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Quilters Corner

Quilts on display made by the Quilting Club

Notes for the Quilters…

St. Jacob’s quilters will meet on Monday, August 20th from 10:30AM-3:30PM. Don’t forget that if you will be staying over the lunch hour, please bring a lunch item to share with the group. Jan Hart always shares some quilting hints as well as Bible wisdom.

Our numbers are not large but we accomplish a lot—making senior quilts for our own congregation, as well as, many quilts for Lutheran World Relief. We can always use individuals to work on projects at home, so please call Joelle McIlroy for at home work. Long winter nights would be a good time to accomplish something useful for our friends at Lutheran World Relief.

Keep in mind that we always need old bed SHEETS as well as THREAD. If you are sorting and cleaning, please remember that we welcome your donation of any fabric, sheets, or thread. Simply deposit the items in the container inside the south west corner of Garnes Hall.

Feel free to contact Joelle McIlroy using the General Contact Form with any questions.

An Excerpt from Lutheran World Relief Letter

Greetings from Lutheran World Relief! We’re so thankful for your partnership, and for your energy and enthusiasm for this ministry.

I’m excited to be able to share some details about where some of your itmes traveled in the last year. You may already have spotted in your online tracker record that your Mission Quilts have gone to Tanzania. You donation departed our warehouse on November 9, 2016.

LWR’s partner in Tanzania is the Christian Council of Tanzania, a national faith-based organization that supports many Tanzanian churches in their outreach to people in need around the country through 250 small sub-partners. This shipment will reach 11,250 people in Tanzania with quilts, including the regions of Arusha, Tanga, Iringa, Kilimanjaro, Ruvuma and Mbeya. Distributions in Dodoma, Morogoro, Dar Es Salaam, Singida and Mtwara will focus on orphanages and homes for the elderly. Finally, the Kigoma region, which hosts many refugees from Burundi, will also receive quilts.

Thank you, Quilters, for your dedication to this project that shares God’s comforting love with people in terrible situations all around the world!