Hands & Hearts

Gardening Working Group

The Gardening Working Group plants, weed and waters the Memorial Garden in season. We begin with a picnic and plant day in the spring and continue through until October. There is also a committee that meets from time to time to plan fundraising activities, and to make sure the memorial Garden book and plaque are up to date.

The Apostles Crafters

The Apostles Crafters is a group of men and women crafters who meet the 1st Tuesday of the month throughout the year at 1:00 pm in the Parish  Hall.  We give our time, materials, and love of crafting to produce various knitted and crocheted items which we donate to different groups in the city and around the world.  Just a few of the things we make are: lap blankets, prayer shawls, pneumonia vests, and pet blankets. Pneumonia vests go to India and Africa and lap blankets to care homes in Guelph.  Prayer shawls have been sent to England and around North America, to be a source of comfort in times of distress.  Pet mats are donated to the Guelph Humane Society.

For more information or patterns contact Lynn Mayhew at 519-767-0058, ronayne1970@gmail.com.  We welcome contributions from those unable to attend meetings. You may also speak to Lynn if you know of someone who would like to receive a lap blanket or prayer shawl. Links to other suggested patterns are available below.  Bright colours are appreciated.

Quilters

Quilting has a long tradition at our church.  The quilters were one of the earliest, if not the earliest of the church groups, dating back over 100 years.  This tradition is continued today by a group of dedicated women who meet weekly in the church hall to share their talents and expertise, and to provide each other with friendship and support.  As one of our members once commented: “It’s cheaper than a psychiatrist”.
 
The group accepts assignments to hand-quilt tops, many of which were lovingly pieced by parents or grandparents, and thus are destined to become family treasures.  Some are more modern creations, and one in particular, was an exhibit quilt made up entirely of denim jeans.  This was particularly challenging, as quilting needles were set aside in favour of bodkins.  Monies generated by our efforts are used towards funding various projects within the church.
 

The Quilters meet in the church hall each Monday afternoons year ‘round, from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information contact Eileen Johnson (e3132771@golden.net, 519-821-0246 ) or Mary Ann Robinson (maryann_robinson@sympatico.ca, 519-836-4487.)