What is the vision for BibleQuilts.com?

My vision for this project is for children to go to bed with Bible quilts, and seeing the pictures they point to one and ask to hear the story read or told. I believe Bible quilts can become catalysts that will encourage family devotions and Bible reading at bedtime.

Through this blog I hope to stimulate an interest in creating Bible quilts among parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles of children everywhere. I would also like to build a support group with other quilters to further stimulate the concept of making Bible quilts.

See also my Bible storybook The Creation at http://honeycombadventures.com/books/

Janice D. Green
Author, illustrator, and publisher
Honeycomb Adventures Press, LLC

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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.


What is the vision for BibleQuilts.com? — 6 Comments

  1. I love your idea. I have thought about making cloth books with Bible verses for adults to read to babies. We know how much those little minds grasp. Shouldn’t they hear scripture: God’s holy word? Maybe a quilt would be easier for me to do. I’m having problems doing the lettering.

    God bless your work.

  2. Thanks, Alana.

    Try putting pictures in the book and embroider the references for them to look up. Then they can read it from the real Bible while the child looks at the pictures. Getting parents and children looking in the Bible is the vision.

  3. I had the same thought Alana did … making a QUILTED cloth book for babies / very young toddlers as a Biblequilt book. Bible verses added to the pages would be fantastic, but how would one go about doing that? Is there a place (store or online) where Bible fabrics can be purchased that have them on the fabric already?

    • We can produce the illustrations on fabric but it is a bit pricey. The fabric would be at least $18.00 per yard. I have no control over the price, we would only be using the services of an online company to produce them. If we produced this we could also include the verses.

      Of course, you can always print your own iron-on transfers with a computer printer and there are also ways to print directly on the fabric.

  4. My thought on a Bible quilt … Wouldn’t it be easier for little ones if there was a common ‘theme’ to them? You know, have the pictures of the blocks co-incide with one storyline, so to speak? Like, one with several pictures regarding the Garden of Eden and Adam and Eve eating the apple MAKING SURE IT IS UNDERSTOOD in one of the blocks that Adam WAS WITH Eve when she took the apple from the tree [as told in the Bible]. Our GKs came up with the question: How did Adam know for sure it was from that particular tree? We had to go to the Bible and find the specific verses that answered their questions BUT there are children’s Bibles out there [as the one we have] that do NOT point that out, so it is obvious to see how they’d be confused.

  5. I have several Bible quilt themes in mind and have shared them with my illustrators. We just finished the first Christmas which is a theme. I don’t have the funds to pay my illustrators up-front (they must wait for the coloring pages to sell), so they work on these illustrations when they don’t have better paying projects. Some of the themes we are considering are the Parables, Jesus’ miracles, Bible heroes, women in the Bible, children in the Bible, as well as some Bible stories like young King David, Joseph in Egypt, etc. They will all have the same proportions for the pictures so that eventually people can pick out the pictures and stories they want to include on their quilts.

    My goal is to write Bible storybooks to accompany the quilt themes, though again I have to wait until I sell enough books to have the resources to print the next book. I’m trying to get started with the Christmas applique pictures so we can print that book next.

    I’m also open to having more illustrators so we can supply more pictures faster.

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