Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative - $1000 Promise

I have been actively participating in the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative for some time now. I have donated several 9" x 12" pieces called Priority Quilts for auction. I have also puchased books and DVDs, bid and won several Priority Quilts, and given lectures on Healing Quilts.  I decided it was time to make the $1000 promise and donate more Priority Quilts to be auctioned and sold. You can view my progress and read my dedication on my individual promise web page on the AAQI website. This week I sent 3 new pieces. They should arrive in Ami Simms hands sometime today. I hope she is pleased. On Monday at one of my quilt groups, I offered to do a workshop in the Fall to make Priority Quilts. I am excited about getting more of my buddies involved.
Asian Morning

Tiger Lily

Autumn Ginkgo

Friday, June 4, 2010

Gift for My Pastor - Be Still

I made this piece in 2006. Psalm 46:10 is one of my favorite verses. "Be Still and know that I am God". I left off the word "God" because during this time I was also studying Moses's encounter with God at the burning bush and is given God's name as "I Am". Then Jesus uses the phrase frequently: I am... the way, the truth and the life, the alpha and omega, the bread of life, the living water, etc. So when I made this piece I wanted my focus to be on knowing the great "I Am". The all encompassing God who has come down in human form.

My pastor was visiting my house recently and saw this piece and commented on how much he liked it. It reminded him of a ceiling in a place he had traveled that had inspired him. So I gave it to him.

It's always nice as an artist to have people appreciate your work and to see your work hanging in places you visit. I have enough pieces hanging in my own house. It was time for a new home for "Be Still".