This is how far behind I am. We did manage to get ten banners completed in time for Christmas. We hung and dedicated them the first Sunday following the celebration of Christ’s birth. That would be January 29th! They have been hanging in the sanctuary up until last Sunday when they were replaced with the Lent banners. I know it was a week past the beginning of Lent but we celebrated Holy Communion on March 9th, white and gold being appropriate in that case.
They were all a variation of log cabin blocks done in yellow and set in white.
Eight of them were 36″ x 48″ and two were 48″x 60″. Each quilter could place the star and quilt their banner as they pleased. When it came time to switch them out I finally got out the camera to take and post the pictures as I promised I would.
Of course for at least one of my banners I had to do something entirely different. I wanted a project with more of a modern feel. I absolutely love it. There are a few people in the congregation that aren’t as impressed with it as I am. After all, breaking with tradition is a difficult thing to do in the church. ;) Resistance to change seems to be a defining characteristic of Christians. There are lots of jokes about it.
How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb? — We don’t change!
Although, my favourite is, because I am — How many Calvinists does it take to change a lightbulb? — None, the lights will go on and off at predestined times.
And my second favourite, because I am — How many Presbyterians does it take to change a lightbulb? — Well, it requires a least five committees to study and review the need and procedure behind changing the lightbulb, each committee represented by at least half a dozen people, so — 30?
I wonder when the Christ returns and there is a new heaven and a new earth if any one will want to be part of it because they have never ‘done’ it that way before …
The ‘modern’ banner is still my favourite.
Isaiah 43:19 I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.