Introducing the Threads of Love Sewing Ministry
In early Fall 2019, a group of parishioners who like to sew came together to make some additional Comfort Quilts for the parish collection. Our original plan was to sew together, enjoy fellowship, learn from each other and continue the lovely tradition of having Comfort Quilts available to loan to parishioners in a time of need.
So much has happened since we began this project! First, there was a need for angel costumes for the Christmas pageant followed by the need for Passion Play costumes. Then March and Covid arrived and there was an immediate need for cloth facemasks, both locally and throughout the US. The Comfort Quilters responded to all of these requests and five Comfort Quilts, over 2,000 facemasks and various costumes later, we find that our original name, The Comfort Quilters, no longer describes our mission. We also learned that we can involve more participants and be more productive if we both sew together and sew at home.
Hence our name change to Threads of Love Sewing Ministry. We found that every project we undertook involved thread and sewing and was infused with a love to share our creations with those in need. Our current project is making flannel receiving blankets for the Salud Medical Center in Woodburn. This year we are partnering with the Knitting Ministry to provide new families with a receiving blanket and a coordinated knitted cap in early January.
You are invited to join us and participate in one of many ways: sew together, sew at home, knit infant caps, make a donation to help fund the cost of fabric, etc. We will provide the blanket pattern and fabric if needed. Donations should be earmarked for Threads of Love Sewing Ministry.
If you have questions or are interested in joining this effort, please contact one us. We look forward to expanding this ministry!
Jean Atwell, Carole Biskar, Traci Cronkrite, Mary Kirk, Betsy Yacob