Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Fine Finish!

Stitchin' Mission #23 concluded Tuesday evening at Martensdale Community Church. What a wonderful group of participants! Look at all those bright quilts and even more bright, smiling faces.

The quilt count isn't yet final since a few remain to be finished, but it looks as though approximately 35 quilts will be divided between children in LaMesa, Mexico, and Ruth Harbor, a Des Moines home for unwed mothers. Gorgeous!

These two Stitchin' Mission co-coordinators did an excellent job of planning and welcoming everyone to their church. Thank you both!
Linda B.

Renee S.
Nor would Stitchin' Mission be successful without the talented guidance offered by these dedicated Rebekahs. And they made quilts too! Wonderful!
Deb D.
Michelle T.
Norma H.
John 17:21 says, "(Jesus speaking) I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one - as you are in me, Father, and I am in you." (NLT)

In every Stitchin' Mission, women and men, from a variety of beliefs and various denominations meet weekly, and together become the one that Jesus prays we will be. 

My prayer is that Stitchin' Mission will continual to be an occasion to join in community, regardless of our denominations, and be our opportunity to work together in service. In doing so, Jesus' prayer is answered.



Di said...


What a great array of quilts, and the quiltmakers all look so pleased with themselves - as they should be! Well done, girls, I hope this is just the beginning for you all!

farmersdotter said...

What wonderful work you all do! We also do mission quilts here in our church in Bedford, Ia. I started the group several years ago after my father-in-law passed away. I took his clothes and made my mother-in-law a comforter. That was the beginning. I made that one myself, but then later shared my story with my church, and now there is a group that meets every Wed afternoon. It is so "comforting" in more ways than one!
Brenda...the Farmer's Dotter