Journal Quilts

There has been some recent discussion on the QA list regarding journal quilts. I see journal quilts as being just what they sound like, a page out of a personal journal. There are probably as many reasons for making journal quilts as there are artists making them! Some make them to try out a new technique or to express an idea. Some make them to record an event or explore in a way that they would not on a larger piece. All reasons are valid.

Personally, my artistic life and spiritual life cannot be separated. My spiritual life is my LIFE and as such, it overflows into everything that I do and make. Journal quilts are one more tool in my box so to speak, to explore and express spiritual issues. A few years back, I began an indepth study of the Song of Solomon. I also began a series of journal quilts as part of this study. They were never meant for show, just for me. But I have decided to share some of them here. This is such a rich book that I could make a journal quilt for every single verse of the 8 chapters! The following are all from the first chapter.

2

Song of Solomon 1:2

3

Song of Solomon 1:3

4

Song of Solomon 1:4

5

Song of Solomon 1:5

6

Song of Solomon 1:6

7

Song of Solomon 1:7

One of these days, I will add to this series. Song of Solomon is such a rich book. If you are interested in a quick overview, read The Journey of the Bride by Dr. Brian Simmons.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Journal Quilts

  1. katyquilts says:

    Thanks Karen and Becky! I could work a long time and not finish this series. I should make a few more though……one of these days!

  2. Becky Kemble says:

    Thanks for posting these. They’re wonderful and inspiring.

  3. KarenF says:

    Those are great! I especially like the last one…this is a great series subject!

  4. katyquilts says:

    Hi Linda! Thanks for visiting! I am pretty new to blogging but I am having fun with it. Glad you liked the journal quilts. Take care.

  5. Thanks for sharing these … I love them.

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