Large Quilts: The mission of this ministry is to present queen-sized quilts to Parish Organizations to use for their fundraising.
We ask these organizations to only pay for having this item quilted, which is minimal. The group benefits by enjoying a close bond with fellow quilters. We usually meet once a week to work together in our homes. We need those who can sew, cut, or iron, with all levels of ability welcomed.
For the most part, we use fabrics donated to us by parishioners. We welcome any fabric you’d like to pass onto us.
Lap Blankets These quilters work independently in their own homes to make lap blankets for shut-ins in retirement homes as well as those being cared for at home. The Eucharistic Ministers for the Homebound deliver these blankets to our parishioners. We also pass them onto Catholic patients at the Hospice House. Two of our parishioners attend to any Catholic coming to the Hospice House. They receive our blessed blankets and a blessed medal and scapular. When the person attended has died, the family has the blanket as a memory of the outreach and care offered by Holy Cross.
The fabric is cut to size and ready for you to sew. The finished product is about 40” x 50”. It’s fun and easy sewing.