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Bible Quilt™ Intro

The Bible Quilt™ is a simple concept, yet a powerful technique to use in your devotional time.Bible Quilt journal

It is a unique collection of similarly-themed verses written creatively on the same page that ultimately resembles a patchwork quilt.

Bible Quilt™
Bible Quilt™

For example, a page can contain verses related to Quiet, Rest, and Stillness. It can be marked by a tab labeled “Quiet & Still.”

The Bible Quilt™is divided into sections according to your personal interests or area of Biblical study.

You create categories that are meaningful to you and separate a few pages for each category into a section that is marked by a personalized tab.

Tab dividers in Bible Quilt

Sample categories:

  • Fruits of the Spirit
  • Blessings, Praise
  • Grace, Truth, Light
  • Quiet & Still
  • Health
  • Parenting
  • Marriage
  • Each child
  • Family members
  • Comfort

harmonyWhen you are ready to start a page, simply write out a verse in a square block, then draw an outline box around it. Next mark a fringe around it with hash marks around the line.

You can experiment with lettering styles or doodles. You may include a picture. Shading the background of each square lightly with colored pencil adds some color in addition to using different colored markers/pens. You may add strips of washi tape for a pop of color (or to cover up mistakes.)

Bible Quilt™ friendship pageYou can personalize your journal as much as you want with whatever supplies you have on hand.

You can keep it as simple as just writing verses, or crank up your creativity to add fun embellishments.

Bible Quilt™ friendship page
MyBible Quilt™ friendship page

Gradually your pages will begin to resemble a patchwork quilt as the different shapes and colors weave together into a beautiful pattern. Completed pages are a wonderful resource for sharing encouragement with others.

The Bible Quilt™ is also a great tool for memorizing scripture because you’re spending time repeatedly with the same verse as you create embellishments around it. It blends scriptures from different parts of the Bible into one place, unifying them in a personal way.

The Bible Quilt™ journal is named for this process of being created by hand, stitching verses together in a meaningful way which transforms the Word of God into a personalized devotional tool.
Strength Bible Quilt™ page
Strength page in my Bible Quilt™

Bible Quilt™ can be used to cover ourselves in focused prayer: layering words of truth in our hearts and quieting our spirits as we manage our busy days. It’s an ongoing process that keeps drawing us back into scripture. (Some friends have shared that it’s even “addictive” because they lose track of time, wanting to keep creating.)

He is Risen Bible Quilt™ page
Bible Quilt™ Easter page

For more ideas on how others are creating in their Bible Quilts,™ join our Ordinary Threads Facebook group.  or search #BibleQuilt

JO-on-the-go Bible Quilt™
JO-on-the-go Bible Quilt™

If you’re interested in purchasing a Bible Quilt™ online please visit aFrayedKnotStudio.

 

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