The Immanuel Lutheran Church Quilters, a support ministry of Women in Ministry, is an all-women’s group whose goal is to give comfort to individuals who are suffering and their families. They meet on 1st and 3rd (and sometimes 5th) Wednesdays during the months of Sept. – Nov. and Jan. – May, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall.
Once quilts have been constructed and sewn, the quilters attach a card to identify Immanuel as well as a Bible verse for the recipient’s encouragement. Quilts are then taken to recipients at Joy House, the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Froedtert Hospital, and the Salvation Army. Quilts are also given to Immanuel members who are gravely ill or their families. Contact Fritzy Eggold for more information.
It encourages us to know that the quilts we give are appreciated by the various organizations in the community from whom we receive acknowledgements and appreciations. Last year, September 2007 to May 2008, 238 quilts were given to various organizations. Froedtert Lutheran Hospital Bereavement Services also shows their appreciation by serving a luncheon to the quilters. This is scheduled for November 13, 2008, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, in the new Cancer Care addition. Sandy Wolf from Bereavement Services explains how the quilts are used at Froedtert and gives insights and stories of recipients and families as to what this has meant to them in times of grief. We share experiences with other groups who also contribute their time and compassion to this effort.