Quilts on display August 2017 - Just some of the 527 quilts made by the sewing group this past year. They will be distributed to Lutheran World Relief and local charities. We want to thank the sewing group for all the hard work.
In September, all those boxes of quilts and kits (school, baby, and personal care) were loaded into a truck for delivery to an in-gathering facility in Elgin, IL. Then on to a Lutheran World Relief warehouse in Maryland. From there they go by ocean freight to Lutheran World Relief's partner agencies. Thank you Charlie and Molly Thrasher for loading up and delivering the quilts.
St. John’s Sewing Group made their first quilt in 1968 and they have continued this ministry over the past 42 years! Wonderful donations of material, old sheets, and yarn are used to make hundreds of quilts each year. The majority are given to Lutheran World Relief (for people in refugee camps or recovering from natural disasters). Other agencies that benefit from the quilts include Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Freedom House (for abused women and children), the Shriner’s Hospital.
Every Tuesday from 9:00 - 3:00 you’ll find 20+ men and women gathered in the Fellowship Hall. They’re cutting squares, machine sewing, ironing, sorting material, laying out quilts, pulling yarn through, and tying the yarn. You’ll smell coffee and hear laughter. All you need to bring is a sack lunch to join the warm fellowship. No need to know how to sew.
For additional information, please contact the church office at 815-223-1144
Quilts at Christmas 2015 – Distribution has been made recently of 150 quilts from St. John’s Sewing Group. They were given to: Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, The Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Freedom House in Princeton and the mission trip to Haiti. We give these quilts as a sign of God’s love and blessing for each person who receives one.