“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)