder was one of the scraps she sent me.

Kenna emailed me a photo of the quilt she made using those red triangles.  I love the idea that the red triangle went  from Idaho to New York to Tanzania.  From Kenna to me to Dahn to the woman in the photo.

I also couldn’t help noticing how Kenna’s quilt is reminiscent of an African textile design.

You can see more photo’s from Dahn’s trip to and her work in  Tanzania here.

Kenna Ogg's Quilt
Kenna Ogg’s Quilt


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