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Letter: Comfort for Disaster Victims

To the Editor:

Come and help us provide warmth and comfort for victims of disasters around the world — any amount of time will help.

For the past eight years, Our Savior Lutheran Church has sponsored all-day and half-day quilting sessions throughout the year to make utility quilts that are distributed worldwide by Lutheran World Relief. Last year, we made 372 quilts with the help of the Tunbridge Saturday Sewing Circle, all from donated fabric and volunteer time.

This year we have scheduled five 12-hour quilting marathons and 11 four-hour workshops. The marathons run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lutheran Church in Hanover: on Sept. 26 and Oct. 24 this year, and Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 next year. For the rest of this year’s schedule or more information, please call the church office at 603-643-3703, check the website at bit.ly/DisasterReliefQuilting, or call me at 802-785-2207.

People often think they can’t do anything to help victims of wars, floods, earthquakes and famines. But here is one way you can, and we need you. We want to transform all the donated fabric we have in storage into warmth for these neediest of our world.

No experience or supplies necessary: Just come. People work as long as they like, an hour or two or more. They cut fabric into blocks, machine sew the blocks into tops, fit the tops to backs and fillers, tie quilts, and sew bindings on. We have some sewing machines, and people bring their own. Meals and snacks are provided.

Join us at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer St. in Hanover.

Peggy Sadler

East Thetford