Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Titus 2 in action - Quilting Circle

Today I got to to be a part of a women's quilting circle. It was so much fun! It felt as If I had stepped back in time to a social event of years past. It provided a simple joy that women my age crave.  I have very little experience quilting, but thought this sounded like fun. My mentor helped me quilt my only quilt on her machine years ago. She did most of the threading and making bobbins. I just pushed the sewing machine peddle and tried to keep a straight zig zag line. I was eager to learn from these women, knowing they were experienced quilters and willing to teach me. 

This was my first attempt at hand quilting. It made me appreciate the hard work that my great grandmother put into the beautiful quilts she made for my family years ago. One of those quilts still keeps us warm on cold nights. I thought of how many women over years past had gathered to make blankets to cover their families; The amount of time and love that went into those pieces of fabric that turned into art. Quilting circles provided times of fellowship where joy and reflection on what God was doing in their family lives' could be discussed.

 It was a blessing to be with these women, to laugh and share our lives. I learn new skills from these clever ladies. Each had their own style and ideas, but when you looked at the quilt it all blended together into one beautiful piece.There was so much wisdom in this room. So much love and lifetimes of experience from these mothers, grandmothers and ever a few great grandmothers. It was Titus 2 in action.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. Titus 2:3-5

This was my first square :)

1 comment:

Steven and Candi Manning said...

I so want to do this with you guys sometimes. It looks like so much fun and I've always wanted to learn to quilt. It's a skill quickly dying out amongst the younger generations and I want to keep it alive! And by the way, thanks for your encouragement!