…Our World
 

Sewing Friends

Quilts provide warmth, act as a sack for transporting goods to market, shield a person from the sun, or become a baby carrier tied around a mother’s back. The quilts we create are distributed by Lutheran World Relief (Our Mission Partner) to 35 countries around the globe to those whose lives have been affected by natural disasters, extreme poverty or by violence in their country causing them to be refugees. This group meets Tuesdays (September through May) 8:30-11:30am in the lower level of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Help is welcomed from women and men to cut fabric squares, pin, tie and sew. No experience necessary. 
Contact: Barb Asp 708.599.8531
 

Yarn Over Missions

A group of knitters and crocheters of all ages, meets the third Saturday of each month at 10:30am in Peter’s Hall. We knit/crochet hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, prayer shawls, sweaters, socks, fidget bears and twiddle muffs which are distributed to World Vision, Operation Gratitude, VITAS Healthcare, The Crisis Center for South Suburbia, The Southside Pregnancy Center, P.A.D.S., and others in need. 2,281 items were made and given in 2016!   We accept yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks and monetary donations (used to purchase Lion Brand Homespun yarn for prayer shawls).  We do not sell any of our items. Our meetings are very uplifting and inspiring as we work together each month. We have several persons who are unable to attend meetings but knit/crochet items and donate them to us. Thoughts and patterns are exchanged as well as helpful hints while each of the women work on the project of their choice. For those who desire to learn to knit and crochet – we will happily share our talents.  If you can hand-stitch, you can help create prayer patches. The demand is great so please share your skill and time. 
Contact: Barb Craig 708.670.1666