St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Our Quilt

 
"THE SPIRIT OF ANDREW"
150th Anniversary Quilt
 
 
 
St. Andrew is known as the first disciple.  Having met Jesus, Andrew then found his brother Simon and brought him to Jesus.  On each occasion he is mentioned in the Bible, he was instrumental in bringing others to meet Jesus.  He was crucified on an X-shaped cross because he did not feel worthy to be crucified on the same type of cross as his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
 
 
Quilt Facts of Interest
Won 2nd Place in the Group Quilt Project Category
at the 2013 West Virginia Quilt Festival
 
The quilt took 2 1/2 years to complete
commissioned August 2006 - completed February 2009
Dedicated February 15, 2009
The basket took 50 hours, each fish taking 1-2 hours
 
The quilt contains 2,614 squares that are 2 1/2 inches square
 
Quilt is 8 feet high and 10 1/2 feet wide
 
The Altar Table parament, named "Galilean Sunrise" contains 616 squres
and is part of the larger design.
 
Hidden Items in the Quilt Include:
 
Sea Cucumber Star Barns
Sea Shell Raindrops Scallop
Sea Urchin Baby Fishes Snow Flake
Gold Dragonfly Fish Eggs NOEL
Dolphin Penguins Bird's Nest
Silver Dragonfly Iceberg Sea Gulls
Sand Dollar Cross
Sea Turtle
 
Note the Lavender Cross to the right of Andrew's head.  It was not in the design.  After many trial and error attempts to get the water colored sky, it was noticed that the finished product contained the cross.  If you would like to see closeup pictures of our quilt, click on the links below.
To View a Closeup Left Panel click here
To View a Closeup Center Panel click here
To View a Closeup Right Panel click here
To View a Closeup Center Panel Bottom click here