Here’s the church, here’s the steeple, open the doors… and here’s all the quilts! Ok, not quite the verse most of us remember, but like the finger motions from this favorite childhood rhyme, quilting and religion often go hand in hand.
Stained glass may be pretty, but it’s permanent, whereas quilted church banners, changed out for various seasons or specific liturgical holidays, are a wonderful way to temporarily beautify a chapel or altar. Or think clothing – quilted stoles are often part of a clergyperson’s vestments, while a custom quilted purse is the perfect gift for a young girl’s Confirmation Day. And what baby doesn’t look angelic in a white christening gown with matching baptismal blanket? A custom quilted one from Whimzie Quiltz is sure to become a cherished family heirloom for generations.
Biblical-themes have long been a part of the quilting tradition. Using your favorite colors, a lovely and religiously meaningful lap quilt can easily be created featuring blocks like Cross and Crown, Jacob’s Ladder, Children of Israel or Solomon’s Star.