Rosholt quilters bring warmth to the world
By Joe Bachman
ROSHOLT — For decades, women from around the area have come together to send their warmth across the globe.
Since the 1970s, the Rosholt Faithful Knotters have made quilts for those in need — not just for those locally, but around the world. A part of Lutheran World Relief, quilts are sent to nearly two-dozen countries, and as of this year, 205 have already been shipped out.
According to long-time knotter Norma Anderson, the tradition is not only just important, but fun.
“It’s just a wonderful thing we like to carry on — and we have fun,” said Anderson. “It’s something that gets in your blood, and there’s so many people you can help out.”
Sheets and blankets are donated by Land’s End, which the ladies turn into the many quilts that are sent out. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Mayor Mike Wiza joined the group for coffee, and asked them to donate future quilts to the Evergreen Community Initiative Warming Center — a request the group was happy to oblige.
“We have a wonderful bunch of ladies, and it’s all put together as one big family,” said Anderson. “It’s very heartwarming.”
Quilts are also sent out to charities such as the Salvation Army, as well as for the terminally ill who are in need of warmth and support.
As for the quilts themselves:
“They’re all made with love.” said Anderson.