Kalahari Quilts

Gaborone, Botswana · 53 Sales


Kalahari Quilts

Gaborone, Botswana 53 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

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Jenny Healy

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Jenny Healy


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5 out of 5 stars
La-Shawn Hill

La-Shawn Hill on Jun 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Received refund due to shipping issue and shop owner will ship product to me for free.


tdarrisaw on Apr 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This item is beautiful.


myadonai4ever on Feb 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fabrics are vibrant and beautiful! Great price and fast shipping too. Thanks for a great shopping experience.... I'll be keeping an eye on you. Much success to you and God bless!

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Illustrating a Colorful Country, Building Future Generations

In 2006, a creative couple by the name of Jenny and Daniel Healy decided to take their passion for quilting into the world. With thread in hand and African inspirations at the ready, they decided to put their lives (literally, their life savings) into the creation of a local quilt store in Gaborone, Botswana.

Kalahari Quilts was born.

Although they started VERY small, the business has expanded to an ever-growing family of passionate quilters from Botswana and beyond.

Although Kalahari Quilts is a business (not a non-profit organization), it is one that is enabling its employees and their families to be able to dictate their future. We teach valuable skills to our women that help them to be the strong, creative, capable individuals that they already are. While most Motswana women make less than $100 per month (that's about $3/day), our ladies at Kalahari Quilts are treated like family, including medical and educational benefits.

In May 2012, Kalahari Quilts took a huge step in its growth by moving to a beautiful, bright new store in Gaborone with plenty of foot traffic. All of the quilts that you see in our store are hand-made, on-site in this location. Local customers can even come and watch their quilt being made right before their eyes.

The mission of Kalahari Quilts is to illustrate the beautiful land and people of Africa, while also promoting future generations through our employment opportunities. As Kalahari Quilts currently does not make profit at its store, we hope that making the leap onto Etsy.com can help us to fund this dream.

Thank you so much for stopping by our store and we hope to inspire you through our work.

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  • Jenny

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Founder of KQ, designer Jenny Healy was born in Zambia, educated in Botswana and the United States. Her love of quilting flowered in California and is now being shared with a small but growing network of quilters in Botswana.

  • Kessy


    Kessy never fails to make the entire store start cracking up at least once per day. She mainly works directly with customers but also aids in finalizing quilts. Originally from Goshwe, she also enjoys singing in her church and playing with colors.

  • Lydia


    Lydia is our "can-do" woman around KQ. She does a lot of the "dirty" work of quilting, including finalizing every KQ quilt. She is originally from Dagwi and is of Kalanga descent. Although quiet at first, she is the biggest sweetheart!

  • Marlie

    Designer, Intern

    Marlie is our summer intern for this year from the University of Pennsylvania. Hailing all the way from North Carolina, she has been helping us with photography, social media, and of course, our Etsy store!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2015
Dumela ma/ra! (Hello ma'am/sir)

We are Kalahari Quilts, a small family of quilt-lovers in Gaborone, Botswana led by Jenny Healy. Over the last six years, our store has become a local favorite, providing imported fabrics, unique gifts, and of course, our handmade quilts. We have expanded our horizons to Etsy in the hopes of allowing people across the world to love our products just as much as we do!

Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions!

Kalahari Love,

The Team

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment must be made at check-out time through PayPal (see below). You do not need an account with PayPal to use this service and you can pay with Credit card, Debit card where available and E-Check. Be assured that this is a very secure method for payment and your information is strictly confidential. I will never see your credit/debit card numbers.

Unless we have made prior arrangements, payment must be made immediately following your purchase. In case of non-payment, the Sale will be canceled and the item will be re-listed.
We utilize Botswana Post registered for small items, however our larger items such as quilts we will utilize FedEx international Priority Service in order to ensure that your product will arrive safe-and-sound from our door in Botswana to yours. Please allow 10-16 business days for shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the unique nature of the handmade products in our store, we do not allow refunds or exchanges. Please look at the pictures carefully and ALWAYS feel free to ask for more details/pictures/etc.! We want you to be happy :)