Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hope Quilters to be featured in DM Register

The "Hope Quilters", a group from Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines is being
featured at the August 1 quilt auction which will benefit the ministry of Ingham Okoboji Lutheran
Bible Camps. The group was chosen for its faithfulness in donating many beautiful quilts to
IOLBC over many years. These ladies are on a mission "to serve God in the world by making
quilts that give warmth, comfort and support for those in need." Hope Quilters began as a small
group which made one quilt its first year and currently is creating and donating over 90 quilts a
year to needy people locally and globally. Jody Eubank, chairperson of the group, shared that
the organizations who receive their quilts are those that are supported by the church. The group
is blessed with donations of fabrics and is pleased that the church has the space to store the
needed supplies. Jody encourages people from all skill levels to participate. She has made
various kits to get beginners started. Quilters are not required to be members of the church.
These ladies are wonderful representatives of a church whose mission is to "Reach out to the
world around us and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ." To learn more about Hope
Quilters, visit and to learn more about IOLBC visit

July Work Day

Thanks to Rachael for capturing notes about the day.  Sounds like the group was small but very productive.  And in Rachael's words "We had a great day of quilting!!! ".   Praise the lord for blessing this group with a love of quilting and such a desire to serve Him.
Some tidbits:

  • The 5" blocks were found.  I understand they now represent 2 beautiful tumbler quilts.  No pics yet but I'll try to capture them for the next email or get them on the blog. 
  • Batting was cut for several of our finished tops and Norma took many of them home!  I bet she's anxious to put that quilting machine to work since it's been gone for so long.
  • Rachael is getting creative with strips sets.  I can't wit to see what she comes up with. 
  • It sounds like I need to get more kits made up.  Look for more of them at next month's meeting!
I received an email from  a Hope member who is looking for some help. Take a look and let me know if you have any recommendations to offer up? 
I know nothing about quilting, and I have a 35-year-old quilt in desperate need of repair.  It has several tears, plus seams that have come apart.  Is there anyone that's part of the Hope quilting group that can handle difficult repairs or knows someone who could?