These women give their hands to work and their hearts to God. Quilters
of all skill levels, including beginners, are invited to join us as we
work on projects that benefit our missionaries and outreach efforts
We created and presented our first quilts in 1996, and to date, nearly every
career missionary family or individual supported by our church has received a
quilt that serves as a reminder that they are “blanketed in prayer,” no
matter where they are serving.
We have provided quilts for more than 80 missionary families or
individuals so far. Today we continue to make quilts and other
sewn items as an outreach and encouragement to others.The original
quilts were created from scraps collected by the quilters, assembled
into blocks, and signed by the congregation, whose signatures
indicated their promise to pray for our missionaries.
We are currently working on quilts for retired
missionaries, as well as for those who are newly appointed to missionary
The work of Hands & Heart Quilters is not limited to quilt making.
We have also worked on service projects to provide caps and
scarves for the homeless, layette sets for new babies, bed quilts for
families in need, baby quilts for missionary families, “comfort” quilts
for special circumstances, and adult bibs for use in local nursing care
Hands & Heart Quilters needs people who can cut, sew, press,
design, quilt, bind...or who are willing to learn these tasks. The group
includes quilt making instructors and friendly sewers who will be happy
to help you learn. Women of all ages are welcome.
Monthly workshops provide an opportunity to work together on
projects, and to share the common bonds of quilt making and a love for
Hands & Heart Quilters is a ministry of Wheaton Bible Church, but
the group also includes women from other local churches. All women of
faith are welcome to participate. We meet monthly at Wheaton
Bible Church to work on projects, share and learn. Quilters at all
levels of experience are welcome.
Please call or email for the specific date, time and location of
workshops (see contact information below). It’s helpful to bring the
following items if possible:
Fabric donations are always welcome. We do some of our best work with leftover fabrics from other projects!
For more information, please call or email for the date, time, and location of upcoming workshop dates. All are welcome!
Rose Holan, 630.665.1176 or Caroljoy (Cj) Spensley,630.876.6635