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Quilter: Becky Kopicko

My name is Becky and I’m from Spring Arbor, Michigan.  I learned of the Sari Bari organization through knowing the family of Mel Hayward, who is working with the women in India.  When I heard about the quilt project, I knew I had to make one.  Having been a quilter for the last 30 years, I have made quilts for family, friends and also a variety of causes – most of which help women and children.  I found the saris to be so interesting in design and color to work with and also a challenge due to the fine texture.  It has been a pleasure to do a small part to helping the women on India find love and the freedom to be all they can be.

About the quilt:

The saris I chose to use were bright colors – pinks, golds and aquas for the most part with green accents.  This quilt measures 76 inches square and could be reversible as the back is a checkerboard pattern.  I also have a decorative pillow that goes with the quilt.  Rather than a quilt batting, I used white flannel in the middle of the top and bottom made from saris, so the quilt is lightweight.