Tied in Faith—Sent in Hope—Wrapped in Love
The flying quilters will be meeting again on the following Mondays: January 23, February 6, 27 and March 13 and 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. You do not need to know how to sew! If you can tie a knot, cut fabric, use an iron or put in a pin, we need you!
The quilts produced by the Flying Quilters are "Tied in Faith—Sent in Hope—Wrapped in Love." This group creates practical, warm coverings for those in need anywhere in the world.
The Flying Quilters ministry was established in the 1970s to provide quilts for Lutheran World Relief which began shipping quilts to refugees at the end of World War II. Quilts are made from recycled sheets, curtains, yard goods – practically anything that can be sewn into 60″ by 80″ quilt for delivery to those in need. Our quilts not only comfort those we have never met, but provide 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
- a sunshade shawl, and most importantly
- a constant reminder that someone, far away, cares a lot.
If you wish to be a part of this important outreach ministry, please join our quilting group which meets on alternate Mondays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in Fellowship Room A. (Check the calendar for exact days.) No special sewing skills are necessary. Most Quilters also bring a bag lunch.
You can also be a part of this ministry by donating your gently used sheets, blankets and yard goods or by making a donation to purchase quilt batting (quilt middles). For more information, email Judy Houston at firstname.lastname@example.org
As evident from the photos of the quilts in the sanctuary on Quilt Sunday, we are not creating art or even craft quilts. The Flying Quilters create practical, warm coverings for those in need.