I’ve am not a crafty person, gave up on the idea long ago. I don’t have the patience or the talent to pull off some of the beautiful things that crafters are able to put together. My sister has this talent but in didn’t inherit that DNA I guess. To be honest, I haven’t thought of crafts (whether it be home décor, painting, or needlepoint) beyond home decorating or gift giving but a little gem of devotional book came across my lap over the past couple weeks and it made me realize there is a story behind many of these items.
In My Mother’s Quilts: Devotions of Love, Legacy, Family and Faith, Ramona Richard shares not only the beautiful quilts made by the women in her family (women of faith, strength, and prayer) but she shares a little history behind each of the quilts.
Each devotional beings with a Scripture verse and ends with a prayer starter but the real delight is in what falls in between. The stories. Stories of Richards’ grandmothers and mothers, of their love of family, God, and quilting. Stories of how when they were struggling they turned to their needlework and prayer or hymns and God’s Word. Stories of how life didn’t always turn out as expected (even for the author herself as she shares about some of the struggles of raising a daughter with severe cerebral palsy).
There is a heritage of faith woven into the quilts that the author and her brother inherited from their mother and grandmothers, and Richards honors that heritage and preserves it even more in My Mother’s Quilts. This is a book that will have you thinking of your own family and the things you’ve learned from loved ones over the years.
About the Author:
Ramona Richards is an award-winning editor, speaker, author of nine books, and a frequent contributor to devotional collections. An avid live music fan, Ramona loves Nashville, which she’s called home since she was ten. Sensing her mother was near the end of her life, Ramona documented her mother’s stories and lessons behind each family quilt. These stories form the devotions in My Mother’s Quilts. Find out more about Ramona and her books by visiting her online at ramonarichards.com.
Enter to Win!!!
One lucky reader will win one of the quilts in this beautiful book. Not only will they become the owner of the friendship quilt, they now have a little of the history behind the colorful beauty. Other prizes are being given away as well. Enter to win. Contest ends June 30, 2016.
****Flyby Promotions provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.