2019 Sewing Ministry

We have two opportunities for you!

Dear Ladies of Monument Hill Church, 

Please find attached information and the New Calendar for the 2019 Sewing Ministry.  If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, or have any questions, please contact Lashelle Brown.  Her information is included below.  Please let her know if you would like to be on the monthly email as she is compiling a new list for 2019.  

Thank you!

Hello Sewing Friends and Happy New Year!

As we start a new year and have new members, there are several things I would like to share with you!

A little history about the Sewing Ministry: About 6 years ago, I felt an urging from God to start a sewing ministry at Monument Hill Church. He laid upon my heart the story of Tabitha. “She was always doing good and helping the poor” (Acts 9:36 NIV). I felt like God was asking me to do the same for Him, so the idea of having a regular sewing time was born. Every year this has looked a little different, projects have changed and ministries have changed but what I have tried to maintain is a regular scheduled time to sew and the first Saturday of the month was dedicated to this. Sometimes this falls on or near a holiday, and sometimes it ends up getting cancelled. My desire is for it to be consistent so you will know what to expect and can plan accordingly. If at any time you have a question or concern, please contact me. If you would like to teach a class or offer input, I welcome that as well. I will be sending out information pertaining to the Sewing Ministry monthly only. Margaret will be sending out information about String of Pearls. Both will be listed on our schedule, please see the schedule below for times & dates; all classes will be held at MHC. My contact information is: Lashelle Brown: (719)351-3213 (cell), (719)488-9643 (home) or lashellebrown@hotmail.com

String of Pearls: about 2 years ago after a presentation from the String of Pearls coordinator, Margaret Althouse felt a calling to head up this project and has done an amazing job at creating a quilt that is easy to make and becomes a beautiful keepsake for grieving parents. Margaret will be sending out emails for this project and all questions should be sent directly to her. We will meet on some Saturdays, please see the schedule below for dates. Margaret will let you know about additional dates and times. Her contact information is: Margaret Althouse: (719)237-1852 or margaretalthouse@gmail.com

Other Opportunities: • If you don’t sew but would like to help, we can always use people to cut fabric and iron :o) • Palmer Divide Quiltmakers Guild: meets once a month on the first Thursday at MHC at 7:00 pm, with a social time at 6:30 (dates are not listed on this schedule). For more information contact Juli Overton (719)963-6633 or juli_overton@yahoo.com

I am excited about the sewing times we have scheduled so far this year. I think each of you will find something that will peak your interest and allow you to participate where you feel led. We are looking at doing several things this year:

• String of Pearls-making baby quilts for the perinatal hospice group • MHC Sewing Ministry-making Lap Quilts for our members who need to be “covered in prayer,” Learning New Projects (bring a sack lunch & plan for a longer stay). These projects are perfect for the beginning quilter/sewer and the seasoned quilter/sewer as well, we will also have an occasional Get Together to sew and fellowship, or a possible outing

This is the schedule for the year but is subject to change depending on unforeseen events &/or additional opportunities may be offered:

First Saturday of the month Sewing Meets at MHC at 9:30 on the following dates:

Jan 5 String of Pearls

Feb 2 Lap Quilts

Mar 2 New Project-Jelly Roll Race Quilt (supply list will be handed out in Feb)(2 tutorials by Missouri Star Quilt Company to preview) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bEJLnaZQOU OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w9UOFj0CSo (copy and paste into your browser)

Apr 6 String of Pearls

May 4 Lap Quilts

June 1 Get Together

Jul 6 String of Pearls

Aug 3 Lap Quilts

Aug 1-4 Shop Hop TBA

Sept 7 New Project- Log Cabin Lap Quilt (supply list will be handed out in Aug)

Oct 5 String of Pearls

Nov 2 New Project-Christmas Project TBD

Dec 7 Get Together- Finish projects for Christmas

Blessings to each one of you and I pray it will be a beautiful year of creating and ministering to God’s people! Lashelle Eph. 4:11-13 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.


Open Sew:


Hello Everyone!  I want you to know that I will be starting up an “Open Sew” time again at Monument Hill church on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00.  The dates are as follows:


February 28

March 7

March 14

March 21

No sew during spring break

April 4

April 11

April 18

April 25

May 2

May 9

May 16


This time will be scheduled for you to bring in projects to work on so please bring your own supplies.  Available to use: sewing machines, sewing kits, cutters and mats and a few miscellaneous supplies & fabric are available as well.  If you would like to learn something new, let me know!  I would be happy to entertain new projects :o)

Please let me know if you will be coming so I can have a head count. 

Thank you & Happy Sewing!!

Lashelle Brown (719)351-3213

Monument Hill Church

18725 Monument Hill Rd

Monument, CO 80132