The Sewing Circle of Fox Valley Presbyterian Church was formed in 2009. Its purpose is to provide a creative way to show God’s love and care to people in need.
The circle’s first three projects were quilts for ill and traumatized children and teens through Linus Project, quilts sent to soldiers in Afghanistan to distribute to residents there, and knitted Prayer Shawls. Quilts are no longer sent to Afghanistan, but a number of other projects have been added: pillowcase dresses and shorts for Guatemala, baby quilts for The Home and Aid Society of Chicago, quilts for returning soldiers through Quilts of Valor, school bags for Presbyterian Women, quilts for the children baptized at Fox Valley Presbyterian, seasonal quilts for our preschool, and several other one-time projects as well as Linus Project quilts and Prayer Shawls..
The Sewing Circle meets every Monday from 10 AM until 2 PM in rooms 2 and 3. Members bring their own lunches and have lunch and fellowship in the café at noon. Over the years, quilts have been produced at the rate of about 100 per year. Circle members enjoy picturing the happiness their creations bring to the recipients and like to say a prayer of blessing over the items before they are distributed.
New members are very welcome and do not need to know how to sew. There are many tasks such as pinning and tying with yarn that do not require sewing. Knitters are needed to make Prayer Shawls as well.
If you would like to find out more about this ministry at Fox Valley Presbyterian, please call Kathy Copper at 630-454-4004.