Quilt of Faith: Stories of Comfort from the Patchwork Life

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Quilters understand with every stitch how God can make even scraps wonderfully new and striking with a little time, imagination, and love. In these touching books, Mary Tatem pieces together spiritual insights and stories of quilters into devotionals that feature some of the most beloved and recognizable quilt patterns in America. Readers will discover the historical background of each pattern and be enchanted by the spiritual reflections on joy, faith, creativity, gratitude, patience, hope, and more. ...
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Quilt of Faith: Stories of Comfort from the Patchwork Life

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Overview

Quilters understand with every stitch how God can make even scraps wonderfully new and striking with a little time, imagination, and love. In these touching books, Mary Tatem pieces together spiritual insights and stories of quilters into devotionals that feature some of the most beloved and recognizable quilt patterns in America. Readers will discover the historical background of each pattern and be enchanted by the spiritual reflections on joy, faith, creativity, gratitude, patience, hope, and more. Encouragement, inspiration, and celebration--as well as some great stories--await readers as they discover that, in God's design, even the smallest scraps or most frayed fragments can be fashioned into something new, complete, comfort-giving, and beautiful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800734435
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 383,750
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Tatem is the author of The Quilt of Life. A Bible school teacher, Girl Scout leader, PTA leader, mom of four, and grandmother of fifteen, she speaks to women's groups and churches on marriage, family relationships, and the grace of God. 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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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    Great book!

    Quick, easy read and very inspiring. I read a little at a time and love it.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    Strongly recommeded for inspiration at the craft

    inspired me for ideas of the patterns i know
    and showed great new patterns to try giving them meaning.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Great Read

    I used this as a devotional. Loved it and already beginning the next one.

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