A dark Sudanese woman's hand is spread over some fabric while she sews decorative stitching on a sewing machine.

One stitch at a time

It’s six years since my mum passed away. Last weekend my sister helped dad go through mum’s boxes of sewing stuff. Mum loved quilting and collected pieces far and wide. Dad had the job of cutting them into whatever shape was needed. He’d grumble, but secretly loved working together with mum. Recently, I’ve been helping the Lutheran Community Sewing Group at Albert Park in Adelaide put together a video about their volunteer ministry to new neighbours – former refugees arriving from places like South Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan. In the video ...
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About the Author

Jonathan Krause

Jonathan is the Community Action Manager for Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS). If you’d like ALWS to visit your Fellowship or Church, and share stories with you, and show the Sewing Group video, just ask! Call 1300 763 407 (local call rates apply from with Australia) or email alws@alws.org.au