Schurz High School Bilingual Club Partnership in Quilting
There is, indeed, a transforming moment when a Quilt passes from our hands into another’s, and they embrace it.
– Kirk Betts, Former Chairman of the LWR Board of Directors, upon distributing LWR Quilts in Niger
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.
The ultimate purpose of a Quilt is to provide warmth, an essential need for people in every climate, and LWR tries to ensure top standards in fabrics and filler accordingly.
In addition to being a cozy, clean new bed cover, it can be:
- a baby carrier, tied around a mother’s back;
- a market display, spread on the ground and piled with vegetables;
- a sack for transporting those goods to market;
- a sunshade;
- a shawl; and most importantly
- a constant reminder that someone, far away, cares a lot.
How is it that people learn how to help each other? Just Jump Right In!
Henrietta Lowery worked with the Bilingual Club to jump right in and help.
First they assembled the layers of the quilt.
After the layers are assembled, the quilt is tied.
Finally a finished quilt is ready for donation to Lutheran World Relief.