My favorite two weekends of the year revolve around General Conference, a time when Prophets and Apostles of Jesus Christ speak to us and instruct us for the times we are living in. Our family tradition is to spend these conference weekends at our Sundance cabin with family.
This year I worked on binding 5 of my recently completed quilts while I listened. When my hands are busy, I can stay alert and pay closer attention to what’s being said. After two days of binding, my fingers were calloused, sore and tired, but oh, my heart was full!
Claire also took a small quilt to bind. Like mother, like daughter!
Aaron keeping warm under a Dresden quilt:
A finished Cottage Sampler:
This one is called Button Box:
Here’s a picture of one of the quilts on the beds at the cabin. It’s one of the first quilts I ever finished.
There are many things that bring me peace. A wise woman once said, “My soul is fed by needle and thread.” There is something magical that happens when you work a needle and thread through beautifully created quilts. It fills something deep down inside me.
My soul is also fed by the words and music of General Conference. Jesus Christ Himself said, “What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.”
This weekend my heart and soul were filled to the brim.