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Quilts for those in need


September 27, 2018

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Colorful and cozy. These are the quilts that the ladies of Vermont Lutheran Church make for people in need around the world. Quilts, school kits and personal care kits, are sent to places such as Georgia (near Ukraine), Angola, Mali, Bosnia, Haiti, and Burkina Faso. World Relief determines where there is the most need. Quilt tops and backs are made at three of the ladies' homes. Batten is purchased through Thrivent or through the missionary budget of the church. Then, at least once a month, six to ten of the women gather to tie them together at the church. It is like an old fashioned quilting bee. We welcome anyone to come and tie knots. Even men get into the production. Two of the husbands are great help with cutting the material, measuring the backs, and boxing the quilts for shipment. Each fall the quilts are sent out on their mission of mercy. Last year (2017) we sent a record 150 quilts. This year we are at about 125, anticipating to reach or surpass last year's number. It is our small way to make a difference in this world.

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