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March 2019 Newsletter Cover
The Journey of Our World Relief Quilts by Lela Bell Heinold
The journey of our quilts began when some kind ladies gave us bags of fabric and scraps they no longer wanted or needed. Pieces long and small, every color and print you can imagine.
Their journey began at my sewing machine. Everyone was made love and a blessing.
The next step on their journey was here at church. And on Tuesdays serveral ladies put them together; tops on bottoms and a warm blanket or batting between. They tack and tie them and hem them. And when they are finished, they make a beautiful warm quilt for someone far away.
The next step on their journey, will be on Palm Sunday. They are all put in the church. They recieve God's Blessing and given to the Glory of God with our love.
Then on the Monday after Palm Sunday the ladies pack the quilts in study boxes to continue their long journey to other places. They are then sent to Cuero, and from there they continue on to other places where other churches gather together with quilts. There they are securely packed for their long journey to other countries. To people who are in need.
And I pray that each person that recieves one of these quilts will know they are made and sent with our love and the love of Jesus.
That will be the end of a long journey, that they began with a few bags of fabric that no one wanted or needed.
This article was written by Lela Bell Heinold a few years ago and read by her to our WELCA ladies. We were all touched by it and wanted to share it in her honor.
Lela Bell passed away on January 31, 2019; March 3rd would have been her 94th birthday. So in memory of a very special lady who will not be forgotten, but missed