Embroidered Bible Quilts – Part 2


Debbie Cornett sent photos of her Bible quilt with pictures her mother (Ilene) hand embroidered and Debbie and Yvonne (mother-in-law) hand quilted. Ilene also helped with the quilting.

Debbie looked long and hard to find just the right fabric to complement the colors of embroidery thread her mother used to create the Bible story pictures. She then began working on a layout for a queen-size quilt. But as Debbie worked on the quilt, her widowed mother moved twice, and with the downsizing she only needed a twin bed quilt. So she had to re-design the layout for a smaller sized quilt.

This quilt was definitely a family project. The quilt and quilters have covered many miles as Debbie lives in Texas, her mother Ilene did the embroidery in her Tennessee home, and her mother-in-law Yvonne did the final quilting from her home in Kentucky, Her sister-in-law Anita Cornett was kind enough to take the photos of the individual blocks after completion.

These embroidery patterns are available as “Aunt Martha’s Hot Iron Transfers.” There is an Old Testament set and a New Testament set available and they can be purchased online from JoAnn Fabrics website.


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Janice D. Green retired as an elementary librarian to write books. She is author, illustrator, and publisher of The Creation, a Bible storybook for children. The colorful illustrations are hand appliqued fabric pictures that have been put together to make a Bible quilt. Her passion is to write about the Bible in a way that encourages people to want to read it for themselves. Through this Bible Quilts blog she hopes to encourage others to make Bible quilts for the children in their lives. www.honeycombadventures.com www.biblequilts.com.


Embroidered Bible Quilts – Part 2 — 8 Comments

  1. Just lovely! I still have embroidered pillowcases that my grandmother made for me many years ago. Making Bible quilts for a child is a beautiful thing. You never know how many generations will be blessed, and how often the pictures will prompt the sharing of God’s word.

    • Thank you for sharing Kathy. I do hope the idea of making Bible quilts for children will catch on. And I love your pillowcase idea. That might be less intimidating for people than making quilts. Thanks you for giving me the idea.

  2. I have both the old and new testament quilt pieces that my mom had. When she passed I wanted to try to finish it but I don’t have the color chart. Do you happen to have it or tell me where I can find it. I would be so appreciative if you would pass it on. I want to try to finish this in memory of my mom.
    Nancy Hawkins

  3. I have the same set of transfers as in the picture above, but they don’t prescribe the colors. I would try to match basic colors such as skin tones, grass, etc., with the pieces your mother completed and choose colors to suit yourself for the clothing, etc. You might consider colors used in Bible storybooks.

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