"MOLA" Quilt Raffle

We are raffling off this stunning ‘Mola’ quilt! Tickets are $20 each with the draw to be held on September 24, 2019. There are only 250 tickets available. You can get your tickets at


or alternatively contact 403-528-9088 or info@halorescue.ca for tickets.

What is a Mola you ask? The mola, or molas, is a hand-made textile that forms part of the traditional women's clothing of the Kuna people in the Panama region. Mola means shirt or clothing. Depending on the tradition of each island, the women begin the crafting of molas either after they reach puberty, or at a much younger age. Molas are hand-made using a reverse appliqué technique. Several layers (usually two to seven) of different-coloured cloth (usually cotton) are sewn together; the design is then formed by cutting away parts of each layer. The edges of the layers are then turned under and sewn down. Often, the stitches are nearly invisible. This is achieved by using a thread the same color as the layer being sewn, sewing blind stitches, and sewing tiny stitches. The finest molas have extremely fine stitching, made using tiny needles. When Guna women tire of a particular blouse, they disassemble it and sell the molas to collectors. This quilt is made from several Molas and will fit a queen or king size bed.


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