St. John’s Sewing Group made their first quilt in 1968 and they have continued this ministry over the past 50 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, Rocky Boy Indian Reservation and Lutheran Church Charities.
Every Tuesday, 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.
Come join us and if you have any questions contact:
Carole Wenzel 815-223-1877
Jan Delvallee 815-894-3787