The hum of the sewing machines mixes with the chatter from women that have known each other for years.
"It's what we do on Wednesday mornings," said Maurine Hult.
Last year these First Lutheran church basement ladies made more than 900 quilts.
"We make a quilt for every high school senior who is a member here. The intent being that it's a size you would use for a single bed. The intent being that they would take them with them when they go to college and remember where they came from," said Hult.
Hard to forget when you meet women like them.
Said Hult, "I think the camaraderie that we have around the table when we're having coffee is second to none. We talk about everything!"
This weekend the musical comedy the "Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement" will play at the Washington Pavilion. Hult and others will be in attendance.
"We haven't told any jokes this morning, but we do that too. I know they tell a lot of jokes at that play."
Jokes, stories, and quilts - it's a pattern this group of church basement ladies has perfected.
If you're interested in seeing one of the three Church Basement Ladies shows this weekend, click on this link for more information: https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=0D69FA78-8622-4357-BD4C-DAA566D1AADA