By Cynthia Germain
The Trinity Quilters on Washington Island make quilts year-round to support organizations including Lutheran World Relief, Ronald McDonald House and others to bring warmth to those in need in Wisconsin and abroad. The quilters are parishioners of Trinity Lutheran Church as well as people from other parishes and the community that meet every Tuesday morning and produce 200-300 quilts a season. Barb O’Connell, parishioner and volunteer at the Trinity Lutheran Church, says that experience is not necessary and making quilts also offers the warmth of fellowship.
O’Connell notes that the quilts provided to Lutheran World Relief are collected by train annually and distributed to local shelters and far-flung places in need. In addition, the church volunteers also make school kits which provide needed supplies to children in refugee camps. Quilts and kits are just a few of the many meaningful efforts of church congregations in Door and Kewaunee counties that make a difference around the world.