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St. George Goes Public

The cloth icon of St. George slaying the dragon went public today, to be a witness to the power of Jesus Christ to overcome fear, struggle, and sin.  It is being exhibited in a quilt show for the month of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on St. George and the Dragon

St. George is famous for being a “warrior saint”–one who is staunch in defending his faith, who gives witness to the Gospel with courage and conviction.  One of the earliest surviving icons of him dates from the 11th century, and is in … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth – St. George and the Dragon

Seven and a half months later, after 17 joint work sessions with fabulous luncheons– and many many days of each of us working alone on this project, we have completed our cloth icon of St. George and the Dragon.  It has been … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 16

Every important figure in an icon is named, and thus we needed to write the names onto our quilt.  We decided to do this by embroidering the letters onto the fabric.  I had the honor of doing so, and received a terrifyingly quick … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 15

Wow.  The end is near.  Of our project, that is.  We are putting the finishing touches on St. George and the Dragon.  I think both of us are pleased with the results so far–considering that neither of us had the … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 13

We are stitching, correcting, recutting, designing, and revising continuously. The quilt continues to progress, bit by bit, stitch by stitch.  A picture is worth a thousand words: We are using metallic thread, rayon thread, and cotton thread, and a variety … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 12

We’ve been working separately, my fellow artist friend and I, and accomplishing much.  The cloth image is “sandwiched” now, with a proper backing.  The machine quilting has begun, and also some of the satin stitching around the edges of the pieces.  Naturally, I haven’t … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 11

There has been much progress, but there is still an enormous amount of work yet to be done.  I had no idea when we started that this would be such a huge project.  We have had a couple of work … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 10

A couple of hours of work were put into St. George Friday.  Almost all of the fabric pieces have been selected, patterned, cut out, and lightly fused to the backing.  We chose the material for the spear–a challenge to have it be strong enough … Continue reading

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Images in Cloth 9

Fusing.  Cutting. Ironing.  Pinning.  Discarding.  Refining. Redrawing.  All of this was part of the process today as we continued to work on the St.  George wall hanging.    The image is beginning to come together.  The pieces are lightly tacked down … Continue reading

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