Quiltingfor 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 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)
For additional information regarding quilts, contact Jan Burgert:
And visit: Lutheran World Relief Make Mission Quilts
Ascension is also highly active in providing Kits of Care (School Kits, Baby Care Kits and Personal Care Kits) for Lutheran World Relief. You can find out more by clicking HERE.