St. Andrews Day, Advent Quilt Dedication

NOTE: Two years ago on the first Sunday in Advent, this banner made its first appearance. It is the first banner I made for my church family. I’m more in love with them today than I was then. Thanks be to God for all of them … and thanks be, most especially, for John and Bobbi Ross and their Ministry of the Shortbread Cookies.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9

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Bobbi and John Ross, beautifully garbed for St. Andrew's Day.

“Out of the Darkness. . .”

by Kimberly Mason, Advent 2008, 29” x 54”, Hand Pieced & Embroidered, Machine Quilted.

Dedicated to John and Bobbi Ross in appreciation for their dedication to this church and to it’s people. Thank you, Bobbi, for your voice, your fellowship, for your service in Holy Communion. Thank you John for the sharing of your art, your good humor and your kindnesses. And thank you both for your annual St. Andrews Ministry of the Shortbread Cookies.

Dedicated also to the People of St. Timothy’s, who welcomed me into their fold during Advent of 2007. Advent is a time of reflection, anticipation, of fellowship and joy. . .though from my viewpoint, we have Advent year round at this church. You are beautiful people, I am very thankful for you.

This is a “one-patch” quilt, all of the pieces are cut using the same four-sided template. There are 72 different fabrics: 9 blue, 9 green, 52 purples, plus one golden yellow to represent the chalice and another to represent the bread.

The many different fabrics in this quilt represent you, my St. Timothy’s family. Each fabric was chosen with care and pieced together with love and sometimes accompanied with the joy of laughter. If you looked at my collection of fabrics, you might say, “Hmmm, that one doesn’t look like it belongs.” Or, “That one is much too bold. . .” or dark, or bright, or dull. But together they shine and bring light and peace into the world. Together, in Communion and in community, they are a wonderful testament to God’s Love and Light. Together, they keep me “Out of the Darkness” and bring me into the Light.

Thanks be to God.

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~ by Kimberly Mason on November 29, 2010.

2 Responses to “St. Andrews Day, Advent Quilt Dedication”

  1. What a lovely tribute to your church family. You are all blessed. Love the new picture atop your blog. Love you!

    • And I love YOU!

      The blog header is a picture I captured just steps from my front door. I must be the most fortunate being in all creation! Of course, it doesn’t always look that way, but which of us is always at our best at all times? We have to take a little time of from our gorgeousness to let others shine a bit too, don’t we? 😛

      My church family rocks, plain and simple, they just ROCK!

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