Seventh annual Mission Quilt sale planned
La PORTE — Since April 2012 women and men have been donating their time and talents on Thursday mornings making “Mission Quilts” for those in need.
While most of the fabric is donated, once a year, the first Saturday in October, the group holds a “Mission Quilt” sale to raise funds to buy quilt batting, equipment and supplies to make more quilts and help with missions.
This year’s sale will be Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the La Porte Missionary Church, 104 E. 18th St., La Porte. More than 200 quilts will be available at $55 each your choice. Quilts make wonderful gifts.
Mission Quilts have been given to those in need throughout our community, state, nation and even internationally.
More than 1,000 quilts have been given to the following organizations to name a few: All Fire Departments in La Porte, Michigan City, New Carlisle, and all 16 volunteer fire departments throughout La Porte County; Stepping Stone Shelter for Abused Women and Children, and Sand Castle Shelter for Homeless Families in Michigan City; the Veterans Homeless Shelter in South Bend, Worthy Women’s Recovery Home in La Porte, and La Porte Community elementary schools; disaster relief such as Hurricane Sandy and the Children’s Hospital Zinga, Tanzania, East Africa.
Anyone interested in helping make Mission Quilts is invited to join us. We meet weekly on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the La Porte Missionary Church, 104 E. 18th St.
Both women and men can participate. No sewing skills are needed. If you can count to 48 (the number of squares needed for each quilt top) or if you can tie a knot, we have a place for you. All equipment is supplied.
We have stand-up jobs, sit-down jobs; hauling boxes, cutting, sorting, counting and matching fabrics; knot tie-ing and pinning, ironing and yes…even sewing if you know how. And we have fun!
For more information, call Lynda at (219) 363-5677.