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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 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.

2023 Quilts for a Cause Quiltshops:

January: Quilting for our Feline Friends – Together as a group, the HG Quilting Ministry will be making a quilt to donate to the Friends of Feral Felines.  The quilt will be raffled off to raise money for FFF.

March: Quilts for Children and Babies-Quilts for children at Ronald McDonald Hospital and Levine Children’s Hospital.  Quilts can be any size, any pattern.  The brighter and happier the better.  We will also make some more quilts for Atrium Main NICU unit.

 

July: 13th 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 9th 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: Chemo Quilts – Quilts any size and any pattern for men, women, and children who are going through chemotherapy. Wrapping patients in love and warmth while in the infusion centers.

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 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.

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