sower's sewing ministry

Following the example of Dorcas in Acts 9, the Sower’s Sewing Ministry was formed in July 2012. The name is derived from the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13 with our projects being the seeds that are sown (sewn) for God’s kingdom. Ladies of all ages from Farragut Christian Church and the community meet once a quarter for sewing projects that benefit our community, our nation, and the world. This quiet group has impacted these organizations with their sewing projects:

Angel Wing Ministries - Burial gowns for stillborn infants and pull apart blankets.

Guatemala Mission Trip - 140 pillowcase and t-shirt dresses given away by our mission team.

Project Linus - Dozens of blankets sewn and given to sick children; annually a quilt is made for Project Snowball, a bereavement camp for children who lost a parent in the military or first responder; and crocheted and knitted caps for preemie babies.

Prom of the Stars - Alterations of prom dresses and plus size dresses made for attendees.

Sewing Seeds of Kindness - Pet Pocket Pals given to Children’s Hospital.

Summit Nursing Home - Alzheimer lap mats, pillow cases, walker and wheelchair bags.

UT Hospital - Crib sheets for neonatal unit.

Ben Atchley Veteran's Home - Bibs, pillow cases, and wheelchair bags

Newborns In Need - Bibs, burp cloths, receiving blankets, and stroller bags

Belize Mission Trip 2019 - 50 t-shirt dresses and 50 backpacks sewn; 8 suitcases of fabric and notions donated

Some projects are completed during the meeting while other projects may be taken home and returned at a later date. Our projects are lovingly made and prayed over. All levels of sewing ability are welcome. There are also opportunities for crocheters.  If you are interested in joining this group or have questions, please see Barb Knight or Sandy Bumbalough.  

Summary of Sewing Projects for 2023:

January ~ 155 scarves for Mission of Hope

March ~ 1 Fluttering Flag quilt for Project Linus & 14 pillows for The Olive Tree Early Learning Center

July ~ 50 pillowcases for The Olive Tree Early Learning Center

August ~ 24 Bible Covers for Farragut Kids Ministry

September ~ 23 Onesie gowns, 11 burp pads, 13 receiving blankets, 18 washcloths, and 34 hats for Newborns in Need & 5 quilts and 11 fleece blankets for Project Linus

Save these dates for our 2024 meetings:

February 10 ~ Project Linus

April 6 ~ Panama Mission (t-shirt dresses)

September 14 ~ Newborns in Need

November 9 ~ Patricia Neal (or similar organization) and potluck luncheon

Summer Sewing Camp

Due to several young and older ladies expressing an interest in learning to sew, we have decided to try a summer sewing camp in 2024. We will offer 2 classes (10am-12pm & 2-4pm) on Tuesdays, June 18, June 25, July 9, & July 16. We are looking for volunteers to help teach but have also reserved a room if you would just like to come sew and enjoy the fellowship.

    Sower's Meeting

    The next Sower's meeting is Saturday, April 10 from 9am - 1pm. The group will be working on blankets for Project Linus. The sewers will be working on a large quilt for Project Snowball and smaller quilts for general distribution. The crocheters will be making blankets for Hugs For Heroes. Bring your own food/snacks. Masks are optional as spaces are socially distant. Please let Sandy know if you plan to attend so she can plan for sewing stations. Last meeting this ministry completed 24 adult clothing protectors, 18 pillowcases, 31 pillows, 16 catheter covers, 6 activity/anxiety mats, and 5 walker bags for Summit Nursing Home.