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Sewing Circle

Pastor Ken presents a "house warming" quilt to the recipients of the house built by DRE and Mennonite Disaster Service at Point Aux Chenes, Louisiana.  This dedication of the house was held on the concrete slab beneath the house which was built 12 feet above the ground.  The wood piers that support the house are in the background.

Click on the large image to get the largest version. Photographs by Ruth Cosand and Rachel Leatherman

If you have ever heard or read about the quilting bees of pioneer days, the Deep Run East Sewing Circle is the next best thing. The “quilting bee” is just held at the church instead of at someone’s home. On each second Wednesday of the month, several ladies gather to quilt or to knot comforters. The ladies quilt for local non-profit groups and for organizations within the Mennonite Church. They also knot comforters which are sent to many other countries as a part of the Mennonite disaster relief work. Throughout the year, ladies sew cloth bags which are filled with different articles to be used as health kits, sewing kits, school kits, or refuge kits which are sent to refugee camps and countries which have experienced disasters. The ladies also quilt for private parties who have unfinished quilts. The Sewing Circle is a non-profit group and any payment received for work done is used to buy supplies for the next project, or to support the work of the Mennonite Church through missions, disaster relief, or aid to refugees. Any questions may be directed to Ruth at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 215-766-3842.