If you've read my blog for a few years, you know that one of my very long term projects is the Women of the Bible Quilt. This group, found here, was really my first on-line quilting adventure. I was looking for an on-line bible study when this popped up. For me it's perfect -- combining women of the bible with quilting. Each week we study one woman and make a quilt block representing her. It's a great way for me to retain the knowledge about the woman, by making a block about her.
I completed Eve, Garden of Eden, block 1/9/08 and this is what I journaled at that time:
I chose red for the center, as to me it represents childbirth and Eve being the mother of all humankind. I suppose it could also be taken for the forbidden fruit in the garden, but that was not my thought at the time. I was thinking of the strong emotions of childbirth.
The green is for the lush garden and the yellow is the sunshine filtering through.
The readings about Eve have put a new light on her. I always thought of her as the one who caved in and ate the forbidden fruit. But especially the "Lost Women of the Bible" put a whole new perspective on Eve, and what she must have gone through. She was indeed a strong woman.
In my journal I then follow up with what was happening in my life personally at that time. It makes a nice record.
I'll be catching up with Sarah next, and then onto Hagar, whom we are studying this week.