LUMC Quilt for a Cause

Quilt for a Cause
meets once a month, the third Saturday of the month.  We  officially meet 10am to 2pm but often members bring a bag lunch and quilt through the  afternoon.  It is a relaxed get-together, with participants coming and going according to their personal schedules.   

 
Quilts for OklahomaThe LUMC quilting group is open to all - church members, friends, neighbors, all ages!  We are all Christian women following God’s call for service and having fun.  Our skill levels range from beginner to experienced so even if you've never quilted before, you'll fit right in - this is the place to learn.  Our gifted, fun-loving (and patient) leaders are Jane Amelon and Chris Walker and the quilting group was born in January of 2011 out of their love for quilting and desire to share that with others and give back to our community at the same time. 

In 2011 the newly formed group, Quilt for a Cause, constructed and donated 31 quilts to charity.  Thirteen quilts were given to Linus Quilts, an organization that provides blankets to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.  Eighteen quilts were specifically made for the children of Park Place School in Norfolk.  These quilts were given to the children at a party in December and all included a bible supplied by the Joy and Friendship Circles of our church.Quilt of Valor

In 2012 the group sponsored a sewing drive, collecting fabric, thread and notions for a group of women in Haiti who quilt for a living.  We also made lap quilts for the residents of King's Grant House Assisted Living.  

In 2013 the group created a patriotic "Quilt of Valor" which was given to a local Veteran, and also joined a nationwide relief effort sending comfort quilts to Oklahoma tornado victims. Q4aC also put together a beautiful quilt from personalized squares created by LUMC members as a gift for our retiring pastor, Ralph Satter and his wife Carolyn. 
Retirement Quilt for the Satters
Quilts for The ArkIn 2014 we created 28 quilts for children at The Ark, a child protection center in Kiev, Ukraine.  We continue to provide lap quilts for the pastor to give to shut-ins and those who are ill or in the hospital.  Quilt group members suggest charities we can support with our quilts and vote on each project.  We'd love to have you join us!  If you need additional information, please contact the church office to be put in touch with one of the leaders.

In 2015 and 2016, the quilters continued to supply quilts for The Ark, lap quilts for shut-ins, and raffle quilts for various mission ministries of the church, as well as a beautiful "Quilt of Valor" (for a veteran) that was a collaborative effort. These creative ladies also crafted dozens of beautiful pot holders which were sold at the LUMC Alternative Christmas Market with proceeds funding two dual-power (manual and electric) sewing machines to provide a livelihood for young people in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.