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People Who Care: Quilters Who Care

Published: Feb. 15, 2022 at 11:21 PM CST
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The history of the quilt dates back as far as 34-hundred BC. For much of history, the quilt has kept us warm. These days, they still do that, plus offer a decorative quality. And for a group of women at a local church in southeast Minnesota, there is a third element to the quilt.

The women have been meeting for more than ten years at St. John’s Lutheran Church to create hand-made quilts. “We started quilting in 2012. And we have done 2046 quilts,” Shirley Greeley says.

Each quilt takes hours of work, and some of the ladies say prayers for the kids who’ll in possession of them. “I pray for their health, and their family. I pray that they will get better,” Mary Wildeman says.

All the quilts are donated to children at Ronald McDonald House. Many of them have had their quilt for years. Jacob Dryer with Ronald McDonald House says, “The kids who come to Ronald McDonald House...these quilts provide a whole other level of comfort and care. It’s special.”

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