Last year I spent months designing and hand sewing this quilt for the LDS International Art Competition. (I know, I’m crazy right?! It was all by hand)The contest is held each year and always has a religious theme, this year the theme was ‘Make Known His Mighty Works”. I chose to represent the Biblical story of Easter. The write up I sent with my entry explains some of the details-
He Lives: Christ’s Final Week
It is no easy task to visually represent Christ’s wonderful works in the week of His Atonement. I prayerfully sought a way to, among the commercialism of Easter, catch the interest of my family and teach them of the events leading to Christ’s ultimate sacrifice. This quilt, sewn completely by hand, visually represents the eight days surrounding the center event-or center of the quilt- The empty tomb.
•Palms: Palm Sunday
•Cursed Fig Tree: Monday
•The Ten Virgins, The Great Commandment, Widow’s Mite, Marriage of the King’s Son: Tuesday & Wednesday
•Olive Branches of Gethsemane: Thursday
•Crown of Thorns: Friday
•The Empty Tomb: The Glorious Sunday Morning
I submitted my entry in October and have been (not so) patiently waiting to hear if I got in. This morning I got this-
I am so excited to see my very own piece in a real museum! It will be there all summer. How exciting!