Quilts and Kits for Lutheran World Relief
Mission Quilts-So Much More Than a Blanket
“There is, indeed, a transforming moment when a Quilt passes from our hands into another’s, and they embrace it.” —Kirk Betts, Former Chairman of the LWR Board of Directors, upon distributing LWR Quilts in Niger
When you make and send a quilt, you are not only comforting someone you have never met, but providing an object that is useful in ways you probably never imagined. In addition to being a cozy, clean new bed cover, it can be:
a baby carrier, tied around a mother’s back;
a market display, spread on the ground and piled with vegetables;
a sack for transporting those goods to market;
and, most importantly, a constant reminder that someone, far away, cares a lot.
How can you participate?
Donate cotton fabric, sheets and/or blankets (including electric ones-we pull the cords). Leave them at the Information Desk in the Narthex with a note identifying them for quilting.
Cut squares for quilt tops (experience preferable)
Stitch quilt tops (some sewing experience helpful)
Tie quilts on the 4th Tuesday morning of each month at 9 am in Founders Hall (no experience needed).
Check newsletter in case there is a date change.
If you would like to assist with school kits, health kits, layettes and/or sewing kits please pick up an instruction sheet at the Information Desk or check the following links.
For additional information regarding quilts, contact Jan Burgert, through the office.
Additional links with helpful information:
Lutheran World Relief Make Mission Quilts
Project Promise: Build Kits of Care