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Polly Klingensmith, Jean Tubman, Sharon Afdahl, Jane Christianson, Cathy Gustafson, June Lindquist and Bev Medes will sew seven quilts before their day is done at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hammond on Nov. 13. They’ve sewn 185 quilts so far this year, many of which will go to Lutheran World Relief. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Trinity quilters still ‘sewing’ strong

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An array of beautiful craftsmanship in the form of quilts lines the pew backs in the sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hammond. This sight has become an annual fall occurrence.

This year the group of ladies responsible for these beautiful quilts sewn, tied and stitched their way through 185 blankets.

“It’s amazing what a few women can do,” said quilter June Lindquist.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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