The Quilting Group
“A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was…a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul.” Acts 16.14
Established in 1987, women of the congregation meet on Tuesdays, January thru April (9:30am -2:30pm) to make quilts of all sizes, which are then given to our shut-ins, to homeless shelters and to those in need. Baptismal quilts are given to Luther Memorial’s baptized infants. Fabrics are often donated and an annual raffle of a handmade quilt provides funds to purchase batting, additional fabric and other essentials.
On Mother’s Day, the sanctuary is adorned with quilts and they are dedicated at that time. Even if you cannot sew, you are welcome to help by cutting fabric, ironing or other tasks related to this effort.
Participants are encouraged to come and go as their schedule allows and Peg Mayer, group leader, reminds us that being an experienced quilter is not necessary! People are needed to help cut patterns out for walker bags and/or sew them (straight stitching that you can do from home if you wish). Members will teach how to cut out the quilt squares and iron/organize material. Once the quilts have been put together with the batting and backing, sewers are needed to straight stitch them together. Can you straight stitch? …then you can quilt! Please consider joining this outreach group that has been providing comfort and joy in the world one stitch at a time for 30 years.