Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ELCA Gathering 2011

Greetings All,
For 4 days I was in Spokane Washington with a group of 2100 women of the ELCA (the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and I worked in the in-kind venue where we made quilts for Lutheran World Relief and we created 80 twin size quilts for this effort during the gathering and many more have/will be sent in from congregations across the country. Here's a slide-show of some of what happened.

This wonderful person below stayed all day to learn how to put together one of the quilts. She's a 58 year old women who had never quilted before and was so excited by the process. She will be taking this knowledge back to her community too share with them and we were glad to be a part of her learning how to create her first, but not her last quilt.

The women also created an art quilt exhibit that focus on the theme of the convention, Renew, Respond, and Rejoice! Enjoy;-)

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