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Piece Makers

 

The Piece Makers cut, design, and assemble quilts for Lutheran World Relief.  They use primarily donated fabric which would otherwise go to waste, and add batting, along with their time and care.  Once a year in August a Lutheran World Relief truck comes into the area to pick them up.  In 2017 Trinity made over 120 quilts for distribution world wide.

 

LWR works with partners on the ground around the world to send those quilts to places where they will make a real difference.

 

When you make and send a quilt, you are not only comforting someone you have never met, but providing an object that is useful in ways you probably never imagined.  In addition to being a cozy clean new bed cover, it can be: 

  • a baby carrier
  • a market display
  • a sack for transporting goods to market
  • a sunshade
  • a shawl
  • a constant reminder that someone, far away, cares

This is not your grandmother's quilting, where they spent a several years making one quilt from tiny scraps.  But it is a similar idea.  

 

There are lots of ways to lend a hand which do not require sewing skills.    All of our quilts are made from a consistent pattern of large squares.    We make Friendships AND quilts. 

  • There is donated fabric to be cut into squares with a plastic guide
  • The actual top of the quilt needs to be laid out visually using pre-cut squares
  • The squares do need to be sewn together per the design.  Yes, this does require some skill with a sewing machine.  Some people take pre-designed bundles of squares home
  • The resultant sewn top needs to get mated with a bottom sheet and batting, and tied together. This is probably where most of the time and labor happens, and it requires: 
    • Laying out the bottom, batting, and top on a table
    • Smoothing out wrinkles and kinks
    • Pinning the three layers together, starting at the middle and working out, through all three layers in the middle and corners of each square, in order to keep it straight and flat
    • Then running a needle with strong thread (which they call floss) through all three layers at each pin and tying it with a square knot.  This requires a little bit of deterity, and hand strength.  Men can actually be pretty useful at this. 
    • Then the edges are trimmed, rolled up, and pinned 
  • Finally, the edge border gets sewn on a machine.

 

Currently, people meet on Monday morning at 10-12am and Thursday at 6-8:30pm.  There are also the occasional Saturday sessions with lunch provided.  The next one is June 30th. 

You can get an visual idea of what we do, how you can contact us, and how you can help, by looking at the video and picture links below.

 

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Last Published: May 22, 2018 4:10 PM
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