Peace Lutheran Church Quilting Club sharing love and comfort

Handmade quilts donated to United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services

(from l to r) Mike Hennessy, Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services in Joliet, was happy to receive handmade quilts and prayer shawls from Karen Dircks and Syndy Lindbloom, members of the Quilting Club of Peace Lutheran Church, New Lenox. (Photos courtesy of UCP-CDS).

JOLIET – Today, members of the Quilting Club of Peace Lutheran Church donated more than 25 handmade, twin and full-sized quilts and prayer shawls to United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services in Joliet.

“We are so thankful to receive these beautiful, handmade items for our students and adult program participants,” said Mike Hennessy, Executive Director of UCP-CDS. “We appreciate the generosity of the Quilting Club from Peace Lutheran Church.”

According to Karen Dircks, the club members have a passion for sewing quilts and helping the community.

“Since 1996, we have made and donated approximately 5,000 quilts,” said Dircks. “This is a great group of ladies who enjoy sewing, visiting with one another, and helping our neighbors.”

The club receives materials to create the quilts from donations. The talented seamstresses are able to turn scraps and other unused materials into unique quilts.

“We use a variety of materials from old mattress stuffing to blankets to create our quilts,” said Syndy Lindbloom, club member. “And I must say each of these quilts are different and sewn with love.”

The Quilting Club meets from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., every other Monday, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1900 East Lincoln Highway in New Lenox. The next meeting is on May 23. The members are always making quilts to donate to local agencies. For more information about the club, contact (815) 485-5327.  For more information about UCP-CDS and how to get involved, please check our website – www.ucp-cds.org or call 815-744-3500.

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