Faith Church Quilters meet every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in the Knox Room
Since its inception in 1991, the Quilters’ chief priority has been New Life Center, a 104-bed emergency domestic violence shelter for abused women and children located in Goodyear, Arizona. The Center offers safety, shelter and comprehensive services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Unfortunately, the need for domestic violence services far outweighs those actually available to victims. As such, New Life Center is unable to provide shelter for everyone who requests it.
Over the years “Faith Quilters” has evolved into a multi-skilled group. They have expanded their services to include stuffed animals for the Faith Welcome Center in the narthex, a holiday boutique where a wide variety of hand-made articles are offered for sale, a new project is underway to make lap robes for a senior residential facility in the area. They have made quilts for each family member of several Habitat for Humanity homes. In addition to piecing and hand quilting, members knit, crochet, embroider, cross stitch, just to name a few and all are free to make use of the immense supply of materials that have been so generously donated for our use.
The Quilters’ mission of helping the needy and underprivileged, especially children, is on-going. They continue to quilt for others and since they are financially independent of the church budget, the donations of fabrics, yarn, cash, etc. from members of the congregation are greatly appreciated and utilized to the fullest. As we continue to serve those in need and reach out to still others, we welcome everyone regardless of your craft – additional members will make it possible for us to do even more. Come and join us, bring your handiwork and spend a few hours of friendship, sharing of ideas, funny stories, good eats, and connecting with terrific ladies.