The Sparta congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided 70 lap-size quilts for the patients at the Generations of Spencer nursing home, in Spencer, Tennessee.
The fabric blocks for the quilts’ tops were precut, and the church’s sisters machine sewed them into quilt tops in their homes. Once layered with backing and batting, the quilts were tied by members of the congregation. Sonja Knipp provided the fabric for the quilts’ tops, and the backing and batting were supplied by their local leadership.
The quilts were donated on Dec. 14, 2020, and received by Buffy Gaither, Patty Hodge, and Teresa Cripps, staff from the nursing home, who were very happy to receive the quilts for their residents.
Many members of the congregation, including Bishop Ed Shotten and youth, participated in the quilting project. Additional quilts were made for the church’s elderly brothers and sisters.