Alissa Haight Carlton, the president of the Modern Quilt Guild, posted on her site about a wonderful nonprofit that helps women who are victims of the conflict in Eastern Congo by teaching them to sew at a sewing workshop. Action Kivu is run by Alissa’s twin sister, Cate. Alissa is currently running a fundraiser on her site. The fundraiser runs through Monday the 19th of August at midnight PST. Click here to check it out. If you donate not only will you be helping out a great cause, a great cause that involves sewing, you’ll also be in the running for some great prizes.