On October 19th John Gillow delivered his lecture on the Kantha Quilts of Bengal to a full house.
The lecture was delivered in style as John was presented a turban cloth and cap from Afghanistan by introducer Jo O'Callaghan. Jo once had to drive a jeep in Kabul while wearing the turban (and a false beard) when she was working as a nurse.
Our fundraiser for the Maiwa Foundation was a very generous donation by Ros Aylmer of a contemporary Kantha Quilt. The quilt features scenes from daily life including school children attending classes.