Huntley's Trinity Lutheran to draw for Cubs quilt at July 3 farmers market

  • Some of the Trinity Galloping Horses quilters (Bev Eisenmenger, Sandy Phelps, Gladys Stewart, Cheryl Ravagnie and Marilee Payne) work on a project. The group is now conducting a drawing for a full-size Cubs quilt.

    Some of the Trinity Galloping Horses quilters (Bev Eisenmenger, Sandy Phelps, Gladys Stewart, Cheryl Ravagnie and Marilee Payne) work on a project. The group is now conducting a drawing for a full-size Cubs quilt. Courtesy of Janette Dennis

 
 
Updated 6/8/2021 7:26 PM

"Galloping Horses" are quilters whose mission is love. If galloping horses rode by the quilts they make, riders would not see imperfections. Recipients of their quilts see only generosity and joy.

On July 3, as part of its 150th anniversary celebration, Trinity Lutheran Church's Galloping Horses will conduct a drawing for a full-size Cubs quilt.

 

Stop by at the farmers market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take a chance on winning, just as the Cubs are this season!

Trinity Lutheran was founded in 1871, just seven months before the Great Chicago Fire devastated that city. Member families include farmers, business owners and newer working and retired residents with a mission: To invite all people to the grace-filled life of Jesus. The church hosts open services on Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Current and recent members of Trinity and Galloping Horses are Carol Bowgren, Bev Eisenmenger, Connie Garrison, Chris Gillig, Marlene Luedke, Jan Meyer, Marilee Payne, Sandy Phelps, Cheryl Ravagnie, Gladys Stewart, Alice Stuckmeyer, Betty Orkfritz, Carol Otto and Colleen Wilkins.

Over the years, they've made and given quilts to more than six regional organizations including McHenry County's CASA and Habitat for Humanity; to several national organizations like Lutheran World Relief and Orphan Grain Train; and to new moms, high school graduates, disaster victims and the ill or recently homebound.

During the pandemic, the group expanded its efforts to create and distribute 2,500 masks to, among others, the Grafton Food Pantry and local hospice workers.

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On May 18, Jan Meyer presented Pastor Andrew Hatesohl with a striking custom quilt marking Trinity's 150th anniversary. It will also be on display at the July 3 farmers market as it is in church every day.

The Galloping Horses meet at 10 a.m. on the second and third Mondays of each month. Just as with Church attendance or membership, neither experience nor perfection are required. Anyone who wants to visit, learn more or join the group may contact Marilee Payne at Paynes1@comcast.net or (847) 659-9086.

Trinity is at 11008 N. Church St. just northeast of Huntley Square. Visit TrinityHuntley.org for more information.

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