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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 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, a home for single moms, children’s hospitals, burn center hospital, cancer patients and survivors, children in crisis, homes for victims of human trafficking, NICU units, and quilts for our fabulous veterans. HGQM has made quilts to be auctioned off at Special Olympics, Feral Feline Foundations, and Dog Rescue Centers.

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 just as we all are.

2024 Quilts for a Cause Quiltshops:

February:  Quilt for Special Olympics and Quilt for HGUMC’s Former Member – Together as a group, the HG Quilting Ministry will be making two quilts.  One quilt to donate to the Special Olympics.  This quilt will be used in an on-line auction to raise money for the Special Olympics. The other quilts will be given to a former member of the church. 

April: HOSPICE Quilts– Quilts any size and any pattern for men, women, and children who are going through HOSPICE Care. Wrapping individuals in love and warmth while in later stages of life.

July: 14th 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 Charlotte, NC (this will be our 10th year donating to MOPH, Matthews NC-HOORAH!). Previous quilts donated to Salisbury VA Hospital, Salisbury NC (2 years) and Operation Restored Warrior, Colorado Springs, CO (2 years).

September:  NICU Quilts-Quilts for babies in the NOVANT Matthews NICU unit.  Vibrant and happy quilts to be used to be cover isollette cover in the NICU unit.

 A Designated Funds Account is set up through Hickory Grove United Methodist Church for the HG Quilting Ministry, funds contributed to this account are used to reimburse quilters for the cost of supplies such as fabric and batting used for our Quilts for A Cause. Thank you to all who have contributed to the account.

HGQM meet every Tuesday evening from 5:00pm until around 8:30pm in the Learning Center at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. We also have scheduled quiltshops once a month on Saturdays.

The mission of the Hickory Grove Quilting Ministry:  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 sight and used to show others warmth of the body as well as warmth of the Spirit. Amen.