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Amish Quilts: An Address Book
     

Amish Quilts: An Address Book

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Loss Forgiveness and Restoration.The Face of Christ illustration and the accompanying story that has changed lives all around the globe.First it is a truelife story of an advertising executive an artist and a pastor Joe Castillo and the way God changed him. It also tells of the many lives touched by this simple illustration.Done before a live audience the very

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Loss Forgiveness and Restoration.The Face of Christ illustration and the accompanying story that has changed lives all around the globe.First it is a truelife story of an advertising executive an artist and a pastor Joe Castillo and the way God changed him. It also tells of the many lives touched by this simple illustration.Done before a live audience the very first time it had a powerful impact on those who watched. This motivated the artist to reproduce it in pen ink prints. As an artist Joes struggle to make a living was suddenly compounded by having his wife diagnosed with cancer. They had no insurance to cover the mounting debt but at an opportune time a friend offered to reproduce the artwork on marble plaques and pay royalties. The sales of the plaques were amazing surely this was the answer to all their financial problems But the story seems to grind to a halt. The friend refuses to pay royalties on the artwork that is selling world wide and Joe loses his wife to cancer. It becomes a daily struggle to forgive the man who was profiting from his artwork and overcome the bitterness at the loss of his wife. The plaques seem to show up everywhere compounding his anger and resentment. For Joe it became a bitter symbol of everything that had gone wrong.If you have ever struggled with forgiveness. If some events in your life just dont make sense God can use this artwork and the story that goes with it to help you put the pieces together.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561482528
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.40(d)

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A Word About Amish Folk Art

Often seen as an austere group, the Amish have been creators of startlingly beautiful quilts, furniture, bookplates, dolls, and other small handcrafts.

It is the bold and dramatic use of color that makes Amish quilts so memorable. Unencumbered by the convention of "proper" color combinations, Amish women pieced pinks and reds, purples and greens, and reds and blues side by side. The results were striking, especially when done in patterns that had strength because of their simplicity.

The quilting, lavish by contrast to the relatively plain piecing design, is testimony to the love and care that usually surrounded the creation of a quilt. Much Amish folk art was made for family members and, consequently, was an expression of appreciation and affection.

One can also read the values of this religious community in other traditional handcrafts that remain. Samplers and bookplates speak of these people's respect for extended family and history. In their dolls, stuffed animals, knitted gloves, and socks is delight for children. The furniture, clean and sturdy in its lines and craftsmanship, has warm accents in its details.

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