Hope Quilters

Hope Quilters: Due to the Pasty Bake we will meet on the 5th Thursday, Mach 29th at 9:30. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed for March and April.   Deadline for your signature to be included on the quilt we are making for Pastor Laurie is Easter Sunday, April 1st.   

 The quilters –Sue Beeman, Barb Bergman, Mary Bowker, Celeste Daw, Sally Herstad, Rosemary Tripp and Barb Vatalaro – 

Help us spread the word for our annual Fabric, Yarn, Scrapbooking, Stamping SALE on Saturday April 28thApplications for tables are in the church  office. Sponsored by the Hope Quilters. For more information contact Sue Beeman 728-2406


Hope Quilters, includes members & friends & meets in the Fellowship Hall the 4th Thursday of the month, 9:30 to ??, so some bring a bag lunch.  Some sewing happens at church & some at members’ homes.  Quilts have been given to folks who are sick, shut-in, leaving our community, & some have gone to Project Linus & worthy fund raisers.  They are given “with love & best wishes from your friends at Hope UMC, Duluth, MN”.  Some members also mend for the folks at Aftenro & for the young people at Woodland Hills.

If you would like to be a part of Hope Quilters, contact Sue Beeman at 728-2406.  It is a wonderful fellowship & service opportunity & a willing spirit is the only requirement.

We are still active as we start our 8th year in January 2016! The original purpose of the group was to donate quality quilts to Duluth/Superior non-profit groups helping those in need. Quilt gifts have expanded to     Include our church family and graduates.  The fellowship generated with each other, the church and the community is a blessing. We meet the 4th Thursday of the month in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 am.

In order to make a quilt we rely on donated fabric,  equipment, and money to buy supplies (e.g.: batting and thread) as needed. One quilt can take anywhere from 30 to 100 hours to assemble, is tied or machine  quilted, then edge finished with binding. The majority of our quilts are sent out to be machine quilted by one person who has generously given her time and talent. A quilt label is attached and a blessing of the quilts by Pastor Laurie is the final touch.

Accomplishments since starting:
· Over 150 quilts given away plus
· Tied fleece blankets
· Quilts and other quilted items donated to fundraisers
· Mending for Aftenro residents, also for a short time Woodland Hills residents
· Sponsored Fabric and Yarn sales for the community
· Hosted functions for other quilting groups
· Sponsored day-time quilt retreats
· Helped individuals with their quilting/sewing projects
· Sewed dresses for little girls in Africa
· Made wheelchair/walker bags for Aftenro
· Over 100 pillow cases have been given out locally.

Rosemary Tripp has 40 kits with directions, ready to sew. A quick take home project to do this winter.

Our mission would not be possible without your continued support of fabric and monetary donations. A heartfelt “Thank you” from Sue Beeman, Barb Bergman, Barb Vatalaro, Sally Herstad, Mary Bowker, Rosemary Tripp, and new member – Nancy Sivertson.
In remembrance of former quilting member, Mickey Olson, we have placed a brick in the garden that reads – “Go now in Peace”

Quilting After Dark
Are you interested in learning about quilting or part of a quilting group but can’t make it during the weekdays? Don’t let that get in the way!
Call Sue Beeman at 728-2406 to discuss options for evening or weekend sewing.