Here is the first block for our block of the month program we are starting at our church quilting group. Our group is called Sisters in Stitches. It is a group of LDS women who meet once a month to share our love of quilting and to teach new sisters how to quilt. We decided recently that there are other quilts about Women of the Bible and such, but we wanted one that represented the LDS faith. This one is going to be all about our testimonies as LDS women.
For those of you who don't know what LDS means, it stands for Latter-Day Saint which is how we refer to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as Mormons.
This block is called the Cornerstone. I chose this one because the Book of Mormon is the cornerstone of our religion. President Ezra Taft Benson said " The Book of Mormon is the Keystone in our witness of Jesus Christ, who is Himself the cornerstone of everything we do. It bears witness of His reality with power of clarity." In the introduction of the Book of Mormon, it says, “Concerning this record the Prophet Joseph Smith said: “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” I chose the colors I did because of the YW colors. In the YW colors, green is the color for knowledge. We receive much of our knowledge of the gospel from the Book of Mormon. The gold color stands for virtue. As a virtuous women, I will be able to return to live with my Father in Heaven. I plan on using YW colors for all of my quilt blocks. For me, this is going to represent more a Women of Faith quilt than just a Book of Mormon quilt. This past year, I have really struggled with my relationship with my Heavenly Father and my faith has been tested. This quilt is going to represent that test of faith that I have had. It is going to be very personal for me. I hope other people can find their own personal journey through their own quilt.
I plan on putting the instructions for this block on the web site some time soon. I have it in word format and I'm not sure what the best way to put it on here would be, especially since I have some pictures included that are jpg format. I'll think about that and get those instructions up soon. I'm sure there are other members of the church who would love to make a Book of Mormon quilt. I hope to have the instructions up by the end of the week. Bug me if I don't get them up, if there is still anyone reading this blog.