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A Busy Week-end

Today is the final time together with a class that Mr C and I have been taking for the last 3 years. We did our first year of the class when we lived in North Carolina. It is an Episcopal program called Education for Ministry (EFM). It is an intensive theology/church history program.

We are each bringing something personal for the other members of the class. I decided to make these book marks. And, of course, I waited until yesterday to get them done!! Here is how I made them.

I wanted to create a soothing landscape for the theme. I took a piece of batting and fused fabrics down to create a beach scene with a setting sun. Then I quilted the whole piece.

I then cut each bookmark and zigzagged the edges. I printed a riff on a line from Psalme 46 — Be still and know that I am God — on to organza. These were fused into the sand. I could have made the printing larger, but I still like the sentiment.

I also have to do a synopsis of year 3 for the class so I have been working on that. This morning, I am having a vertigo attack from clogged sinuses so I stayed home from church so that I can be healthy for this afternoon.

I am so looking forward to getting back to the big piece that is waiting for me down in the studio. Once I cut into my fabric, I was really having fun.

I hope you are all having a great week-end. Check in tomorrow for the Blue/White and a bit of Black challenge for Twelve X Twelve.

6 Responses to “A Busy Week-end”

  1. Judy says:



  2. The bookmarks are lovely. How did you do the printing after they were all in a row?

  3. Kristin L says:

    The bookmarks are a lovely gift. Congratulations on sticking with the program — that’s quite a commitment, but undoubtedly an enriching one.

  4. Diane Wright says:

    I so admire your industry and dedication (and how clever you were to create the bookmarks in mass). Take care of the vertigo…it can be pretty tricky.

  5. Congratulations, Gerrie! I have a friend who is in year two of EFM. It’s a ton of work.