#20986: Amish/Mennonite Quilt Series: Women of the Bible
For this quilt project we will gather at the lovely and peaceful surroundings of Amigo Centre in the heart of Amish Country near Sturgis, Michigan. The large windows of our sewing room offer inspiring views of tranquil Perrin Lake with its swans and Sand Hill Cranes, of stately trees, song birds and small woodland creatures surrounding the camp. Early risers will enjoy beautiful sunrises, and hikers will have opportunities to investigate the surrounding nature trails.
Series 4 of the Road Scholar Women of the Bible Quilt project will focus on the women of the New Testament.
These women include:
· Elizabeth, Mary the mother of Jesus, and Anna -- women who were a part
of Jesus' infancy and early life.
· Women whose lives were healed and changed by Jesus, including the
Woman at the Well.
· Women like Mary and Martha, who helped support the ministry of Jesus.
· And women represented by Dorcas, Lydia and Priscilla, who carried on and
spread the Gospel after Jesus time on earth ended.
Each woman in this series has a traditional quilt block which represents her name and life. As we learn about the lives of these women, we will also learn the techniques for making these blocks to complete an 18-block wall hanging representing the women of the New Testament, or to add these blocks to those from series 1-3 to make the entire 53 block quilt of The Women of the Bible.
An outing to the quilt shops of nearby Shipshewana, Indiana, plus great meals from Amigo’s kitchen, large comfortable sleeping rooms, and the wonderful hospitality of Amigo Centre’s staff create of a relaxed atmosphere and encourages a delightful spirit of comradery for the group throughout the week.
Goshen, Indiana, is a quilt maker, designer, presenter and instructor whose quilts has been exhibited in galleries and shows around the country including AQS Paducah Quilt Show, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Sauder Village Quilt Festival and many local exhibits. Carol leads Amigo Centre’s annual Spiritual Quilt Retreat and offers private instruction for individuals, quilt retreats, and presentations for groups. She learned quilting making at an early age, sitting with her mother, grandmothers, aunts and cousins around the quilting frame at family quilting bees. She traces this craft back in her family for four generations with quilts from her great-grandmother, grandmother and mother. Carol has a passion for making faith-based quilts and loves the opportunity to challenge and encourage her students to create well-made, beautiful and meaningful quilts that tell a story about the quilter.