Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

The Adoration of the Magi is the name traditionally given to the Christian subject in the Nativity of Jesus in which the three Magi, represented as kings, having found Jesus by following a star, lay before him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. For Christmas Eve we wanted to share a book with quilts that bring back the story of the Nativity.
How far is it to Bethlehem? by Rachel W.N. Brown, from the book Adoration Quilts - Appliqué Nativity Projects, published by Martingale and Company.

For her book, Rachel W.N. Brown created projects based on the Nativity, along with stories, scriptural background and meditations that remind us of the true meaning of the holiday. One reviewer on said: "Ms. Brown takes you on a Biblical and personal journey with each quilt block...After reading the role each block plays in telling the story of Jesus' birth, I felt better prepared to tell the story, creating my own nativity quilt."

Image credits and links: Images are shown with the generous permission of Kay Shirey at Rachel's Quilt Patch. Rachel W.N. Brown started the quilt shop in 1997 in the beautifully restored freight station in historic Staunton, Virginia.  Rachel's daughter, Kay, also works at Rachel's Quilt Patch.

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