Mount Olivet is a community gathered around the cross and presence of Jesus, where members understand themselves to be sent as instruments of God’s grace and work in the world. We are doing God's work in the world when we make quilts to be shared in our community and around the world with those who are cold and in need. This is one of two groups of faithful, artistic women who meet each month to do God’s work in the world by creating beautiful and practical items to be given away to those in need.
Lutheran World Relief Quilters
This group meets on the first and third Thursday mornings (9am-noon) and the fourth Tuesday evening (7-9 p.m). Quilt tops are sewn together by individuals at home and then the tops are tied when the group meets together at Mount Olivet. The group has also made special quilts over the years - they just completed Gopher- and Viking-themed quilts for two people at Hammer Residence.
Quilts are displayed every year on Quilt Sunday in November and then delivered to the LWR Warehouse in St. Paul to be shipped around the world. Last year our quilts went to India.
Donations of cotton fabric for tops, flat sheets (any size) for backs, blankets for middles and embroidery floss to tie are greatly appreciated. All ages are welcome to help with this ministry.
To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own. - Abraham Lincoln