Retired farmer makes quilts for MCCBy Gladys Terichow Mennonite Central Committee
“I just peddled, I didn’t sew,” he said, recalling that his mother removed the thread when he peddled the machine so the thread wouldn’t be wasted.
The first blanket he made was a denim picnic blanket made from old jeans. “I made a lot of those,” he said, using pre-cut patches at first. “Friends and family brought me jeans, and I started cutting my own patches.”
When he is not sewing, he enjoys spending time with his family, which includes one great-great-grandchild.
Each year, MCC ships thousands of blankets and kits to people in need throughout the world.
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