We meet to sew and for fellowship each Monday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in a Sunday School classroom that is converted to a sewing room for us. We provide comfort quilts for anyone who is in distress. Call the church office if you have a friend or loved one in need. We are also providing comfort to area charities and medical facilities. Our regular recipients are Coastal Cancer Center, Magnolia OB/GYN, Horry County Fostering Hope, Horry County Family Outreach, Helping Hands of North Myrtle Beach, Mercy Care Hospice,and Sea Haven & Lighthouse Inc. as well as individuals and new babies.
As of October 2012 we have made and distributed well over 700 comfort quilts and thereby touched the lives of many with a show of God’s love through our hands. A new effort this year was to make privacy bags for Mercy Care patients requiring the use of foley bags in order to help them maintain their dignity at a troublesome time in their care.
At present the Comfort Quilters are: Imogene Blackmon, Barbara Bogert, Karen Cullen, Ann Geoghegan, Cindy Hyatt, Dee Jordan, Lorraine Metiver, Sandy Mc Cormack, Lynn Riggs, Jane Sprague, Linda Tucker, Diann Waddell and Esther Dininny our Snow Bird. Not all of our ladies sew, we have many other “jobs” that need to be done and strive to get 5-6 a week finished by having our sewers assemble kits of quilt tops at home and then our non-sewers help construct the actual layered quilt.
We work on a zero budget, but the Lord does provide for us through donations of fabric and money that some how arrive just when we are in need of more supplies.
Below you can see a few photos of our finished quilts for men, women, children and babies. No two are alike so these are just samples.