Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tomorrow: Our Word, God's Hands, and a Quilt for Lutheran World Relief

Tomorrow, we will have the 2nd annual God's Work, Our Hands day at my church.  We will assemble cookie care packages for college students and restock the food pantry.  And we'll quilt!  Here's a picture from last year.

In the above picture from last year, that's me in the middle, and my spouse who's not afraid to be in touch with his inner quilter on my right.

The other woman in the picture had pieced the front, and we put it together with batting and a sheet for the back.  She stitched the edges by machine, and then we knotted it.  This year, I'm the woman getting everything ready.  We'll have a quilt ready to be knotted, and squares that people can sew together either by hand or machine.  If people want to cut fabric, we've got a box of donated fabric.

These quilts will eventually go to Lutheran World Relief and then around the world.  They'll be used as quilts and floor mats and doors and barriers to keep out the weather.  It's such a simple object, a quilt.  May it be an instrument of grace and good fortune.

If you're interested, you don't have to be a member of our church or attend services.  You can show up at 10:45, and we'll put you to work.  I imagine that we'll be quilting until 1:30 or so.  The church is Trinity Lutheran, at the southeast corner of Pines Blvd. and 72nd, just before you get to Broward College.

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