Block #7

5 12 2016

Date:     December 3, 2016

Location:     Winnipeg, MB


Quilt:  In the Bulb

Quilt Recipient:   For Sale

Church Bazaars are a popular way of meeting church budgets.  Typically they are held around the beginning of Advent.  This year I donated a quilt for the craft table.  Our efforts this year realized the highest receipts ever.

I pray that my church be a witness to the Good News, that we remain a service to the surrounding community.  May we look beyond our walls, be bold in reaching out, have courage in the face of injustice, advocate for the poor, feed the hungry, clothe the naked.  May we resist the temptation to erect boundaries, judge others, oppress the weak.  May Christ always be our example and receive our love and obedience.  May all we do, all we say, all we sing be to God’s praise and glory.

Revelation 7:12
Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.

Block # 2

5 05 2013

DSC_0021Date:     May 3, 2013

Location:     Dawson Creek, BC

Quilt:     First Quilt

Quilt Recipient:     Sister NJK

The prayer for this quilt is not for my sister, but for all of those in her vocation.  She recently retired from the Canadian federal police force, the RCMP.  When she was posted to her first jurisdiction, she began to collect pigs, a somewhat derogatory term for those in law enforcement.  My first quilted project was a table runner for her dinning room in her favourite colours; white, black and red.  You can see the result at the above link.

Lord Protector, keep those called to keep us safe and to enforce the laws of the land under your gracious protection.  Guide them in paths of righteousness, help them to resist the temptations that come with power, may your love show them the way to maintain their relationships with spouses, children and family, save them from the frustration that they are not making a difference. Finally, God of abundant grace and justice, deliver them from the travails of substance abuse and may they know the peace of Christ in the face of cruelty, disaster, oppression and all the sins of humanity against your commandments.

Luke 4:9-11     Then the he took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10 for it is written,

‘He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,’

11 and

‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’”


Block # 1

30 04 2013

DSC_0914Date:     April 21, 2013

Location:     Dawson Creek, BC

Quilt:     Hearts for Baby

Quilt Recipient:     granddaughter AAEP

In November of last year I became a grandmother for the first time.  A granddaughter of my own blood.  Grand children are different.  It is an indescribable feeling of your genes contributing to this new life.  She is so beautiful, because of course, she  belongs to me.

She adds to the regrets that I live so far away from ‘home,’ one more member of the family I can’t see every day if I chose to.

She was baptised yesterday.  I made a ‘grownup’ quilt for her, that is, not entirely of flannel.  It was a slightly stressful day.  She is privileged enough to have sixteen grandparents.  Three great-greats, seven greats, and six grandparents.  Two of the latter are a step grandparent and a common-law step grandparent.  It gets complicated and strained.

My prayer for this little gem – that she grow healthy, happy, and well adjusted; that she find joy and accomplishment in her growing; that she soar through life with confidence; that God be with her in her breathing and singing and laughing and guide her in her dreaming and doing; that she be kind, compassionate and generous; that her sense of family be strong; may she find wonder in the world around her and may beauty visit her every day of her living.

Genesis 34:3  And his soul was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob; he loved the girl, and spoke tenderly to her.