Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
What makes a Jesus focused quilting group different from other national quilting groups?
We recognize that Jesus is the only path to God. Other groups are universal and say all paths lead to God.
God’s Word has more power than anything we can write or say. Our quilts have at least one bible verse on them, some having verses on both the front and back.
We identify ourselves as Christians. Each quilt has a Christian symbol, such as a cross or a fish. Other groups want to be politically correct and only identify the name of their church; we wish to praise Christ openly and joyfully.
We recognize the power of prayer. We pray at the opening and close of each meeting with hands held in a circle We pray for the quilt recipient as fabric is cut and sewn together. We say a prayer with each knot tied and sometimes add more prayers. We’ve even prayed for backing fabric and batting to use in our quilts, and have received them!
We write down some of the prayers and additional bible verses for the recipients to read in a greeting card given with their quilt.
We focus on “inreach” as well as outreach. We embrace having a multigenerational approach and stress Christian fellowship. Not all of our “quilters” sew, but all contribute to the ministry in a multitude of substantial ways. We are there to lift each other up, and provide Christian fellowship and love to each other.
We keep a “God Journal” of all of our “God moments”, in pictures, fabric pieces, and words. There is no such thing as coincidence, just God being in control.
We are here to spread God’s Word and Jesus’ love. We tell the recipients that God loves them, and that special prayers were said for them in the making of their quilt. Recipients do not have to belong to our Church or be Christians, but they do not have to accept our gift if it makes them uncomfortable. This may result in them seeking Jesus
Some of our quilters are not church members, and may not be attending any church. This is a safe and fun way of discovering who Jesus is and what Christians are like. Some have started going to church and bringing their families, and some have been saved.
Just as the apostles became fishers of men, we can become quilters of women. Consider each woman that the Holy Spirit guides your way, as a new piece of fabric to sew into a quilt for Jesus.
. . . and He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. Acts 17:26 -27