Klein Texas Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the 23rd annual Interfaith Quilting Bee which took place on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Klein Stake Center.
This year’s theme was “Ties that Bind” and celebrated the connections made through serving and reaching out in love together. Many local congregations gathered to culminate a year of working on quilts to donate to Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM).
During the presentation of the quilts, guest speaker, Lesa Skipper, told a touching story of finding a quilt that her grandmother had saved. “After my grandmother passed away, my family and I were going through her things and we came across a beautiful quilt that was made entirely out of ribbons,” she said. “To this day, that quilt is still in our family and it is a very special heirloom that we will always cherish.”
Some of the groups that participated in this year's Quilting Bee included Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Community, Hosanna Lutheran Church, Northwoods Presbyterian, Greenwood Forest Quilters, St. Edwards Catholic Community, Ninth Church of Christ Scientist, Waller Ward of the Cypress Texas Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Klein Texas Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Quilters of all skill levels worked together to create two-hundred and sixteen (216) quilts that day. The quilts and blankets that were lovingly sewn with care will benefit Northwest Assistance Ministries whose programs help local families in crisis.
Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. During its last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 130,000 people through its many programs and services.