Saturday, January 18, 2020 (All day)

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

 

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 sewer 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 knotting involves tying 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.

Poole Mennonite Church, Perth County Rd 121, Poole
Tues., Jan. 7 from 9 AM to 4 PM

East Zorra Mennonite Church, 677044 16th Line, Tavistock
Tues., Jan. 7 from 9 AM to 8 PM
Wed., Jan. 8 from 9 AM to 8 PM
This is an inter-generational event and everyone is welcome. Please plan to bring your own lunch if you are knotting for the day. Drinks will be provided.

Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1316 Snyder's Rd W, Baden
Wed., Jan. 8 from 9 AM to 4 PM ​

Atrium at 50 Kent Ave, Kitchener
Sat, Jan. 18 from 10 AM to 12 PM
Comforter knotting, Mennonite treats, Material Resource Centre tours and activities. Fun for the whole family!
Closed early due to poor weather conditions.

Grace Mennonite Brethren Church, 546 Belmont Ave W., Kitchener
Sat., Jan 18 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Knot comforters, bind finished comforters, sew kit bags, or fill kit bags. Breakfast is provided, but lunch is not. Free-will offering taken. To indicate attendance for breakfast, please contact Ruth at 
519-725-0106
.

Hillcrest Mennonite Church, 1056 Huron St, RR 1, New Hamburg
Sat., Jan. 18 from 10AM to 4PM
Get involved in something big - record-breaking big! For information, contact Ferne Bender at 519-662-2297.

Drayton Reformed Church, 74 Wellington St S., Drayton
Sat., Jan. 18 from 9 AM to 3 PM

Listowel Mennonite Church, 465 Maitland Ave S​., Listowel
Sat., Jan. 18 from 10 AM to 3 PM

Avon Mennonite Church, 90 Greenwood Dr., Stratford
Sat., Jan. 18 from 10 AM to 8 PM
Help us knot comforters at this family-friendly event.
Please bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided.


Preston Mennonite Church, 791 Concession Road, Cambridge
Sat., Jan. 18 beginning at 9:30 AM

Mannheim Mennonite Church, 1494 Bleams Rd., Petersberg
Sun., Jan. 19 beginning at 1:00 PM

Tavistock Mennonite Church, 131 Wettlaufer, Tavistock
Wed., Jan. 22 from 1 PM to 4PM and 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Join Tavistock Mennonite Church for a family-friendly afternoon and evening of comfort knotting.

St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, 1308 King N., St. Jacobs
Mon., Jan. 27 from 9 AM to 4 PM

Christian Benefit Thrift Shop, 254 Grantham Ave, St. Catharines
Jan. 16 from 9 AM to 8 PM
Jan. 17 from 9 AM to 5 PM
Jan. 18 from 9 AM to 4 PM
Learn how to knot a comforter and hear how comforters provide not only warmth but also a tangible message to people in places like Syria that their needs are not forgotten.

Bethany Mennonite Church, 572 East-West Line, Virgil
Sat., Jan. 18 from 9 AM to 3 PM
Come out and help create a comforter for someone affected by conflict and disaster. Call Sue at 905-468-3988 to participate.

Niagara United Mennonite Church, 1775 Niagara Stone Rd,
Niagara-on-the-Lake

Sat., Jan. 18 from 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Come out and help make a comforter for someone affected by conflict and disaster to show they have not been forgotten. No experience necessary. No sewing - just tying knots. All materials supplied.

Trinitylife Church, 5348 Sherkston Road, Sherkston
Tues., Jan. 21 - 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Join the Busy Quilters as their church and greater community gather to tie comforters for the Great Winter Warm-up. Lunch will be provided at 12.

Mennonite Community Services of Southern Ontario,
16 Talbot St E, Aylmer

Sat., Jan. 18 from 9 AM - 12 PM
For more details, please contact Anna Bergen at 519-765-3020.

Wideman Mennonite Church, 10530 Highway 48, Markham​
Sat. Jan. 18 from 10 am to 2 pm
A comforter tying event for anyone school age and up.
Soup lunch with free will offering. Call 905-640-6219 for more info.