I've been dabbling with ABC pages for a while and introduced it to the Bible Quilt community this year as an #abcsofthebible series.
We've been focused on creating with one letter-of-the-week, sharing ideas for verses and designs in our Facebook group.
This has been such a fun way to gather up a variety of verses, focusing on a different letter each week, that I thought it would be great to have all these pages together in one journal specifically for this purpose.
I'm excited to announce the arrival of the
This has truly been a group effort and represents a beautiful collaboration within the Bible Quilting community.
The ABC team included members from 4 different states and a wide variety of ages. The team members helped design individual letters to be used as titles for each letter page, which provided a wide variety of lettering styles.
This 40-page journal has a page designated for each letter and allows you to gradually work your way through verses A to Z.
You can join our online letter-of-the-week series or start your ABC journey with a couple friends or Bible study group.
This can be a wonderful activity to incorporate into your family devotions!
You can work on multiple pages at a time, dropping in verses as you encounter them in your scripture reading. Or you can focus on one letter page at a time.
* Gather up a collection of verses that have a word/phrase that begins with the same letter. Have fun turning all these snippets of scripture into a patchwork page!
* Do a whole page on the same topic, such as "C is for... Christmas" or "K is for...Kindness."
* Personalize pages for loved ones (ex: use the K page for a special Katie in your life)
* Include characteristics of God, books of the Bible, prophets, disciples, historical places
ABC Tab set
The ABC Bible Quilt journal includes a set of tabs that you can color, cut, and attach to your journal.
Simply fold each tab, then sandwich it over the letter page to designate the front and back as the same letter.
Use a glue stick to attach the tab to the page & reinforce it with a strip of colorful washi tape if you'd like.
You can invite your kids to help you color and cut your ABC tabs. This not only helps you out, it allows an opportunity to talk about this as a family project.
At the very least, you'll have a piece of your kiddos incorporated into your ABC Bible Quilt!
Want to start slow with a letter at a time? ABC templates can be added anywhere in your current Bible Quilt journal. Maybe you want to do a "J is for...Jesus" page and use this cute template from the ABC series?
These ABC templates can also be a fun way to personalize a page for someone dear to you.
I've had several people gift Bible Quilt journals to friends and complete an ABC page based on their friend's name. ("K" page for Kathy, the "S" page for Sarah, etc)
Other Bible Quilters are personalizing pages for members of their family that they're praying over, including these in a Family section of their BQ journals.
Once you get going, the ideas will flow in a lot of directions!
ABC Flip card set
Throughout the #abcsofthebible series, I've gotten ideas for letter pages at random times and had difficulty tracking them. So I created an ABC flip card set to collect scripture references by each letter of the alphabet.
I included a flip card set within the ABC Bible Quilt journal as a tool for you, too!
Brainstorming topics for each letter of the alphabet can be a fun family activity!
Recently a Bible Quilter on a road trip with her husband was passing the time by generating ideas for her next letter page. (I told her it was better than the license plate game!)
I hope you find the structure of this ABC Bible Quilt easy to dive into! It's a fun way to view scripture from a different perspective and see verses stitched together on a page in a unique way.
Can't wait to get you all started on this line of Bible Quilting and see what creative ideas you come up with for your pages!
Click over to the shop to grab your ABC Bible Quilt Journal today ($20), then hop into our #abcsofthebible series to join the fun!
UPDATE: The ABC Bible Quilt Journal is now available as a printable download! I hope this allows our long-distance and international friends to join us in Bible Quilting with easier accessibility. This is a standard letter-sized version (8.5" x 11") that is intended to be more manageable for you to print without having to cut down to a 7 x 10 size. You can choose to have it bound or hole-punch it to place in a 3-ring binder. If you choose this option, I'd love to hear how this is working for you. Please share your pages with the BQ Community in the ABC boards!
Click on this Intro to the ABC Bible Quilt Journal video link for an overview to help get you started!