Greencastle quilters give to one of their own

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Judy Reed helps Carolyn Kendle hold up the quilt the group made for Carolyn.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Members of the quilters group at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greencastle recently met for lunch at the Airport Inn to surprise one of its members with a quilt they created for her. Carolyn Kendle of Greencastle, who suffers kidney failure, was the recipient of the quilt that is of a log cabin design. Kendle undergoes dialysis and in on a waiting list for a kidney transplant.

The quilting group, which calls itself Hands of Love Quilters and includes members of other churches, meets on Wednesday mornings. There are usually 10 to 14 women who cut squares, sew them together and construct the quilts or blankets to send to Lutheran World Relief.

The quilts are transported to the distribution center at New Windsor, Md., where they are sent to places all over the world. There is a special need during disasters such as eart quakes, floods, hurrcanes and tsunamis.

The challenge for Lutheran World Relief for 2013 is to send 500,000 quilts. The ELC group usually sends approximately 150 quilts in October. The ingathering Sunday was Oct. 7 when the quilts adorned the church, colorfully displayed in the pews.