Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Puritans

Yes, sure. Puritans deserve a moment. Besides I've been grading papers about the Puritans and The Scarlet Letter. Thank goodness that is over with, but it meant missing Sunday Quilt Inspiration. I'm trying to catch up before too many people realize it! 

Events | Massachusetts Bay Colony | Timeline | The Association of Religion Data Archives:

John Knox (c. 1514 – 24 November 1572) was a Scottish clergyman and a leader of the Protestant Reformation who brought reformation to the church in Scotland.In Geneva he met John Calvin, from whom he gained experience and knowledge of Reformed theology and Presbyterian polity. On his return to Scotland he led the Protestant Reformation in Scotland.:

In Puritan New England, adulteresses were subject to public humility, while their male counterparts were often allowed to quietly fade into the background, facing neither censure nor shame. The story of Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” made it clear that the social mores of the time badly needed an update, and Prynne’s humility, dignity, and grace inspires women even now. She didn’t long for revenge; she only wanted peace and to be accepted for who she was:

Charles Haddon (CH) Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) was a British Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the "Prince of Preachers". He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition. Spurgeon produced powerful sermons of penetrating thought and precise exposition. Many Christians have discovered Spurgeon's messages to be among the best in Christian literature.:

Richard Baxter (12 November 1615 – 8 December 1691) was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Baxter became even better known for his prolific writing. His devotional classic The Saints' Everlasting Rest was one of the most widely read books of the century.:

Relating the "Scarlet Letter" to real world matters...including pdfs for students

Here are some things you might not have known about the high school English class staple. - 10 Ignominious Facts About 'The Scarlet Letter' | Mental Floss:

I think I’m finished. Initially, I thought I would fill in some of the grey, but I kind of like the light, filigree look it has now. Gotta go find a frame for it.:

I bet you thought it would be difficult to find some pins for this motif. I did have to search under both Puritans and The Scarlet Letter. Pinterest has mostly embroidered samplers or sampler quilts. But I also found a few quilts that could easily have served the Puritans' needs and aesthetics.

Jane Atkinson from The Scarlett Letter.  Look at that border!:

Ann Grimshaw - I have this in my stash, and want to stitch it for my Quaker wall (which is yet to materialize)

Picnic Quilt  Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop, think I have to do this one

The Scarlet Letter - Vintage Hanky Red Letter A

SDW German Sampler 1710  Scarlet Letter: This stunning black and gray hand-quilted Trip Around the World quilt is Queen Size. The fabrics include a variety of swirls, florals and more

brown and blue:

black ,white,gray, and it is beautiful, I put it on this board because of the blue binding, could use any color that you love or that fits the room it will go in.:

Early American Antique Quaker Schoolgirl Needlework Sampler - 1798, USA (from

And so now, the papers are graded, Sunday Quilt Inspiration is posted (sorry for the tardy) and I get to go sew, unless the power goes out and, considering the weather, that likely will happen. No matter, I will sew until it does! Have a great week, everyone. 

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