My other quilt find on holiday was a biblical quilt at Cartmel Priory. I did not get much of a look at it, as Emily was more interested in the people buried under the floor, who she found were mainly called John and she found a Jane too! I had not heard of a biblical quilt before and did not realise until after that all the blocks had a biblical theme and verse attached to them. The designs in the quilt were taken from Biblical Blocks by Rosemary Makhan. The quilt in the priory was made by a lady called Muriel Millard and donated to the priory in her memory. I should have paid more attention and taken some pictures. Oh well a good excuse to visit again. The priory is very impressive and well worth a visit, it is wheelchair accessible.
A Google search brings up many varieties of biblical quilt, the one that is most similar in appearance to the one in the priory is this one on a blog called Quilts by Rosemary that is the Rosemary who wrote the book. A further search informs that Rosemary died on January 26th 2014. Her beautiful designs certainly live on.
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