Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Help MCC warm hearts around the world by collecting 6,500 comforters for distribution to people displaced by disaster or conflict.

 

JOIN US for the first Great Winter Warm-up in Winnipeg at North Kildonan MB Church on January 18, 2020. Join us for a day of...

COMFORTER TYING for MCC's international relief efforts when disaster or conflict displace people from their homes and community. Read how relief kits and comforters get to where they're most needed.

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY - Whether you're a seasoned sewist or new to the world of comforter making, there will be an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to get involved. 

Comforter tying involves knotting together the three layers of a comforter – the flannel backing, the quilt batting and the fabric top - with crochet cotton. Comforters are often made from pieces of scrap or recycled fabric sewn together in a colourful checkered pattern. No sewing experience or sewing machines are required for comforter tying.

Young children are welcome! There will be activities available in the foyer for younger children. Comforter-tying is recommended for children aged 10 and older but participation is at the discretion of the caregiver. Comforter-tying involves using a needle and crochet cotton and not all children may find the task easy. Child-minders are not available at this event so caregiver-monitored participation is required at all times.

MENNONITE FOOD - Tea, coffee, treats and lunch featuring some classic Mennonite food including faspa, platz and bienenstich.

Join us for a full day of comforter making, food and fun while we raise blankets and funds for families and vulnerable populations who have been uprooted by disaster and conflict. Read about MCC's disaster response here.

If you'd like to join us as a group on January 18, please register online here or by clicking the button on the right-hand side of the screen. 

 

FIND A COMFORTER-MAKING EVENT NEAR YOU

 

Great Winter Warm-up events are popping up all over Manitoba! Keep checking back here for a list of regional events near you.

Help sew comforters at this regional event held at the Material Resources Warehouse in Plum Coulee. Enjoy light refreshments and fellowship while sewing or help with baling and packing comforters as they're finished for shipment. 

Location: 231 Railway Ave, Plum Coulee

Date and time: January 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

Contact: Gord Letkeman at 204-829-3005 to find out more.

Want to sew a comforter on your own time? Comforters can be donated at this location on January 18 anytime between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.*

 

*Please note that in order to reach our goal of 6,500 comforters collected across North America for the Great Winter Warm-up comforters must be received at an official drop-off location on January 18, 2020.