A group gathering in friendship and faith, sharing their talents in the presence of God.

Threads of Love Quilting Ministry meets at Park Church twice a month on the first and third Thursdays. Anyone -- learner, appreciator, or sewer -- is welcome to participate. Each gathering has time for devotions and sharing projects. 


Threads of Love Quilting Ministry also typically sponsors two UFO (UnFinished Object) retreats each year. These are two days of personal project work where participants bring their works-in-progress with the goal of finally finishing them! The days are filled with food, fellowship, encouragement, and laughter. Be looking for information about these in the Park Church eNewsletters.


Threads of Love Quilting Ministry began in September 2010. As of December 2022, TOL has donated 411 quilts for:

  • New Pathways
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center
  • Flood victims of Minot, ND
  • Brainerd Senior Center
  • Gifts to Pastors
  • Crow Wing County Social Services
  • TheShop Youth Center
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Radiothon to end child abuse
  • Bethany Good Samaritan
  • Healthy Brains for Children 
  • United Methodist Midwest Distribution Center, Chatham, Illinois
  • High School & College Graduates
  • Baptismal gifts

  • Lutheran Social Services Safe Harbor program

  • Park’s UWF Bazaar

  • Northern Pines Camp and Retreat Center
  • Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today
  • Park’s Nursery
  • American Red Cross
  • Garfield School
  • Ukrainian refugees in MN (through LSS)
  • Individuals and families who have been victims of house fires, car accidents, and other life circumstances

Additionally, Threads of Love has donated:

  • 50 quilts to UMCOR Cover Them with Love (since 2016)
  • 160 port pillows to cancer units in various hospitals (Essentia Health in Brainerd, Lakewood Health in Staples, St. Cloud Hospital, Litchfield Hospital, Bethany Towers Nursing Home in Fargo), and to individuals.
  • 244 cloth masks in 2020 alone (159 to Essentia Health in Brainerd, and 20 to a Kansas City hospital)
  • 23 pillowcases - 20 of them to Interfaith Hospitality at 1st Congregational United Church of Christ
  • 23 Table-toppers - 22 of them for all the tables in the Fellowship Hall at Park Church
  • 9 quilts have been sold to help fund the ministry (to purchase batting, thread, fabric, etc.)


Quilts are in need of homes! If you know someone or someplace where this could be a blessing, contact the office.

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