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New Lenox Quilt Club members (left to right) Joy Carlson, Janice Eisses, Phyllis Tolen and Kay Johnson showcase a new creation during a recent gathering at the Senior Housing Complex. Megann Horstead/22nd Century Media
Susan Rublaitus, of New Lenox, cuts thread from a spool Aug. 2 during a New Lenox Quilt Club gathering. Photos by James Sanchez/22nd Century Media
Ellen Ekstrom, of Frankfort, seals a corner with an iron at the gathering, which meets every first Wednesday and third Friday of the month at the Senior Housing Complex at 1090 S. Cedar Road.
Pictured are several of the finished potholders the club is currently working on to donate to the New Lenox Township’s food pantry.
Megann Horstead, Freelance Reporter
1:24 pm CDT August 7, 2017

To the passive observer, the art of quilting at its simplest is taking large pieces of fabric, cutting the materials into smaller pieces and sewing them back into a larger piece of fabric. 

For members who belong to the New Lenox Community Park District’s quilt club, quilting creates meaning for them in more ways than one.