The Banner Bunch meets every other Tuesday night at 7 PM. We began in 2000 mainly to retire outdated banners and construct new ones for our sanctuary. Since then we have an impressive array of liturgical banners to adorn our sanctuary throughout the year. Our banners are on display in the sanctuary during our annual Hope for the Holidays event. We continue to meet and work on quilting and sewing projects for our church and the community. For our friends who do not sew, we often have parts of a project that non-sewers can easily do – cut, press, and pin for example. The Banner Bunch past and current members are: Jane Becker; Enid Davis; Ginny Dow-Stewardson; Jane Dosland; Judy Goodheart; Sue Hack; Alex Hammack; Virginia Hosking; Kathy Sorensen; Sue Starrick; and Mary Ann Turner.
Some past and current projects include:
- Lap quilts for Hope Church members and shut-ins.
- Quilts for Kemmerer Village in Assumption IL
- Surgical caps for children at St. John's and Memorial Hospital
- For 2015, Leisa Project- Banners for Presbyterian Churches in South Sudan
2014 BANNER BUNCH UPDATE
The Banner Bunch was organized in 2000 and meets alternate Tuesday nights at 7:00 to work primarily on quilting and sewing projects for the church and the community. For our friends who do not sew, we often have parts of a project that non-sewers can easily do – cut, press, and pin for example.
Projects for this year include:
- The "Manny" Banner
- Lisa's African Banners begun this year
- blankets for chemo patients (assisted)
In addition this group forms the core for decorating done in the sanctuary for the different liturgical seasons.
We have produced about 30 banners, four stoles and 5 pulpit falls. Be sure to check them all out when we hang them during the Hope for the Holidays Art Fair!
Hope Church is truly blessed to have this talented group of people dedicated to sharing their skills and talents.