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Ministry of donating 50 quilts a year comes to a close

St. John’s WELCA Christian Service Workshop has been making quilts for Lutheran World Relief for several decades. Approximately 50 quilts have been sewn and donated each year. St. John’s participation in this much appreciated service effort to the global community came to an end with a ‘Dedication of Quilts’ on October 20, 2013. Many women and men have helped with cutting fabric, arranging quilt blocks, sewing, knotting and delivery of the quilts.

This year 52 quilts were completed and were delivered to LWR to help them reach their goal of 500,000 quilts in 2013. The quilts were sewn by Roberta Schantzenbach (who has sewn quilts for over 30 years), Mary Ann Miller, and Barb LaMotte. Thank you to these sewers, to all members who knotted quilts and to Ginny Himler for delivering the quilts this year. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all Church Members who have generously donated supplies and shared their time and talent to make this a successful ministry for so many years. –Barb LaMotte – Coordinator, Christian Service Workshop

To view a photo gallery of the beautiful quilts, visit: http://www.stjohnsemmaus.org/quilting-gallery/

To learn more about the LWR Quilt Campaign, visit: http://lwr.org/getinvolved/quilts