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    Sounds like a wonderful plan to me!

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    I think it's a great idea. They started one in our church 2 years ago. That's how I got interested in quilting. We meet once a month and donate our quilts/crafts to missions, shelters, etc.

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    My church has a group they call Union Needlers that meets weekly. It's an open group so anyone can attend and they do all sorts of needle work includimg quilts and church bannersw. It's a lot of fun and many itmes made are given to charities, hospittals and cancer treatment centers.

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    I think that's a very generous and creative idea. I'll bet lots of folks would love to join you in that endevour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    We have a prayer shawl group at our church, and we donate them to others in the community, not just the church, and we just started donating to a local cancer center. It sounds like you have a wonderful idea going. Good luck and best wishes!
    I was just getting ready to post the same thing. We have one at our church, and members crochet, knit, sew, and quilt shawls or lap quilts. It's a wonderful ministry!

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    We have one at our church we meet every wed. morning at 9.30.It is great, I love going
    Ada

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    Sounds great. Twice a month would be even better.

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    Great idea. Wish we had ladies in my church that was interested in quilting. I would love to teach them.

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    grdat idea! can be inspired in making things for , hospitals, give your stuff to organizations

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    It's also fun to tell everydody to bring a snack to share or it's pot luck we have so much fun shareing recepeies.

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    It's also fun to tell everydody to bring a snack to share or it's pot luck we have so much fun shareing recepeies.

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    I started a sewing group at our senior center, We started with only 2 then put it in local paper now it's growing. We share fabric and sewing machines. I help those that has a handi- cap. elise

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    I started a sewing group at our senior center, We started with only 2 then put it in local paper now it's growing. We share fabric and sewing machines. I help those that has a handi- cap. elise

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    You'll love it. I belong to two different church groups.
    One we do just tie quilts for relief donations. Make 80 to
    100 a year.
    The other is Heavenly Angels and we do instructional quilting. Make different quilts for the church bazaar and
    then one full day a month we bring unfinished projects,
    share lunch and enjoy one another.

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    I think it is a great idea. What a great way to bring people together.

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    If some thought goes in as to how the projects are financed, you will probably have many willing hands. Lots of people can spare their time to make things but can't always afford to be funding or donating materials all of the time. Making projects from donated goods and fabric would be the ideal situation.

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    I think it is a wonderful idea. Maybe instead of monthly a weekly meeting. Once a month meetings never seem to work for me.

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    That is a wonderful thing you want to do, I hope the project is blessed, and you are able to bring happiness to those who are going through a very hard time. God bless.

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    My mother's church did a quilting project for Vacation Bible School this year. They made lap quilts to give to the church's rescue/relief efforts. When a disaster occurs, the team goes to the area and one of the things they provide is quilts for comfort and love. Sometimes people have lost everything and a quilt is a piece of love they can hold onto. Both men and women participated and they loved it!!!! There is now talk of starting a quilting group. I hope I will be able to help get this started. I think forming a group is an excellent idea. Everyone enjoyed the fellowship and good times so much. I made a scrap book to give to them to remember the fun times. Go for it!!!

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    We call ours " The warming ministry" because we quilt, knit, and crochet. There is no requirement to work on charity quilts but seems like the ladies like to work on them for practice. We all help each other and now we are getting donations of everything from fabric to notions, to supplies we would ordinarily have to buy.

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    Go for it, Grammie Sharon. I started one at my church early this year. We started with 2...sometimes 3. We are now up to 7. We meet in the church kitchen. Now that we are growing, if everyone comes, we will be expanding out into the sanctuary!

    You may be surprised who comes out...2 of our newer gals were surprises. We had no idea they quilted!! We don't have any set criteria for what is worked on. Some work on quilts, some on pillow cases, some on gift or charity projects, but everyone enjoys the companionship.

    Have fun!!!!

    Patti

    Have fun with it.

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    Grammie Sharon - I sent you a private message inviting you to join us at this month's quilting group In Bloomfield Hills, MI. You aren't too far from us, so come on down on October 18 from 9 to noon. See your private message....

    jraff -

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    Well I approached one of the assistants at our church yesterday when she called me about being on another committee. She thought it would be a great idea but I have to talk to someone else on Friday and then present it to our priest. Say some prayers and keep your fingers crossed. I've been trying to come up with a name. Our church is called St John & Paul and I was trying to come up with something that began with SJP. This is my first thought. Sharing talents, Joining together, Praying hands ministry. Of course I would like to present it to whomever would show up. Well at least it's a start. Thanks for your encouragement and I'll keep you posted.

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