Faith communities plan Quilt Blitz for The Covering House

Central Reform Congregation is partnering with other St. Louis-area faith congregations to plan a Quilt Blitz to benefit The Covering House, a nonprofit organization that plans to open the first home in the area for girls under the age of 18 who have experienced sexual trafficking or sexual exploitation. 

The goal of the Quilt Blitz is to create 18 handmade log cabin patterned quilts for the girls who will stay at The Covering House. The quilts will be made by teams of 4 to 5 people who will design and stitch the quilts at the event, from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall, 5850 Elizabeth Avenue in St. Louis. 

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The partnership behind the Quilt Blitz began with two congregations, Central Reform Congregation and First Unitarian Church of St. Louis, but is growing to include members of many area faith congregations, including Kirkwood Baptist Church and The Journey Church.

“We know it will take a village—our whole community—to help these girls find hope and healing,” said Jen Bersdale, event co-chair and staff member of CRC. “This event is an opportunity to raise awareness, build community and create a special gift for the girls. We invite all interested congregations, organizations and groups to consider forming a team.”

For more information or to get involved, visit www.centralreform.org/quiltblitz.