Beautiful Threads: Pieces of Encouragement for Quilters

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. . . and enjoy the heartwarming stories, historical facts, and spiritual insights Mary Tatem's pieced together in Beautiful Threads, a look at America's 12 favorite quilt patterns. Nearly 50 stories feature people of the past and present who bring heart to the world-all through the art of quilting. See how they used their hands to move through troubles toward faith in God and each other; and find ideas in the reflections following every story on how to live more vibrantly and...

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Overview

Wrap up in your favorite quilt . . .

. . . and enjoy the heartwarming stories, historical facts, and spiritual insights Mary Tatem's pieced together in Beautiful Threads, a look at America's 12 favorite quilt patterns. Nearly 50 stories feature people of the past and present who bring heart to the world-all through the art of quilting. See how they used their hands to move through troubles toward faith in God and each other; and find ideas in the reflections following every story on how to live more vibrantly and in harmony with whatever your circumstance.

Whether you're a quilter, or just know one, this book will show you how to see the episodes of your life as parts of a grand design. You'll be surprised by how God connects the mismatched pieces of experiences and dreams to make something extraordinary in every individual life story and legacy.

Now prepare to snuggle beneath these covers, and emerge refreshed, renewed, and reawakened to the beauty of life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800759322
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Tatemis an author, Bible school teacher, Girl Scout leader, PTA leader, mom of four, and grandmother of fifteen. She speaks to women's groups and at churches on marriage, family relationships, and the grace of God. Her first book on quilting has sold more than 90,000 copies since October 2000. She lives in Newport News, Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Between the Stitches 11
Grandmother's Flower Garden 13
Nimble Fingers 15
Frayed Edges 18
A Quilted Reminder 23
Buttoned into Our Memory 27
Dresden Plate 31
Floral Fabric and Chicken Feed 33
Stitching a Way Out 36
Quilt-Square Memorial 39
A Stitch in Time ... 42
Sunbonnet Sue 47
Spotted Bonnets 49
Same Stitches, Different Views 52
Work's Reward 56
A Gratitude Quilt 59
Lone Star 63
Homemade Values 65
Thread for a Lifeline 68
Worn but Not Worn Out 71
Sharp Eyes 74
Ohio Star 77
Greasy Stitches 79
A Symbol of Hope 82
The Tie That Binds 86
Quilt Comfort 89
Grandmother's Fan 93
A Gift That Will Last 95
Warmth to Cover Icy Fear 98
Learning, Stitch by Stitch 102
Indigo Days 106
Log Cabin 109
Cold Wind, Warm Quilt 111
Under-the-Table Cloth 114
The Lost Needle 117
Stitches That Soothe 120
Cleansing Fabric, Mending Hearts 123
Rail Fence 127
Quilt Day at Grandma's 129
Scraps of Courage 132
Don't-Cry Quilt 136
Speedy Sewing Is Sloppy Sewing 139
Threading Hope into Despair 142
Flying Geese 147
Measure Up 149
Creating Quilts, Finding Friends 152
Cold Nights and Corn Husks 155
Bumpy Bedding 158
Double Wedding Ring 163
High Value, Low Price 165
Red Thread for a Blue Day 170
Things That Prick: Needles--and Words 173
Few Minutes, Many Stitches 177
Baltimore Album 181
The Gift of Stitches 183
Tatters Made Whole 188
A Cry for Help and a Pierced Quilt 193
A Tiny Baby and a Big Prayer 197
Grandmother's Flower Basket 201
Messy Stitches, Real Friends 203
The Ugliest Fabric Contest 207
A Prayer with Every Stitch 211
A New Pattern for Life 215
Acknowledgments 221
About the Author 222
About the Illustrator 224
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