The room the ladies of Cottage Grove’s theran Church use every Tuesday is a mess.
They had a garage sale last week and the remnants are still scattered around but it hasn’t stopped them from working as they have for the last 27 years.
In what they describe as a “social event,” approximately 10 women gather around the quilting table and tie bits of fabric together for hours and weeks at a time to be able to donate the quilts to areas around the world facing natural disaster and poverty.
The group recently finished its latest quilting push, completing 50 quilts that will be blessed and then displayed before being shipped through Lutheran World Relief.
A group conversation trying to pin down who exactly started the group and when, lands on 1991 and an estimate that hundreds of quilts have left the church on 7th St. whether they were sent overseas or member of the congregation to help fund shipping and material costs.