Monday, January 6, 2014

"Handprint With Love"

On December 22, 2013 our Sunday School children presented our preacher, Dr. Gary and his wife, MiMi with this "Handprint With Love" quilt during the Children's Sermon.

The children each took a turn picking out the color of paint and then rubbing the paint on there hand and laying it on the fabric.  When the fabric was dry I heat set it by ironing.  I then added sashing between each block and joined the blocks together with another long piece of sashing.  Added borders of darker material to finish it off.  I used 2 pieces of religious material in this quilt with religious symbols and words of many colors.

The machine quilter set off the hands by quilting around them.  Then finished the blocks with a stitch in a ditch.

The preacher and his wife were very excited that something this special was made for them and will cherish it. 

To end the blog I'd like to let you read what the children said before they presented the quilt:

Dr. Gary........
Our God has sent you to this place
To lead us in the way
That He would have us work and think
And live from day to day.
We thank you for your ministry.
Your guidance and your care.
His greatest blessings for your life
Is our most humble prayer.

Another child read:
MiMi....
When we thank God for our pastor
We must give Him thanks for two.
For when your husband came to us,
God also sent us you.
A pastor's wife must be many things.
You have many hats to wear,
And we say thanks for all you do
And lift you up in prayer.

Another child read:
With our hands we made this quilt,
We each made a special part,
To show you that you warm our heart
And the friendship that we share.

It was fun to watch the children eyes during the time when Dr. Gary and MiMi were opening the gift.

Well keep on stitchin, until next time,
Connie

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