On January 5, 2023, Ann Lauer spoke to our guild about Ride 4 a Woman, a charity she supports. She came across this organization on a gorilla safari in Uganda in 2001. When she saw the condition of the tools used by the quilters, she knew she could do something about it. The picture on the left above shows the condition of the cutting mats the women were using. The picture on the right shows the cutting mats she was able to provide to the charity.
Ms. Lauer showed a film done about their work. The URL is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xURsGyHL320. To learn more, go to her web site at https://grizzlygulchgallery.com/. Click on the African Quilters tab. There is also a gofundme link on that site where Ms. Lauer collects donations to support them. All proceeds go to the charity with Ms. Lauer absorbing all the administrative costs. She donated her speaker’s fee to the charity and Nancy Sandreuter’s company matched the fee to double the impact.