The Minneapolis area has a very large and diverse population of immigrants. Among these are Somali and Sudanese people who have come here with little or no possessions, sometimes with just the shirt on their back. Many of these immigrants come in search of freedom from political oppression and a better paying job. In many cases, some of the money they earn will be sent back to loved ones still living in their home country.
Having come from much warmer climates, many of these immigrants have never experienced the cold winters of Minnesota. The Quilting Ministry of Our Savior seeks to meet the needs of these people, and the other poor in our area and around the world through Lutheran World Relief.
In the past, the Quilting Ministry has sent quilts and blankets as far away as to Russia and as near as a local shelter for battered women.
Quilters typically meet during the school year on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 9:00am-2:00pm and on the third Thursday from 6:30-9:00pm. Check the Church calendar for exact dates, since there are some times around the holidays that they do not meet.