Ministry and Mission
Quilters meet on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.
The Quilters met the first time April 1, 2008. We began this group at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church as did many other groups of women in the United States, because there was a need. Lutheran women have been making quilts to give to Lutheran World Relief since the 1940’s. These quilts are given to refugees around the world. The first year our group donated 80 quilts to Lutheran World Relief, The second year we donated 100 quilts to Lutheran World Relief. As the group has grown so has the quantity that has been made and where they are going. Last year we saw that there was also a local need and we divided our quilts to meet that need. In 2012 we have focused almost exclusively on the local needs.
We learned that fire departments give quilts to affected families, for warmth and comfort. We then began looking around at other charities in the area. We also looked at our own congregation. We started giving our hand maid quilts on special occasions such as graduating seniors.
Then the idea to have a Quiltathon came about. Why not offer the people in the congregation an opportunity to help tie quilts on one day. This year we held our 4th annual Quiltathon, we also invited the public to tie quilts and help us with this endeavor. People young and old, members of Our Saviour’s or not, all had a good time tying quilts and were feed some great food. We also gave quilts to the family of Liz and Carol and we auctioned another one off. The next Quiltathon will be February 13, 2016 from 9-3.