Let me share with you something I did in our class one morning. We were studying the story of the Rich, Young Ruler in Matthew, chapter 19, verse 16-26.A friend told me that the book "The Quiltmaker's Gift" is essentially that same story. From the inside cover: "This charming fable for our times celebrates the joy of giving. A generous quiltmaker, with magic in her fingers, sews the most beautiful quilts in the world, then gives them away. A greedy king, his storehouse stuffed with treasures, yearns for something that will make him happy...Will the quiltmaker sew a quilt for the king? Will the king ever learn to share?"
So one morning, after first reading the story of The Rich, Young Ruler from the Bible, I sat my sixteen freshmen on the floor around me and told them I was going to read them another story. They looked at me like I was crazy. One young man said, "What's this? Preschool?" I said, "No, but just sit and listen."
So, they did. It was one of the best lessons we've had! The students sat quietly and listened to the story. They understood it and it was a great parallel to the story in the Bible.
Have you ever read "The Quiltmaker's Gift?" If not, go read it today! Have you ever read the story of The Rich, Young Ruler from the Bible? If not, go read that one today too! They are both a "good read."
And speaking of another good read...
I received my copy of Anna Maria Horner's new book "Seams To Me." Beautiful photography, beautiful projects. Great instructions and patterns. Check it out!I ordered my copy from her website and she signed it! Yippee! I remember when I had the opportunity to machine quilt a quilt for her. Read about it here: Anna Maria's Quilt.
Made from Moda charm packs:
Check out the back. It was fun to quilt!