Dorcas Ministries is able to contribute to several other groups and agencies in a variety of ways. One of the special ministries we are able to support is through a talented quilter, Maria Johnson.
Maria takes donated fabric scraps that could not be resold at the Dorcas Thrift shop and makes a number of beautiful quilts. Maria makes and donates these quilts to local children’s hospitals or will make a quilt for specific patients fighting cancer or other major illnesses.
The purple quilt is the Relay for Life quilt for Leslie Alger, a member at First United Methodist Church in Cary. Leslie purchased the main fabric but the rest of the quilt top was made from scraps that came from Dorcas and other fabric donations from the Team TOFU Relay Team.
Maria will also make dolls and doll clothes from the donated material for little girls in the hospital. When a request comes in, they are personalized to their hair type and color, eye color, etc. Each doll has a heart embroidered on their chest.
Maria passed on her thanks to volunteers by saying: “Thank you to the Dorcas volunteers for sorting all of the fabric for sale, felt recycling, or recycling for quilts!”
She has shared with us a number of additional photographs of quilts, tablet covers, and dolls that she has made in recent months thanks to the donated fabric. To see more images, visit our facebook page.