On Easter, many of us take the time to reflect on the promise of hope and new life in the Easter story. Here is a luminous stained glass quilt with a beautiful message of Faith, Hope and Love.
Rays of Hope - Stained Glass version by Carolyn Morris
This quilt was exhibited at the 2013 Arizona Quilters' Guild show. Carolyn Morris says: "Using gradation batiks, each section was cut
individually, ironed in place, and quilted with irregular satin stitches. The trapunto cross was machine embroidered and then appliqued
to the front." The full quilt is shown below.
Carolyn says: "My life is dedicated to serving others. For many years that involved my three children and their training. Now that they have children of their own, I use the talents that I have to enrich the lives of others. Many of the quilts I make are small 15" squares with embroidery messages
or scriptures on them. I give many away to those in need of prayers."
The "Rays of Hope" design came to Carolyn Morris on Easter, 2011, in response to her own prayer. You can find the pattern at Rays of Hope Quilts at etsy and see Carolyn explain the full story on YouTube.
Image credits: The photo was taken by Quilt Inspiration.