The purpose of the quilters is to raise money for the Altar Society. The quilters are special people that love to quilt and provide fellowship. They have been quilting for over 40 years. The quilters meet on Mondays and Thursdays after the 8:15 AM Mass until 2:45 PM.
During the summer of 1981, some members of the Alter Society, who made quilts, decided to make one to raffle off at Septemberfest. They enjoyed it so much they decided to do it as a fundraiser. They made a poster and placed it in the vestibule, but they needed to find a secure place to quilt. Velda Prokop “volunteered” her basement.
As the years went by and as they were working on the 190th quilt, Velda passed away on June 15, 1995 after a long illness. Her family asked us to keep quilting there until the house was sold. Lucy Kresbach took over the project and they moved to the basement of MaryAnn Jaro’s home later that summer.
There are several quilters. They do not give quilting lessons, but welcome anyone who would like to join.
According to the “accounting” they have made over $40,000 where all proceeds go directly to the Altar Society.
They feel blessed that they can carry on this project for many years.
Please call the office for more information at 402-476-2610.
They stop for prayers mid-morning and occasionally have special intentions or pray for someone on the prayer chain.
They do not advertise but always have quilts waiting. All proceeds go to Altar Society.