Immanuel has a long and proud tradition of providing beautiful, hand-made quilts to refugees and those in need in our community and around the world. Quilters meet monthly, morning and evening, to create works of love to provide warmth and shelter from 100% donated fabric. Lutheran World Relief provides the specification and the delivery. The best part of our story is that as our church women have aged, died, or moved away, other women have joined us to continue the work. Half of our group now are not members of Immanuel. They are women who all are dedicated to serving. One comes from Reba Place in Evanston, Somebody told her that we accepted donations. We did and she stayed to become a valuable part of our group. One heard about us while playing bridge with a former member. One member moved to Wyoming but comes back to join us when she travels to see her son.
We think about how someone will be warmed, or shaded, or bedded, or pleased to have one of our quilts. They are collected and distributed by Lutheran World Relief to refugee camps and places of poverty and need around the world. We are aware that if this is the only blanket they have, it should be as beautiful, colorful, durable, and artistic as we can make it. We are blessed to share in this work and we invite you to participate in our joy by donating cotton fabric, or money for batting, or your time by joining us. You are welcome. No special skill is needed. Call the church at 847-864-4464 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. for more information.