Amish crib quilts from the Midwest: the Sara Miller collection

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Good Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 108 pages
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Loss Forgiveness and Restoration.The Face of Christ illustration and the accompanying story that has changed lives all around the globe.First it is a truelife story of an advertising executive an artist and a pastor Joe Castillo and the way God changed him. It also tells of the many lives touched by this simple illustration.Done before a live audience the very first time it had a powerful impact on those who watched. This motivated the artist to reproduce it in pen ink prints. As an artist Joes struggle to make a living was suddenly compounded by having his wife diagnosed with cancer. They had no insurance to cover the mounting debt but at an opportune time a friend offered to reproduce the artwork on marble plaques and pay royalties. The sales of the plaques were amazing surely this was the answer to all their financial problems But the story seems to grind to a halt. The friend refuses to pay royalties on the artwork that is selling world wide and Joe loses his wife to cancer. It becomes a daily struggle to forgive the man who was profiting from his artwork and overcome the bitterness at the loss of his wife. The plaques seem to show up everywhere compounding his anger and resentment. For Joe it became a bitter symbol of everything that had gone wrong.If you have ever struggled with forgiveness. If some events in your life just dont make sense God can use this artwork and the story that goes with it to help you put the pieces together.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
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Midwestern Amish Crib Quilts and
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Symmetry in Amish Quilts Linda Welters
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Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Janneken Smucker is the Graduate Curatorial Assistant for the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She expects to complete her Master of Arts degree in Textile History and Quilt Studies with a minor in Museum Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2003. Her research interests include Amish and Mennonite quilts and quiltmakers, intercultural aspects of material culture, and Anabaptist history.

Patricia Cox Crews is Director of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Professor in the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design. She served as primary editor for Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers (University of Nebraska Press, 1991), which won the Smithsonian's Frost Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Crafts in 1993. More recently she edited the exhibition catalogue A Flowering of Quilts (University of Nebraska Press, 2001).

Linda Welters is Professor in the Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design Department at the University of Rhode Island. Her research interests include American quilts, archaeological textiles, and European folk dress. She edits Dress, the scholarly journal of the Costume Society of America. She co-edited and contributed to Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island (Kent State University Press, 2000).