MISSION QUILTERS are partners in ministry with Lutheran World Relief. The mission of LWR affirms God’s love to all people and work with Lutherans in the United States and around the world to end poverty and injustice. Our efforts are to prepare quilts to be shipped to one or more of the 24 countries served by LWR. We meet on the second Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Available to any quilter are kits prepared with cut squares and instructions on how to make a quilt top. Each month, the quilt top is layered with a poly-fill sheet and a bed sheet to prepare a finished quilt. Once a year quilts are displayed on pews and then boxed, barcoded, and taken to a site in Elgin for shipment to a warehouse near Baltimore, MD LWR offices. Because of the barcoding, we are informed which countries receive our quilts, either to supply warmth or as a carrier or a room divider.
During the past 16 years, we have appreciated the generosity of Christ Lutheran and other community friends for supplying material and donations.
Mark your calendars for Friday, April 24 for all to attend the 43rd Annual Friends of Lutheran World Relief Luncheon. Friends of LWR are supporters who assist in the mission of LWR on the local level. For more information please see the LWR website, lwr.org, and Friends of LWR at lwr.org/friends-lutheran-world-relief.