New Testament Quilt designed by Rosemary Youngs and stitched by Barb David
Rosemary Youngs has championed the Bible quilts in my search to this point. She has designed two awesome Bible quilts, one for the Old Testament and one for the New Testament. She created these quilt block patterns about 10 years ago.
Each block is appliqued using fabric pieces to create the unique Bible story pictures.
She taught quilting classes in the town where she lives using her hand applique patterns. Sunday school teachers were eager to take her classes to make the Bible quilts to teach children.
Rosemary says, “It was really fun to design the blocks and to use special charms or buttons to make them three dimensional.”
Rosemary’s quilt patterns are available on her website, Rosemary Youngs’ Quilt Books, CDs and Patterns.
Old Testament Bible Quilt by Rosemary Youngs
Adam & Eve
Moses and the Plague of Frogs
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Fiery Furnace
New Testament Quilt by Rosemary Youngs
Harriet Powers’ Bible Quilt was made in about 1886 by a black woman. It gained some acclaim in her time, and now hangs in the Smithsonian Institution. Read more about this amazing woman and her quilt here.
Debra Gabel designed and created this appliqued Old Testament Bible quilt, In The Beginning, in 2005. Debra has an online pattern website called ZebraPatterns.com. This quilt pattern is available as individual “block-of-the-month” pieces or as a whole quilt. She plans to offer a New Testament quilt in the near future. Click on the quilt picture to go to order this quilt pattern on her website.
The names of the blocks in this quilt are:
- Noah’s Ark
- Tower of Babel
- Abraham’s Sacrifice
- Moses in the Nile
- Joseph’s Coat
- Burning Bush
- Ten Commandments
- Solomon’s Temple
- Jonah and the Whale