Christmas Joy

Christmas Joy, by Elisa Woods, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

Elisa Woods

Hope you are getting into the holiday spirit by now. Here is a little quilt by Elisa Woods to help get you into the season. It is called Christmas Joy. 

The best way to have a joyful Christmas is to give to others. Why not add an unexpected person to your gift list this year? If you can’t think of anyone, don’t forget Toys For Tots and the Salvation Army.

You can see Christmas Joy in person at the H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multi-Purpose Facility, 2885 Church Street, East Point, GA. It is part of the Clara Ford Foundation Christmas Tour of Quilts until the end of the year.

Christmas Joy

Christmas Joy, by Elisa Woods, 2009. Photo by India Brantley.

 Christmas Joy was the featured quilt of the week in the December 13, 2009 edition of the Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter. It was created by Elisa Woods. This quilt reminds us of  the appropriate Christmas spirit by combining Christmas trees with Bible verses.
 
The quilt consists of four Christmas tree blocks on white or cream backgrounds accented by red sashing. Each tree is made unique  by the choice of different fabrics and embellishments.

Elisa Woods

Quotes from the Book of Psalms are  pieced into the quilt. The quotes draw you in and force you to examine the quilt closer.
 
Besides being a pretty quilt, I am sure this quilt brings great comfort to those who have lost loved ones during the year. It is a beautiful reminder to find joy in the midst of sorrow.

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