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Needle Little Comfort Quilters 
Members of the Needle Little Comfort Quilters society in Maywood's Zion Lutheran Church gathered recently to sort quilts and lap blankets that they had created during the year in preparation for donating them to several area organizations. In prior years some of the quilts were sold at Zion's annual Christmas fair with the proceeds going to the church's general fund. Unfortunately the 2020 fair had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. But quilts have always been donated to local organizations since being organized by Maywood resident and Zion member Fran Bene in February of 1995, and this year was not to be an exception.
The Center for Hope and Safety which serves victims of domestic violence received a number of quilts as did the Audrey Hepburn Children's House which serves children who are suspected victims of abuse. A number of lap blankets were also sent to the Maywood Center for Health & Rehabilitation for distribution to residents.
The efforts of the quilters have been made possible by donations of fabric from various sources as well as by a financial grant from Thrivent Financial Services which covered the group's major expense, that being the purchase of batting.
Now the group looks forward to another productive year preparing for the 2021 holiday season, perhaps including Zion's Christmas Fair.
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