The birthing ward accommodates more than 1,200 mothers giving birth each month. Many of these are very poor who have nothing, and some of their babies are sent home wrapped in newspapers to keep them warm.
The 67 mothers and babies in the birthing center that day each received a quilt or receiving blanket to wrap their baby in. They were most grateful for their gifts and sang a traditional Zulu song to show their appreciation.
The Grayson Country Quilters Guild is a group of approximately 30 members who support each other in the preservation of the Art of Quilt Making. The group participates in many charity opportunities around the area, including the women’s shelter and Primary Children’s Hospital.
Many youth in the area have participated and have learned skills in the art of quilt making as well.
The quilts were delivered by Jerry and Tina Murdock, who recently served a mission in the Durban, South Africa area for the LDS Church, and returned for humanitarian efforts.