Members of several Lutheran Churches in Kearney County have sewed hundreds of quilts to send to people in need here and abroad. Some of the quilters in these churches take part in the Quilts and Kits Program for Lutheran World Relief (LWR).
Quilters at Minden’s Bethany Lutheran Church recently displayed their year’s worth of work in the church sanctuary by draping all 137 quilts they made on the pews. The quilts were on display for a week before they were boxed up for shipping.
“We have more quilts than pews,” said Susan Larson, one of Minden’s quilters. “People enjoy seeing them displayed.” Larson explained that the her quilting group will start meeting once a week in January to begin on next year’s quilts. She said that several members assemble quilt tops at home. At the church, the women layer the batting and backing with the quilt tops, tie-off the quilts, and sew up the sides.
At Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth, quilters meet twice a month January through April and in September and October. This year the group made 77 quilts most of which were boxed up to ship with quilts from around the country through LWR. Six of the quilts were going to the Safe Center and Crossroads Mission in Kearney. Mildred Adam is one of the quilters from Hildreth and said that in addition to the quilts, church members put together health kits to be sent through LWR to people in need.
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