Prayer Quilters and Friends,
Many Thanks to those of you who made Raggedy Wreaths for the PreSchool Silent Auction and to Pat Burroughs who made a lovely Christmas tote bag for the auction.
Seeking new members: We welcome new members to our group. Sewing skills are helpful but not required. Anyone interested in praying for those in need, as well as those who like to sew and/or quilt, should check out our group. As noted above, basic sewing skills are nice but not required to participate in this group. If you want to learn to quilt, you can! We’re willing to teach basic quilting skills to teens and above.
Quilt Count: To date we’ve sent out 125 quilts, including 93 lap-size to large quilts and 32 patriotic mini quilts. We’ve given out 14 so far this year.
Prayer and Quilt Requests: Anyone may request prayers and a quilt for someone. We welcome prayer requests. We offer quilts when they are available. We make patriotic mini quilts and lap-size prayer quilts.
Cleaning Out and Request for donations: If you are cleaning out and have a stash of cotton fabric you no longer need or want, please consider giving it to us. We welcome donations of 100% cotton fabric to use in making prayer quilts. If you have fabric to donate, please contact Shandel, our Fabric Stash Keeper, or Bryn, as noted below.
Save the date for the 2017 Retreat at Shrine Mont: The Fiber Arts Prayer Quilt Retreat is scheduled for May 15-18, 2017. The registration form will be available in early 2017.
Meetings are usually held on Friday afternoons from 1 to 5 PM: Please feel free to invite someone to join us, including friends who do not attend St. George’s Church. Our next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3. Can someone volunteer to host? We’ll be quilting so please bring your machine. Fabric and batting available!
Prayer List: The women and men of Teen Challenge; Kathleen Poor; Harrison Simpson; Stephanie Sers; Anne Marie Walsh; Jim O’Connor; Peg Johnson; Jean Rossbacher; Sharon Boivin; Gloria Fontenot; Jill Willis; Arya Holmes; Jonathan Doster; Mike McCullough; Wyatt Stewart; Sarah Dorrance, Shane O’Donnell; Elizabeth Sirbaugh; Diane Simkins; Caroline Howe; Jenny Ulrich; Thomas Luck; Gayle Lea; Champ Corbin; Paul Johnson; Maddie Shura; Stephanie Mullins; Lauren Christensen; Pieter Reenalda; Marcia Kole; Lillian McGarvey and family; Family of Henry Benson; Marjorie Smith; Family of Thelma Pritchard; Terry Givens; Christine Phares; Family of Carol Caldwell; Terry Doster; David McCune; Bryn Roth; Katie Howell; Paulette Hawthorne; Presley Johnson and his mother Sarah; Kate and Dennis Hardy; Hessin Family; Ginger Shiver; Jack Smith; Family of Neymar Ambrosio; Marc Richarson; Ray and Alice Fritz; Anthony Ayoub; Monica (If you have names to add to or remove from this list, please let me know.)
A note about quilts: Please ask prospective recipients if we may pray for them and give them a quilt. You may ask a relative, if the individual is unable to speak for him or herself. If you give out a quilt, please let me know the person’s name, reason for giving him or her the quilt, and any other pertinent information.
A note about the ties in the quilts: Suggested for our prayer quilts-About 50 should be put in smaller, lap-size, quilts and about 100 in larger quilts. The two ends of the threads of the ties should be about as long as your pointer finger. Please do not cut off the threads after tying the knots. You may put in the threads but not tie the knots. At our meetings we can tie the knots and pray for the person receiving the quilt. You may machine stitch part of your quilt to help hold the layers together. The patriotic mini quilts should have about 10 to 12 ties.
Thanks for all of your efforts praying for people and making quilts!
Information or questions: Contact Bryn Roth at 373-9126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayers & Squares Website: www.prayerquilt.org (to reach “Members Only” section, use prayer and ministry)
Chaplain: Laura Rollins
Fabric Stash Keeper: Shandel Perron (540-845-9034)
Tea Mistress: Sally Sarkisian
It’s not about the Quilt… It’s all about the Prayers.