During the month of July, I am teaching 8 to 13 year-old girls about patchwork design during the women’s Bible study at Fort Bragg. I’m combining a Bible story lesson with design ideas via traditional blocks named for Bible stories. Last week, we looked at “The Garden of Eden.” This week, we talked about “Jacob’s Ladder.”
Besides learning about Jacob’s vision of a ladder reaching from earth to heaven with descending and ascending angels and God’s promises to Jacob, the girls put together construction paper puzzles of the block. I encouraged them to experiment with the shapes prior to showing them the tradional “Jacob’s Ladder” block. This design has possibilities!
Another activity was designing a placemat with 35 squares from my 3″ square bin of scraps. (After 20 girls rummaged in the bin, it now contains mostly dark “ugly” fabrics!) I asked the girls to attach each square to a sheet of newsprint with a dab of washable glue.
My job is carefully removing the squares and sewing them in the proper order into placemat tops. If you live locally and have time to help me with the sewing, give me a call!