A gift of warmth on a chilly day

December 4, 2010 by

A baker’s dozen gathered in the basement of K-State’s Catholic center this morning — but it was blankets, not baking on the menu.

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Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia along with students from Kansas State University and Cloud County Community College, plus faculty from St. Isidore’s Church, which includes the Catholic Campus Center, took part in the project to sew blankets for the Manhattan Homeless Shelter.

The project was spearheaded by Sister Beverly Carlin, the congregation’s vocation director who is based in Manhattan, and Sisters Julie Christensen and Betty Suther, both of Concordia. Sister Betty often leads the popular quilting retreats at Manna House of Prayer in Concordia.

The “quilting crew” cut fabric, sewed pieces together and quilted it all for extra warmth.


6 Responses to “A gift of warmth on a chilly day”

  1. Beth Stover on December 10th, 2010 4:48 pm

    What a warm, fuzzy, feeling to hear of your work in making the blankets!
    Merry Christmas!
    Sr. Beth

  2. Missy Ljungdahl on December 8th, 2010 9:01 pm

    What a great experience! Thanks, Bev, for all that you are doing. You have a great team.

  3. Carm Thibault on December 8th, 2010 7:15 pm

    What a great group and what a good cause…….for the homeless shelter!
    Glad to peek in on the venture. Someone is going to feel the warmth!

  4. Loretta Jasper on December 5th, 2010 5:44 pm

    Sounds like a great way to engage and interact for others(the Mission)!
    Sorry I missed it.

  5. Janet Peak on December 5th, 2010 3:25 pm

    I had a great time – this was a wonderful project, I had such a blast making these blankets and knowing that we would be keeping someone warm this winter.

    Thanks for hosting this Sr. Bev!

  6. Faye Huelsmann on December 5th, 2010 8:48 am


    It’s wonderful all the good things you do with the youth, lots of good contacts and sharing among you, it looks like.

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