Quilting Ministry
Kim Bucklin

The Hickory Grove Quilting Ministry was established in June of 2011 when a few quilters recognized the need to have a place to meet and share in time and talents.  Our quilters are as diverse as the fabrics we quilt together, coming together to share the creativity of quilting and love of sharing talents for worthy causes.

Over the years the HGQM has made and donated Quilts for a Cause to a variety of organizations throughout the country.  Including quilts for camps who specialize in the treatment of chronically ill and terminally ill children, home for single moms, children’s hospitals, burn center hospital, women with cancer, children in crisis, and quilts for our fabulous veterans. 

The quilts themselves are a reflection of the caring and giving hands that make them. A variety of themes are used, some have patriotic themes, some are hobby and fun related, while not all are perfect, as none of us are, they are all still beautiful and unique as we all are.

2018 Quilts for a Cause Workshops:

February:  Ronald McDonald House -  Together with the community and church we will have a workshop to make fleece blankets to donate to the Ronald McDonald House.  The Ronald McDonald House tries to give each family a blanket during their stay.

April:  Chameleons Journey Workshop Quilts any size and any pattern.  These quilts will be donated to a bereavement camp for children.  These quilts will wrap a child in love and hopefully help them heal as they are helped with their grief of losing a family member. 

Chameleon’s Journey Grief Camp is a camp for children that takes place in the fall at Camp Thunderbird. The camp is for children and teens coping with the death of a family member or other significant person in their young life. 

Looking forward to seeing the creativity of our quilters as we make fun themed and vibrant colored quilts for these young people who are going through a tough time in their young life. Each camper receives a quilt at the end of their “Journey.” 

July:  8th ANNUAL WOUNDEDWARRIORWEEKEND- As diverse as our soldiers are that's how we like our quilts, all sizes with any pattern.  Quilts to be donated to the MOPH (Military Order of the Purple Heart) in Matthews, NC (this will be our fourth year donating to MOPH, Matthews NC-HOOHAH!).  Previous quilts donated to Salisbury VA Hospital, Salisbury NC (2 years) and Operation Restored Warrior, Colorado Springs, CO (2 years).

November:  2nd Annual Quilts of Comfort - The quilts can be any size and any pattern; however, we encourage the quilts to be on the smaller side since these quilts will be used for children. The quilts will be given to local law enforcement agencies for children in crisis, such as an emergency room, battered women's shelter, and crisis centers.  We will provide a child who is need of security in their lives by wrapping them in the love of one of our quilts. 

A Designated Funds Account is set up for the HG Quilting Ministry, funds contributed to this account are used to reimburse quilters for the cost of fabric and batting for our Quilts for A Cause.

We meet every other Tuesday evening from 6:30pm until around 8:30pm in the Trinity Room of the Family Life Center of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. We also have scheduled workshops once a month on Saturdays.

The mission of the Quilting Ministry is:  A place for quilters to gather and offer time and talents for church, charity, and personal projects.

Quilter's Prayer:  Dear Heavenly Father, may the work of our hands be pleasing to your site and used to show others warmth of the body as well as warmth of the Spirit. Amen.

   October 2018