Five years of blessings shared

Ladies of Lena United Methodist Church use donated materials to create quilts for Salvation Army

FREEPORT—Before casting aside some unused or extra fabric, clothing, thread, batting or yarn that you don’t want or need, consider donating it to someone who will turn it into something beautiful—like a blanket of love.

For five years, on the fourth Tuesday of every month, ladies from the Lena United Methodist Church’s Elizabeth Circle have joined in fun-filled fellowship, and put to good use donations of materials (fabric, yarn and batting) and time (for cutting, sewing, binding, knot-tying and quilting) to make and donate half a dozen or so hand-made quilts to the Salvation Army at Christmas time.

Their vibrant quilts have, and will continue to, brighten the spirit and the home of anyone who receives them.

Anyone interested is welcome to contribute in any way able or willing; you don’t have to be a seamstress! If you can cut fabric, arrange a pattern, sew, cut yarn or tie the knots, you can make a difference. Much of the work that needs doing can be done anywhere and anytime you have a few moments—it’s very portable.

So, if you’ve never experienced the joy that giving brings, then you should plan to make a difference in the life of someone else for this next holiday season—donate yourself or your excess to next year’s labor of love.

For more information, call Vera Kemple at (815) 360-9172.

Freeport’s Salvation Army would like to thank Lena UMC’s Elizabeth Circle, especially Norma Streeb, Norma Klipping, Lavon Gabel, Verla Lobdell and Burdene Meyers for their continued efforts and generosity.

From the Dec. 13-19, 2006, issue

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