I'm amazed how the Lord has transformed something out of my personal devotional time into something that is helping ignite others' passion for the Word of God. Without targeted marketing or planned PR, the Lord has opened women's hearts to share Bible Quilting with friends and family. Through these genuine acts of sharing, the #biblequiltjournal has gradually inched its way across the United States basically by word-of-mouth, or as I like to think of it, heart-to-heart.
Kudos to those of you who have shown up at a session, not quite knowing what to expect! (More than a few were relieved to learn that no actual sewing was involved!😉) It's awkward, I admit, to step into something new with someone you've just met.
I've learned to take a deep breath and open my door to invite women into the Bible Quilting process. The Lord takes over the heart connections and slowly we overcome the trickiness of this new territory between us. I've been blessed to see new Bible Quilters leave, hugging their journals and chatting with one another like old friends. As sessions close, our hearts are fuller and our hands are satisfied with our creative pursuits. I get tickled overhearing girls conspiring to locate their grandma's craft stash and Bible Quilt together the next time they're at her house.
I'm deeply appreciative to those who have shown up again and again, developing a community within which we can all experiment and grow together. You have nurtured me in this unexpected ministry I find myself in and you've encouraged me with your enthusiasm!
For those of you in other states who have rallied your groups together, I'm proud of your tenacity and heartfelt desire to share the Bible Quilt with your peeps. I'm hopeful that this space will provide you with opportunities to feel more connected!
Although it's fun to color in those states on the US map, it's not about the numbers...it's the heart work being done for the kingdom. Onward, sisters in Christ! You're rocking it!!
Know someone who might live in a state new to Bible Quilting? Share with a friend and you can each use this coupon code: BQ pioneer to get $5 off of your next Bible Quilt journal purchase from the online shop!
A special welcome to our INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS!