Creation Story Quilts at St. James, Marietta

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Last summer we began planning the first unit of study - Creation- for the upcoming year in children’s Christian Education at St. James, Marietta. An idea began to form after a discussion with St. James parishioners Cari Edwards and Alice Heilker, both experienced quilters. The children, with the ladies’ help, would design and make a series of quilted wall hangings, one for each day of creation.  

Last fall, as the children were immersed in Bible study of creation, they were also busy pondering, planning, and implementing our project.  Everyone had a voice in the design, in what living things would be included, and in preparing the pieces.  Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Heilker, along with quilters at nearby Red Hen Fabrics, spent the winter appliqueing, quilting and hemming the wall hangings.  The children’s names and the applicable Bible verses were added to each panel, and the wall hangings were finished!

On Sunday, April 8th, the lovely completed hangings were presented to our parish family by our proud children, blessed by Father Roger and Fr. Daron, and will soon take a place of honor in our Christian Education wing.