Stitching a hobby: Locals involving youth in quilting

Bethel College Mennonite Church Mission Quilters, from left, Margo Schrag, Rose Haury, Jane Goering and Louise Thieszen enjoy themselves quilting on Monday afternoon at the church. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now When Margo Schrag wanted to join the Bethel College Mennonite Church Mission Quilters decades ago, she had a little surprise. She basically had to audition her hand quilting. “The first time I came, they turned off the lights and looked,” she said about the members examining her handwork. This was sometime after 1984, after a co-worker asked her to join.

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