Zion Lutheran members renew quilt campaign to help others

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    By Kristy Deer | The Daily Reporter

    The group, which has about 30 members from Zion Lutheran Church, has made quilts for the program since 2003.

    Members have made quilts for Hope House, other agencies — including Wheeler Mission, Lutherwood, Lutheran World Relief, Disasters — Zion families, an orphanage in Honduras and more.

    Recently they made 10 quilts for a new 10-bed unit of boys ages 15 to 21 at Lutherwood, a boys housing program that aims to prepare children to live better lives.

    “These boys are from unstable homes, trafficking or have problems,” church member Marcia Robertson said.

    The group has made more than 100 quilts for Lutherwood and the Honduras orphanage and around 150 baby quilts, plus more than 100 quilts for Hope House.

    In all, group members said they have made nearly 1,000 quilts, each taking about eight hours to make, since they joined the program about 15 years ago.

    The group is always looking for new members. It meets at Zion Lutheran Church on the first and third Friday each week from January through May and September through November each year.