May 1, 2023 | Local News
Fr. Stephen Van Lal Than

Laura Merz of Aurora cuts small black and white squares for her next project. She has been coming to the Quilting Friends event at Mount Saint Joseph since the second year it was held. “I thoroughly enjoy it. I get to see a lot of people I haven’t seen in three years,” she said. “I love to sew,” which she’s been doing for 60 years. COURTESY OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH

Quilting Friends return to Mount Saint Joseph


The Quilting Friends was the brainchild of Ursuline Sr. Amelia Stenger, OSU, back in 2002. She received many donations of fabric from people, and also knew many women who loved to quilt. Each year this group came to Maple Mount in February or March to sew quilt tops with donated fabric and leave them for the sisters to quilt. The annual tradition ceased three years ago with Covid, with this year the first time many of the volunteers have returned to the Mount. The participants gathered for the “quilt-a-thon” from March 26-29. The quilt tops will either be hand quilted for the Mount Quilt Club, or machine quilted to use for Quilt Bingo in September, both of which serve to support the mission of the Ursuline Sisters.

Judy Hayden of Calhoun works on squares during her first experience with the Quilting Friends. “I love it,” she said. “I enjoy the camaraderie, that’s the best thing.” COURTESY OF MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH

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