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"The Nifty Notters of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Beaverton have been practicing the recycling and reusing of fabric for many years. Women gather twice a month to assemble quilts that are then donated to local and international benevolences. Baby quilts are donated to the Virginia Garcia Clinic where they are distributed to mothers to swaddle their newborns on their journey home from the hospital. Adult sized quilts are given to Safeplace, a program that offers temporary housing to homeless teens in Hillsboro. And still others are donated to Lutheran World Relief, an international benevolence that provides quilts to victims of natural disaster and poverty. What makes these quilts so special? The fabric comes from donations of scrap material such as draperies, bed sheets or unused yardage. Heavy weight fabric unsuitable for quilts is sewn into school bags that are then filled with school supplies for children living in poverty. Nothing goes to waste. This process gives the quilters a connection to those in need while re-purposing what we have for something of value."