One of the fun things about Bible Quilting with kids is that we tend to use dynamic expressions and infuse animation into the process. I think that's where the concept of "going on a treasure hunt" arose in one of our sessions with kids. My sis-in-law asked her boys what topic they wanted to do next and one of them quickly replied with "Awesome!" so they began a quest to find scriptures that referred to "awesome."
Applying this treasure hunt idea to finding scriptures on everything from A to Z contributed to the idea of the #abcsofthebible series. It's a creative pursuit individually, but also a great family activity!
You can go in order or drop verses randomly throughout your ABC Bible Quilt pages.
As I come across scriptures that don't "fit" onto one of my ongoing theme pages, I start adding these verses onto a Letter page that highlights a key word or phrase.
"D" is for...Delight, Day, etc.
Keep in mind that we may see verses in different ways and highlight different words, so we might use the same scripture but quilt it onto different Letter pages...or even put the scripture on two different Letter pages, highlighting the different words.
Bible Quilting the #abcsofthebible is an ongoing process. Join us in this series and share your own ideas! It's ok to jump in wherever you'd like to start. Since there are 26 letters of the alphabet and 52 weeks in a year, we'll run through the alphabet twice this year alone.
A printable ABC tab set & title page are available in the shop to help get you started!
This is a great Bible Quilt technique to do on the go! I typically leave my ABC Bible Quilt in the car and can do a few verses while I'm waiting on my son at his cello lesson or put any gap between errands to good use.
I created a flip card set to help me keep track of ideas for letters. I just write the main word and the reference on the card, so the next time I'm adding to that particular page in my #ABCbiblequiltjournal, I've got a stash of verses ready to go!