PIECEFUL QUILTERS
 
 
The Pieceful Quilters, founded in 1999, is a small group open to
church and community members who enjoy the creative process of fiber
arts and the fellowship of others. As a group we have completed Comfort
Quilts for bereaved, Quilts of Valor for service persons, Commemorative
Quilts for special occasions and more. Individually we hone our skills in
the design and execution of personal projects. This year we are working
in conjunction with Elkhart General Hospital to provide lap quilts for
chemo patients plus baby quilts and sleeping sacks for infants. We meet
once per month during the school year to show our work and get support
from one another. Any interested person may attend.
 
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Because of COVID 19 restrictions, the church building is closed, but Pieceful Quilters is meeting on Zoom
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December Quilt:
 

This Christmas quilt was made for my daughter, Jessica, the first year she moved to Atlanta, Georgia and was missing her Midwest family and friends. I machine-embroidered blocks that were symbolic of her roots, with each block representing an important facet of her life.

Three examples: The red cardinal block represents IN and her degree from Ball State, the poinsettia block symbolizes First Presbyterian with our tradition of using poinsettias at Christmas, and the tree block is a reminder of the years I have kept our tree up for months (decorated for Valentine’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Fall, and to her chagrin –  her graduation).  

The first spring break I visited her in Atlanta, I noticed her “Christmas Quilt” was still being displayed in her apartment, so I think she enjoys having reminders of home all year long. 

-by Anita Gorden
 
 
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