Journey to the Homeland Tour 1999 Photos
Journey to the Homeland Tour
Sponsored by the North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo,
Quilts for the Lighthouse Orphanage, Odessa, Ukraine
Gifts from Women in Tuttle and Zap, North Dakota
When the Journey to the Homeland tour members arrived in Odessa, Ukraine in May, 1998, and in May, 1999, they brought with them many handmade quilts for the Lighthouse Orphanage. Deacon Alexander and the children expressed much appreciation as they accepted these quilts made by women in Tuttle and Zap, North Dakota.
Our appreciation to the Schielkes of Beulah and the Knutsons of Tuttle for delivering the quilts to Fargo.
Coordinators of the quilt project are Arlene Kruckenberg Knutson, Tuttle, and her sister Vi Kruckenberg Schielke, Beulah. Vi also donated many handmade sewing items and children's quilts.
The quilts were sewn by the following women at English Lutheran Church at Tuttle, ND: Arlene Kruckenberg Knutson, Florence S. Kogan Magstadt, Clara Gerr Bichel, and Emma Bichel Olson.
The quilts were sewn by the following persons at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Zap, ND: Alma Hermann Buchfink, Marilyn Tabbert Engbrecht, Sharon Jochim Horning, Romona Buchman Kasanke, Wilma Isaak Lang, Donna Hofland Olson, Violet Stotz Pulver, Hertha Weigum Reinhardt, Ellen Weigum Renner, Ruth Vastag (Duckwitz) Sailer, Viola Adolf (Pfeifer) Schiermeister, Hertha Hertel Scott, Ardith Thompson, and LaVerna Adolf Unruh.
As stated in the letter from LaVerna Adolf Unruh, chairperson of the quilt project at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Zap, "Quilting reduces stress and brings hugs from Jesus!"
Our special thanks to United Express, Delta Airlines, and Austrian Airlines for permission to take additional luggage to Odessa, Ukraine, by tour members in May, 1999. The luggage contained many handmade quilts for The Lighthouse Orphanage.