Although I normally do not post photos of other people’s quilts, I make an exception for this quilt. Yesterday was the ‘graduation’ service at our home church. Our oldest is a graduating senior and wanted to be sure we participated in the service so she could be blessed and recognized by our wonderful church family – the church we’ve been members of for the seven years we’ve been back in Texas.
Our Pastor has a special blessing for the graduates and their parents, incorporating a beautiful quilt that our quilting church ladies made for each graduate. After the blessing, he re-baptizes the graduating senior with a sign of the cross on their foreheads, just as a reminder that they continue to be a child in God’s family. As it came to DD#1 to be re-baptized, she made a joke to our Pastor and he mentioned (his mic was still on) that he should probably pour then entire bowl of water from the baptismal over her head. 🙂 He has taken her on two mission trips and their experiences have been wonderful – great way for the Pastor to connect with the youth and a great way to see that Pastor is a man and not just a Pastor. Obviously, she was a handful for him. 🙂
Here she is, wrapped up in her quilt, and then a photo taken later with the whole quilt in the image. From one parent of a graduation quilt recipient, many thanks and love from my quilted heart to yours!