Help local quilters continue their ministry by attending Mission Quilt Sale Oct. 6

Since April 2012, women and men have been donating their time and talents on Thursday mornings making “Mission Quilts” for people in need. While most of the fabric is donated, once a year, the first Saturday in October, the group holds a Mission Quilt Sale to raise funds to buy quilt batting, equipment and supplies to make more quilts and help with missions.  

This year’s sale will be Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at LaPorte Missionary Church, 104 E. 18th St. More than 200 quilts will be available at $55 each, your choice. Quilts make wonderful gifts.   

Mission Quilts have been given to those in need throughout our community, state, nation, and even internationally. More than 1,000 quilts have been given to the following organizations to name a few:

— All Fire Departments in LaPorte, Michigan City and New Carlisle, and all 16 volunteer fire departments throughout LaPorte County

— Stepping Stone Shelter for Abused Women and Children, and Sand Castle Shelter for Homeless Families in Michigan City

— Veterans Homeless Shelter in South Bend

—  Worthy Women’s Recovery Home in LaPorte

— LaPorte Community elementary schools

— Disaster relief such as Hurricane Sandy

— Children’s Hospital Zinga, Tanzania, East Africa.

Anyone interested in helping make Mission Quilts is invited to join in. The quilters meet weekly on Thursday mornings from 9–11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the LaPorte Missionary Church, 104 E 18th St. (corner of A and 18th streets near Kesling Middle School).  Both women and men participate. No sewing skills are needed. If you can count to 48 (the number of squares needed for each quilt top) or if you can tie a knot, they have a place for you. All equipment is supplied. Can’t stand for long periods of time? There are sit-down jobs, too. Questions? Call Lynda at 219-363-5677.

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