Quilters Names:  These two quilts were made for Sari Bari by Mary Dobush (Wellington, OH), Lydia & Hannah Weasner (Bellevue, OH), Lois Burris (Fremont, OH), Elizabeth Griffin (Clyde, OH), and Sarah Pennell (Jupiter, FL).

Mother and Daughters Quilt Ministry Bio:

Mother and Daughters Quilt Ministry honors the legacy and memory of Marian Alta Trusdle Griffin who loved God, her husband, her family, and others.

Marian was an accomplished seamstress who used her skills to create clothing for her five daughters and décor for her home.

Following her teaching career, Marian learned to create quilts.  Her quilt journal reveals the many quilted coverlets, pillows, and wall hangings that were created on her old treadle sewing machine.

In 2006, Marian was encouraged by her daughters to begin sewing patches to make quilts for her 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  With the help of all her children and several grandchildren, she quickly achieved this goal.  She continued sewing quilt blocks until failing health prevented her from doing so.  By her death in 2011, hundreds and hundreds of quilt blocks had been sewn that are being made into quilts that continue to bless others.

Quilts made by Mother and Daughters Quilt Ministry have been given to the following ministries and organizations:

–Place of Hope, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

–Flat Rock Children’s Home, Flat Rock, OH

–Old Bight Orphanage, Cat Island, Bahamas

–World Partners Mission to Immigrants, Toledo, OH

–First United Methodist Church, Wellington, OH

–Southern Lorain County Office on Aging, Wellington, OH

Each quilt was made from recycled sari material attached to blocks of 100% cotton muslin.  A recycled cotton flannel blanket was used as batting.  Each quilt has new 100% cotton batik fabric as the backing.

May God bless Sari Bari and the women they work with in Calcutta, India.  There is HOPE.

 

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