Blanket Workshop

Blanket Workshop: women share in fellowship as they make blankets (quilts) that are donated to Lutheran World Relief for distribution throughout the world. Some women in the group spend their time at a sewing machine. Most of the women share in simple tasks of tying knots with yarn and pinning hems. No sewing or quilting experience is necessary to join this group. Tasks are easy, and there are plenty of friendly women to show you the techniques. You don’t have to officially sign up, and you don’t have to come every month. Just join us when you can.

This group began in 1969 and has assembled a total of 9,049 quilts for Lutheran World Relief (LWR). The quilts can be used for warmth, as part of a tent, as a mat, room divider, poncho or pallet. Quilts have also been repurposed as a wedding dress and used to bury a loved one. The Blanket Workshop meets on the 4th Thursday of the month, 9am-2pm at Bethel (two meetings in August on the 2nd and 4th Thursday and none in December). It is not necessary to be present the entire time or every time. Bring a sack lunch if you do stay through the lunch hour; coffee will be provided. Quilt kits are available to sew at home to make quilt tops for the Blanket Workshop. These quilt kits consist of 48 (10.5 inches) squares to sew in a 6 X 8 block arrangement. Please contact Patty Saxe if interested in sewing a quilt top.

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