Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Never-Ending Stitchin' Mission

One of the occasional, happy outcomes of a Stitchin' Mission is that new quilters want to keep making quilts together. When that happens, it takes a church's continued availability for meeting space, and the leadership of one or two willing people to make it happen.

This is precisely the scenario at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Sydney, Australia. Stitchin' Mission #19 was hosted by St. Mark's in October, 2009. Since then, St. Mark's Quilters have continued to meet monthly to learn, sew and socialize.

While doing so, they make quilts for autistic children who attend The Kindergarten Union Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre - KU for short! Recently the KU celebrated its second birthday. A few of St. Mark's Quilters were invited for the party and to give quilts to the children.

The on-going gifts of quilts happens in no small part, due to the efforts of the dedicated - and fun-loving! - leaders of St. Mark's Quilters - Di J. and Di B.

These two, and St. Mark's Quilters, are a testament to how we are better together. When we're inspired by the Holy Spirit and we collaborate, we can accomplish much more than we can individually.

Please read Di J.'s blog post here for a beautiful look at faith in action.

Are you part of an effort to make quilts for others in need? Would you like to be? A faith-filled Stitchin' Mission series of five beginner quiltmaking lessons can be scheduled at a church anywhere in the vicinity of The Villages, Florida. If you/your church is interested in hosting a Stitchin' Mission, please visit the website. Linda