Sharing Warmth

Ruth was raised Lutheran and joined the Catholic Church when she was married.

Her favorite Bible verse is I Thessalonians 4:11:

to aspire to live quietly, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we directed you

After high school she worked as a dental assistant for about ten years and moved several times for her husband’s work.

I was never comfortable in the Catholic Church, so when my husband passed away I came back to the Lutheran Church. When I moved back to Buffalo, my girlfriend belonged to Zion so I started coming here. Everyone is very friendly.

Ruth has now been widowed for 16 years. She has four children (Adam in Cokato, Jeanne in Buffalo, Lonnie in Buffalo, and Tracy in Savage) and 12 grandchildren. She enjoys sewing, reading, baking, and playing 500 cards.

She has been part of Zion’s Monday morning quilting group for over ten years.

I started making quilts years ago when Flora Mohring hosted the group in her home. I love to sew and know we can help someone. There is always someone who is cold and needs the comfort of a quilt.

The group started meeting at Zion when space was found after the 2005 building addition. Flora passed away in 2008 and the group continues to meet almost every week. For many years, the group sent most of their quilts around the world through Roger Ose Ministries. Most recently they have sent quilts to Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis.