Mennonites have a long tradition of quiltmaking as part of their history. SMC grew in the early years with students coming to study at the UW, and many people coming to Seattle for Mennonite Voluntary Service who ended up staying. Before long there were new babies and the tradition of quiltmaking became real for a new generation. A tradition was started to give a baby quilt to the first-born child of a family worshiping at SMC. Before long the young children were graduating from high school, and we celebrated by giving a tied comforter to high school graduates, and another new tradition began. Along the way there have been quilts for special occasions, fundraising, and quilts donated to MCC.
Here was the first baby quit was made in 1980.
And the 2016 high school graduation comforters: