Sew n Sews

This is a group that gathers one Saturday per month (usually the 3rd Saturday), except July/August, to make “lap quilts”, for seniors. We meet from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the church. We provide ”lap quilts” to those that need them. These ” fabric hugs” are given out in December for Christmas each year as a symbol of God’s love for them. All are invited to participate in this project. Quilting experience is helpful but not necessary. Bring your sewing machine, supplies and a bag lunch. Fabric is provided.


Our Sew n Sews are a group of hardworking dedicated women who enjoy fun and fellowship together while sewing for the glory of God. They sew colourful lap quilts for seniors and cuddle quilts as needed.

When you talk to the Sew n Sews, you will hear them say “when I first started this years ago, I thought I was going to be a blessing to others through my efforts, but the truth is, I find myself blessed as well.

Because a quilt is meant to create warmth and wrap around your legs or body, the Sew n Sews see each one-of-a-kind quilt as being a personal hug from God.

The members of the Sew n Sews have been very busy doing what they love to do: sew! 

What are they up to now?

This year, due to Covid-19, their efforts branched out to include scrub caps. Sew n Sews spread God’s love by making and donating over 900 scrub caps for the healthcare sector and beyond.


Just like the lap quilts donated to seniors over the past 12 years, these scrub caps produced multiple blessings. The caps blessed the health care workers wearing them. The caps also helped to brighten the day for many patients who saw the handmade caps. The caps blessed the Sew n Sews by giving us another opporunity to spread God’s love in new and unexpected ways.

As if this weren’t enough, members of Sew n Sews committed to sewing face masks for family, friends, and others as needed.


Our quilters are a group of dedicated, experienced and non-experienced individuals. We take quilt tops and make them into full quilts. Proceeds go toward funding the projects at St. John. This is primarily a women’s group, but men are welcome to join any time! Meeting weekly in the “Meeting Room”, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Thursday.

Please note that during the seasons of Covid, this group will not be meeting at St. John but plan to resume when possible.

For further information on this group or to learn about other opportunities, please contact the church office at



St. John United Church
195 E 38th Street
Hamilton, ON L8V 4G1
Phone: 905-387-2135
Fax: 905-387-2137

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