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Anyone know of a cute pattern for a religious baby quilt? Maybe
something that has different squares of symbols or pictures in the
Christian faith? I'd love to make one as a gift, but I'm not that
artistic to create it myself.
Thanks!


Re: religious baby quilt
 Hi Sheryl,
  I carry a large number of Bible blocks on my web site maybe some of
them  would be helpful.
julia. (site addy in signature file).


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Re: religious baby quilt
I can't direct you to a quilt pattern, but I do want to ask about this.  I'm not
terribly religious myself, but I do try hard to be respectful of others' beliefs
and traditions.  I've sometimes thought about putting religious symbols on
quilts and then wondered if I wouldn't be stepping on some major toes by putting
a symbol on a quilt that I fully expected and hoped would be dragged around and
peed on.  How do you (and everyone else) feel about that?  If you got a quilt
with Christian symbols on it, would you give it to the baby so the baby could do
to it what babies do, or would you hang it on the wall to keep it safe?

--Lia


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Re: religious baby quilt
I know that the new baby and family that I am making the quilt for like
to bring their Christianity into all aspects of their life. They
specifically do not want cartoon character or bunny rabbits, etc. They
love the idea that I might be able to come up with a quilt that would
bring the message of God's love in a blanket to wrap around their baby.
I would like to show these messages in pictures that the child will
learn about as he/she grows up -- i.e. the story of Noah's ark, etc.


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Re: religious baby quilt
I have seen Noah's ark type fabrics--dont remember If I saw them at Walmart
or on the web though

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Re: religious baby quilt
I think there are a lot of everyday things that can be used to teach a
religious story or concept. For example, rainbows can be used as a
reminder of the great flood, the Noah story, and God's promises; a quilt
in the Storm at Sea pattern with a rainbow border or backing could be a
good reminder of the flood story. (Ooh, I like that idea; I'll have to
hang on to that one and try it myself sometime!) Animals and other
nature things can be used to tell the story of how God created the
world. The Tree of Life pattern can also have a religious undertone.
Butterflies are sometimes used as a symbol of the resurrection because a
cocoon seems lifeless and then breaks open into a beautiful butterfly.

These are all a bit more subtle than, for example, an applique quilt of
Noah's Ark like I made 30 years ago for my daughter's crib. The pattern
was in a magazine (either Family Circle or Woman's Day) and I threw it
away 10 years ago or so, thinking I'd never use it again. Now I wish I
had it :(

If you make something that isn't obviously self-explanatory, you should
probably include a note describing what the quilt means to you.

Julia in MN

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Re: religious baby quilt
I have a picture of a beautiful Noah's Arc baby quilt.  I can't remember
where I downloaded it from unfortunately.

Sheryl, it seems your email address is not on here. If you want me to send
you the picture please drop me a line on emilia at easy dot com

The intereting thing is I had not really thought about it as a religious
quilt but in fact it is Noah's Arc.....

Emilia


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Re: religious baby quilt
There are two series of Bible Blocks on my website [link below my
signature]: many people have made baby quilts from these patterns--either
samplers or individual patterns that point to a specific Bible Story. If you
include the block names and scripture references, you're also giving the new
mom and dad a chance to use the quilt as a starting point for telling
favourite Bible stories and memorizing verses as their toddler becomes able
to understand.

If I may be permitted a small advertisement--I also have a book of beginner
Bible Blocks called "The Word in Patchwork" coming out in 4-6 weeks. One of
my test-quilters made a gorgeous 12-block sampler in 12" size that would
make a wonderful Baby quilt.


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Kim Graham
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
http://members.shaw.ca/kigraham

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Re: religious baby quilt
YAY!! On the new book. Wouldn't that make a PERFECT baby quilt for a lil
baby named Faith?
Thanks for telling us
Hugs
Butterfly (don't stay away so long now )

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Re: religious baby quilt
Know one what? Baby named Faith?
  Yuppers, sure do--we haven't met yet.......
And her middle name is the SAME as mine and her mommy's---
No, haven't started a quilt for her as of yet......

Butterfly (Proud Great Aunt------eeewwwwwwwww that makes me sound
Ancient ; )

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Re: religious baby quilt
Hullo Kim
It's always good to see you.
I'm so pleased to hear about your book.  How exciting for you!
Well done.  Hope all goes well, with you and IT.
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Re: religious baby quilt
Glad to see you, Kim.  You don't drop by nearly often enough any more.
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Ruth in Happy Camp
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Re: religious baby quilt
 The majority of my quilts are made to be used aggressively for the most
part.  I will usually put some symbol on the quilt, especially for
babies I know will be using this quilt as part of a christening or other
religious ceremony.  I have any number of friends that espouse other
faith values and the symbol reflects their faith.
juliasb

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Re: religious baby quilt
How about a Noah's ark quilt?  Great later on as a "I SPY" quilt for
learning animals.

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Re: religious baby quilt
You could take a look at this site for ideas:
http://www.att.net/~wegast/smbols/symbols.htm

If you see anything that interest you, then you could search for
traditional quilt blocks which have the symbols in their name and make a
sampler quilt for the baby.  You could also journal the symbols and
their meanings with the quilt blocks.

Jennifer in Ottawa

http://interactive.rogers.com/jennell/Quiltedprojects
http://interactive.rogers.com/jennell/photoalbum


Re: religious baby quilt
 Sorry, that should be:  http://www.att.net/~wegast/symbols/symbols.htm
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From: snipped-for-privacy@interactive.rogers.com (Jennifer=A0Hepworth)
You could take a look at this site for ideas:
http://www.att.net/~wegast/smbols/symbols.htm
If you see anything that interest you, then you could search for
traditional quilt blocks which have the symbols in their name and make a
sampler quilt for the baby. You could also journal the symbols and their
meanings with the quilt blocks.
Jennifer in Ottawa
http://interactive.rogers.com/jennell/Quiltedprojects
http://interactive.rogers.com/jennell/photoalbum


Re: religious baby quilt
 Diana, I was ten months old when I became an Auntie for the first time
and 2yrs old for the second time.  I am now a great-Aunt 16 times and I
have no idea of how many great-great's are in existence.
Now that, can make one feel ancient!
Jennifer in Ottawa
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Group: rec.crafts.textiles.quilting Date: Fri, Jul 25, 2003, 2:17pm
(EDT-3) From: mdcurtis@baldwin-garbage-telecom.net (Diana=A0Curtis)
Then think how my DD *age2* must feel being called Aunty already! :-)
Diana... grandma??? at my age?? lol
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"Butterfly" wrote ...
Know one what? Baby named Faith?
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Re: religious baby quilt
I can imagine!
Especially if you have to babysit all of them at once! :-)
We did things the more expected way. Im a granny but doubt Ill be a great
aunt anytime soon.
Congrats on having such a nice large family!
Diana

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Diana, I was ten months old when I became an Auntie for the first time
and 2yrs old for the second time.  I am now a great-Aunt 16 times and I
have no idea of how many great-great's are in existence.
Now that, can make one feel ancient!
Jennifer in Ottawa
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Group: rec.crafts.textiles.quilting Date: Fri, Jul 25, 2003, 2:17pm
(EDT-3) From: mdcurtis@baldwin-garbage-telecom.net (Diana Curtis)
Then think how my DD *age2* must feel being called Aunty already! :-)
Diana... grandma??? at my age?? lol
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"Butterfly" wrote ...
Know one what? Baby named Faith?
Yuppers, sure do--we haven't met yet....... And her middle
name is the SAME as mine and her mommy's--- No, haven't started a quilt
for her as of yet......
Butterfly (Proud Great Aunt------eeewwwwwwwww that makes me sound
Ancient ; )




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