Quilt of Joy: Stories of Hope 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 Joy: Stories of Hope 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: 9780800733643
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 188,240
  • 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 11

Pickle Dish 13

Sleeping Stitches 14

Quilted Protection 18

Ruined Quilt 22

Prisoner Stitches 25

Pine tree 29

Math Quilts 30

Don't Stitch Importance 34

Surprise 38

Feel the Quilt 42

Bear Claw 45

Mystery Quilt 46

Souvenir Fabric 50

Quilt of Valor 54

The Burning Bush 58

Crazy Quilt 63

Can't Quilt 64

Lost 68

Champ Escapades 72

Embellish 76

School House 79

Quilted Comfort 80

Fabric Bartering 84

Pockets 88

Quilt Me a Hug 92

Drunkard's Path 97

Blown Around 98

Learning and Stitching 102

Hide the Quilts 106

Comparing Quilts 110

Tumbling Blocks 115

Fabric Stealth 116

Stitching the Hard Way 120

Cut It Right 124

Straight Stitching 128

Le Moyne Star 133

Matching 134

Sew Lonely 138

Durable Patterns 142

Fabric Choosey 145

Love Apple 149

Mismatched 150

Good-bye Matching 154

Stolen Kits 158

Copying Patterns 162

Mariner's Compass 167

Quilts for Soldiers 168

Lost and Found Squares 172

The Last Stitch 176

Rescued Quilt 180

Rose of Sharon 185

Protected Stitches 186

Winning Stitches 189

Honoring Stitches 193

Trading Hoes for Spindles 197

Wandering Foot 201

Sacrificed Stitches 202

Restore 206

The Sewing Machine Puzzle 210

Wandering Dog's Feet 214

Acknowledgments 219

About the Author 220

About the Illustrator 222

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Great read!

    I lovehow easy and quick the stories are to read. It's a great gift for friends, teachers, and co-workers! Very nice! I love all her books. Check them out!

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