Quilters and Friends
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS SUPPLIED TO LET YOU KNOW HOW OUR NORMAL SCHEDULE WORKS. WE HOPE TO BE BACK IN OPERATION SOON, BUT (FOR NOW) WE'LL "STAY SAFE."
Quilters and Friends meet weekly, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the First Lutheran Fellowship Hall. This group of dedicated quilters had its beginning in the early 1970s when members of LCW asked one of their group to demonstrate crazy quilt techniques to those who wanted to learn. Soon several women were meeting regularly to hand stitch one another's quilts. Over the years, they have earned a reputation for fine work, and have raise significant amounts of money to support women's group activities. They are currently honored by the church at an annual luncheon, and have 'ruled' the use of the Fellowship Hall for over 40 years. There is a record of photos kept of many of the hand-stitched quilts they've made.
In addition to hand stitching, tied quilts are made for Lutheran World
Relief, fire victims, graduating seniors and to sell. Last year, a special
effort was made to increase the number of mission quilts whiich
resulted in 100 being shipped to LWR. Quilters continue to produce
as many quilts as possible as they put to use the tops and backs
previously donated. Some non-quilters come on Wednesdays to
work on other projects or to share coffee or lunch. Anyone interested
can bring a sack lunch and join the fun.
Peace by Piece Quilting
Peace by Piece Quilting is an ecumenical group that meets on the second
Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. It has
participants from several local congregations and the community. First Lutheran
member Katie Garman leads the group and also cuts and assembles the packets
for each block. Mariel McMullen writes a short devotion based on each month's
design, which is read at the meeting. Quilting tips are shared, completed blocks
and quilts are returned, and reports are given on quilt distribution. Quilts are
given to those in the community who need some comfort in their lives, for
whatever the reason. Nearly 500 quilts have been given away in the 12 years the
group has existed. Participation is open to all interested women from the community.
The sewing group is made up of participants from First Lutheran as well as other members of the community. According to First Lutheran member Jackie Vingerud, they do hand stitchery, like counted cross-stitch. So, if you enjoy cross-stitch or embroidery, or other portable handicraft (i.e. knitting, stamping, etc.) you are welcome to attend. Members take turns hosting.
In-person events and activities are on hold during the Covid-19 Pandemic.