Imagine your child pulling a quilt up to his chin with Bible pictures all over it before going to sleep. He points to one of the pictures on the quilt and says “Mommy, read me this story,” or “Daddy, tell me this story.” That is the goal of my Bible Quilts blog. I am trying to come up with several ways to make Bible quilts, and one day hope to find a way to offer completed Bible quilts on my blog.
Children can help make crayon-colored quilt blocks for Bible quilts so that the quilt can become a family project. The coloring pages can be traced onto cotton fabric with a permanent fabric marking pen, then colored with Crayola crayons. More complete directions can be found on the BibleQuilts.com blog. There are also downloadable coloring pages for a Creation Quilt and for a First Christmas Quilt or Christmas tree skirt. The pictures are squares, so the quilts can be made more simply than the example in this picture. Several layout options are included in the coloring page downloads.
Youth groups can create a crayon colored Bible quilt for a church nursery or Sunday school classroom. They can also be a part of a Bible school program. I am in the process of developing a set of activities to complement a Bible school program on the days of Creation. Click on this link for more information.
I hope to be able to offer more coloring pages in the future. Other Bible story coloring books can be used, but the proportions in the pictures cause some problems in completing the quilts.
I’m continually on the lookout for other kinds of Bible quilts. I hope my readers will be able to share some ideas in the comments below.