Home | Feedback | Locations to buy the paper | Subscriptions | Facebook | Twitter | Vevay Lifestyles
Vevay Newspapers | Vevay, IN

home : news : news June 28, 2016

3/13/2014 3:00:00 PM
St. Peter Lutheran Church ladies complete 10,000th quilt

The ladies of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch have completed their 10,000th quilt since beginning the program in 1967.

They began using old clothes and scraps of material sewn together. Three layers are combined and knotted, and then bound around the edges.

These quilts may be used for anything from covering oneself to room dividers; as a tent; or a door - anyway that it can bring comfort to people who have few comforts.

The final size of each quilt is about 60x80-inches. The ladies say that durability and quality are more important than beauty, but they still strive to make beautiful quilts.

In the past the ladies used a great deal of old clothing and other materials, in recent years they have been fortunate to receive discarded material, much of it new, from various organizations and individuals.

There were 51 quilts made the first year; and currently the ladies average 200 per year, with the greatest number made being 425 in 2003.

Each Spring, the group takes the quilts - mostly packed in large egg crates - to Indianapolis, where Lutheran World Relief joins with Church World Services to distribute the quilts throughout the world in countries which are in need, or other disaster areas.

The ladies say that the work is tiring, but rewarding; and is not restricted to just their church members (men included), as many people from various other churches have joined in to help.

Anyone having any questions about the quilts or who would like to help in some way can contact the church at (812) 667-5881.





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

Contact Us

<June>
SMTWTFS
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    




Home | Feedback | Locations to buy the paper | Subscriptions | Vevay Lifestyles
Copyright 2014, Vevay Media Group, Inc.
111 West Market Street Vevay, IN 47043

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved