Mt. Moriah Quilters’ mission is success

Published 11:02 pm Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Mt. Moriah Fellowship Quilters were on a mission.

They wanted to do their part in reducing the church’s financial obligation for the adjoining property that will give them room for expansion when the need arises.

Piece-by-piece they worked, quilting three quilt tops that almost anyone would love to own and be willing to make a donation toward a chance to do so.

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The Mt. Moriah Fellowship Quilters chose different patterns for the quilt tops, the Paddle, Tree of Paradise and Nine Patch. Each top was quilted with loving hands and was very special, said Mary Mitchell.

“We all love to quilt and we all love our Lord and our church,” she said.

“We were doing work we love.”

The quilters were around the quilitng frame and as busy as bees 10 hours a week from December through April quilting the tops. They enjoyed the fellowship that enveloped the “bee” as much as they enjoyed putting together quilts that, hopefully, will one day be heirlooms and family treasures.

“I don’t know exactly how many hours of work we have in these quilts,” Mitchell said.

“I just know they were made with a lot of love. We hope that those who held the winning tickets will get as much enjoyment from owning them as we did from making them.”

A drawing was held for all three quilts, and two of the winners were local.

“Alyssa Falum who works at Wal-Green’s and Mattie Murphy with Alpha were both very excited to win the quilts,” Mitchell said. “Alyssa won the Nine Patch quilt and Mattie won the Paddle quilt. Jimmy Rane, the Yella-wood man from Abbeville, won the Tree of Paradise quilt, and we all thought that he was an approporate winner for that quilt.”

The quilt raffle was a very successful fundraiser for Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, and Mitchell expressed appreciation to those who pieced and donated the quilt tops, all of those who did the quilting and to the many who purchased tickets.

“It took a lot of planning and work for the quilt raffle to be a success, and we thank everybody who had a part in what was a very successful project,” Mitchell said.