100 MILE HOUSE, Alta. – Pastor A. Kahle led Christ the King in a dedication service blessing many quilts, pillowcase dresses, shorts from T-shirts and We Care packages to God’s glory for shipment with the Canadian Lutheran World Relief container that is packed and shipped each spring from Abbotsford, B.C. This amazing assortment was made possible through the work of many hands.
The King’s Quilters, a group of six to ten ladies, met most Tuesdays over the winter to work on the quilts. Most blocks were made at home and assembled at the church. They then were taken home again to have binding applied. Participating in this good work created an atmosphere of fellowship and a feeling of gratitude for the privilege. Community outreach brought in donations of materials and some extra hands. Bruce Broughton (for the umpteenth time) will take the packaged quilts to be baled in Abbotsford.
While Helen Bailey is quick to say the ladies kept her supplied with pillowcases and T-shirts from their own and their neighbour’s cupboards and from thrift stores, she sewed 250 pillowcase dresses and 140 pairs of shorts to add to the quantity of items being blessed.