In the midst of sewing room clean out I figured out that I don’t really finish charity quilts very often anymore. With my shoulder injury and the amount that now goes through here, there is no way I could have ever kept up.
That lead me to realizing I really didn’t need the extensive cotton sheet collection that I had. So…I shipped them out. Carol a charity quilter with her church group messaged me that they could put the sheets to use. AWESOME. I sent some her way.
“Hi Jo, I’m attaching a photo of me in pink sweatshirt and June who is our leader of our church quilting group. We were thrilled to get the sheets you sent for backings for our quilts. We have already paired them up with tops that we make 60” by 80”. We made over 150 quilts last year for Lutheran World Relief and we had a good day today.
The picture I sent earlier (the photo below)
featured Marjo from Minnesota cutting up the stripes you had sent previously. Thank you for the gifts for our efforts! ”
Carol mentioned that Marjo is a snowbird. How awesome is it that she can have two church families?
For those of you who don’t know a lot about Lutheran World Relief, it is a organization that helps people across the globe. Many of these quilts will end up in places of disaster or great need.
The goal of the ladies making the quilts isn’t an amazing beautiful quilt. They are asked to focus more on the function of a quilt. My first thought was always warmth, but that isn’t always what the quilts are needed for. Hung in a tree they provide shade. Laid on the ground they provide a clean place to eat.
Lutheran World Relief quilts are typically 60 x 80 and made with items such as cotton sheets. Not every group, but many cut squares that are 10″ square, sew them together in a 6 x 8 setting and have a quilt. The quilts are not glamorous but very functional and VERY needed.
Hats off to that ladies quilting for LWR. I applaud all of your efforts. Thanks for being a link to provide good in the world!!! Here’s to another 150 quilts ladies.
…and Carol, it was great to put a name with a face!!