Medina quilters are Unison artists of the monthThe Quilter’s Fellowship of Medina is the February artist of the month for Unison Bank in Jamestown.
The Quilter’s Fellowship of Medina is the February artist of the month for Unison Bank in Jamestown.
The Quilter’s Fellowship of Medina was organized by women from Zion United Church of Christ in fall 2000. Anyone interested in sewing and quilting is welcome to attend.
The group began by making quilts for all of the graduating seniors of the church; the tradition continues to this day.
Baby quilts were completed and given as needed to newborns, as well.
The fellowship has donated quilts to Kedish House in Ellendale, and a large quilt to the Charles Hall Youth Services in Bismarck.
The group made and delivered eight patriotic pillows for returning soldiers from Iraq. All soldiers are from Medina or connected to Medina.
Eight baby quilts and one large bed-size quilt were made for the Catholic Gianna Home for unwed mothers in Warsaw, N.D. The Catholic women in Medina furnished two days of dinners for the group when the quilting was going on.
In April 2005, two carloads of women traveled to the Gianna Home to deliver the quilts and toured the facility.
Quilts have been donated to various groups in Medina, Woodworth and Jamestown for fundraisers. Also, lap-robe quilts were completed and delivered to the Fargo veterans’ hospital.
One of the group’s members also made many quilts which were donated to the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon by the local American Legion Auxiliary.
For the past five years, Cherry Moser of the group has made and donated many quilts (approximately 10 to 17 per year) to the Innovis Hospital Trauma Center in Fargo.
To date, membership has included the following: Darlene Trautman, Moser, Donna Dikoff, Lenora Job, Ellis Rau, Sourey Schmidt, Betty Klundt, Jean Limvere, Mildred Hofmann, Mary Heupel, LuVerne Dockter and Pauline Deutscher.