Much like the scattered moments of our lives, the scattered pieces of fabric that go into quilts pull together to form a gorgeous, complex work of art. This year, graduating seniors received quillows, a type of quilt that folds up into a pillow to serve a dual purpose. These quillows will be treasured gifts that the graduates can take with them on their journey to adulthood to remind them that they’re loved by both their families and their church and that the small things are what come together to make life beautiful.
Piece Makers, the group that makes the quillows alongside many other quilting projects, is devoted to providing treasured gifts of handmade quilts to those who need warmth and care. Besides the quillows, they also give quilts to groups such as the Gathering Inn, Lutheran World Relief, Independent Living Foster Youth, and many more. Children who receive quilts in the pediatric ward love getting a cozy surprise that they can take home and treasure for years to come. The group serves those of all walks of life, from quilts for newborns to lap quilts for people in nursing homes. They make bags for people with walkers or wheelchairs and recently sent over two-dozen quilts to the Synod Assembly. The fourteen members of the group make 50-75 quilts every year.
The group gets together every Monday at 9 a.m. and is always happy to welcome new people. The weekly meetings will resume on September 11 after a summer break. If you’re interested, check them out and become both a Piece Maker and Peace Maker in the world!