Quilters and Friends

Quilters and Friends meet Weekly, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the First Lutheran Fellowship Hall. This group of dedicated quilters had its beginning in the quilting-handearly 1970s when members of LCW asked one of their group to demonstrate crazy quilt techniques to those who wanted to learn. Soon several women were meeting regularly to hand stitch one another's quilts. Over the years, they have earned a reputation for fine work, and have raise significant amounts of money to support women's group activities. They are currently honored by the church at an annual luncheon, and have 'ruled' the use of the Fellowship Hall for over 40 years. There is a record of photos kept of many of the hand-stitched quilts they've made. 

In addition to hand stitching, tied quilts are made for Lutheran World Relief, fire victims, graduating seniorsquilting-june-11-14 and to sell. Last year, a special effort was made to increase the number of missionquilts which resulted in 100 being shipped to LWR. While this formal challenge is not continuing into 2014, quilters continue to produce as many quilts as possible as they put to use the many tops and backs previously donated, and to use up bins of donated fabric. Some non-quilters come on Wednesdays to work on other projects or to just share coffee or lunch and camaraderie during break time. Anyone interested can bring a sack lunch and join the fun.

Peace by Piece Quilting

Peace by Piece Quilting is an ecumenical group that meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. It has participants from several local congregations and the community. First Lutheran member Katie Garman leads the group and also cuts and assembles the packets for each block. Mariel McMullen writes a short devotion based on each month's design, which is read at the meeting. Quilting tips are shared, completed blocks and quilts are returned, and reports are given on quilt distribution. Quilts are given to those in the community who need some comfort in their lives, for whatever the reason. Nearly 500 quilts have been given away in the 12 years the group has existed. Participation is open to all interested women from the community. 

Sewing Group

The sewing group is made up of participants from First Lutheran as well as other members of the community. According to First Lutheran member Jackie Vingerud, they do hand stitchery, like counted cross-stitch. So, if you enjoy cross-stitch or embroidery, or other portable handicraft (i.e. knitting, stamping, etc.) you are welcome to attend. Members take turns hosting.

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