Sewing Ministry sends quilts to Redbird Mission to help those in need
Frazer’s Sewing Ministry volunteers have been hard at work, creating beautiful quilts, baby blankets and other items to send to those in need. In November, the group made 12 baby blankets and 8 baby quilts and sent them to Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Ky. a United Methodist-affiliated mission organization supported by Frazer. They also made a beautiful full-sized quilt that was also donated to Red Bird. Hours of work and lots of love went into each blanket and quilt, and the group members hope the items will be a blessing to the children and their families who receive them.
This dedicated group of women meet every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition to creating blankets and quilts, they also mend clothing that comes to the Clothes Closet, repair choir robes and sew plus-size clothing to offer in the Clothes Closet, as there is a great need for items in larger sizes. They often use donated cloth and materials to create outfits and other items.
The group first learned about Red Bird Mission from a friend who has been involved in mission trips with the organization. Red Bird Mission exists to help meet critical health, economic, education, housing and community needs in a greatly impoverished region of the Appalachian Mountains.
“They learned about the needs at Red Bird and wanted to do what they could to help,” said Butch McPherson, Frazer’s director of Outreach and Missions.
Creating a quilt with a sewing machine can take up to eight hours, said group member Joan Cunningham. That adds up to many hours of work to create the beautiful, colorful blankets they hope will bring comfort and a smile to each recipient’s face.
“We just wanted to bless them,” Joan said.
To learn more about Red Bird Mission and the needs of the communities they serve, go to www.rbmission.org