Diocesan News

Brainard quilters reach milestone

BRAINARD (SNR) - The “Holy Trinity Quilters,” of Holy Trinity Parish in Brainard, recently reached a milestone in their quilting history.

The women donated their 600th double-sized quilt to the Aug. 16 raffle at the annual parish dinner.

In less than 10 years since its inception, the group has completed 604 double-sized quilts, 429 child-sized quilts or lap robes, and 100 baby blankets, for a grand total of 1,133 items.

The quilts – called “U.G.L.Y.” quilts or “Unconditionally God Loves You” quilts – have been given to many charities including Catholic Social Services,  Columbus Rescue Mission,  Blue Valley,  Beaver Crossing tornado victims, Veteran’s Homes,  Neumann Clothing Drive,  Genesis House, and local organizations for their fund raisers.

Members donate time by sewing tops, cutting blocks,  assembling and tying quilts; talent through creating beautiful patterns and fine stitching, and treasure with gifts of blankets, material,  thread, and yarn.

The group was organized in September 2006 and meets on alternate Monday afternoons at the Klein Center.

Member Sharon Bruner said “it is always an enjoyable afternoon.”

“The ladies are so happy to know they are helping others and sharing God’s love,” she added.

Other members include Joyce Rezac,  Emily Rezac,  Marcy Janak, Loretta Tejral, Mae Pernicek, Donna Steager,  Denise Bruner,  Jean Kubik, Rita Helman, Kathy Bongers, Genny Behne,  Sally Vandenberg,  Carolyn Dvorak,  Margaret Pecha and Cece Steager.

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