Quilters keep busy with Operation Love

Made-in-De Smet quilts keep those in need warm

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Operation Love is a Lutheran quilting outreach mission. This year, the De Smet group quilted and tied 150 quilts that will be donated to various organizations throughout the state. Glenda Haines, Marsha Brown, Cheryl Palmlund, Irene Petersen and Arlys Skyberg are the main quilters. Other members of the Lutheran church, along with Petersen and her team of residents at the Village Assisted Living Center, tied the beautiful quilts.

Made with loving care each year, these quilts are blessed by the congregation and then donated to charitable South Dakota organizations. Pine Ridge-Lakota Native American Outreach, Glory House, Children’s Inn, Church of the Street, Berakhah House, Banquet, Gospel Mission, Our Home, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Beacon House, Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter, Kingsbury Food Pantry, Manolis Family Safe Center and Rosebud Indian Reservation have all gratefully received and distributed these beautiful De Smet quilts to those in need. The quilters also create a baby’s quilt for each child baptized in the De Smet American Lutheran Church.

Everyone is encouraged to contact the De Smet Lutheran Church if you know of anyone or any organization that would benefit from this mission.

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