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In a remote canyon in northern New Mexico the early morning stillness is broken by voices chanting praises to the Lord. And thus begins the daily cycle in the Godcentered life and search of the Benedictine monks at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert.Seeking God is a monastic tapestry. The daily life of the monks is interwoven with the seasonal changes and celebrations and the candid words of the monks as they speak of their life their hopes and doubts their hardships fears and joys their prayer. Weaving this tapestry together are the hauntingly beautiful chants songs of praise and reverence that echo through the darkness before dawn throughout the day through the solemnity of Vespers in the evening and Compline at night. The majestic beauty of the environment captured in every season reflects a peace and tranquility that becomes an integral part of this monastic tapestry. The high red rock walls of the canyon where eagles fly cradle the valley whose stillness is broken only by the flowing waters of the Chama River and the winds that occasionally funnel through. Seeking God presents the ongoing process of the monastic way through the words and activities of these Benedictine monks as they move through the day and through the seasons in their search for God through prayer work study and song.
This handbook for quilters is full of hints, shortcuts, and practical know-how from experienced quilters. Reading it is like quilting beside your grandmother and your favorite aunt! Quilting expert Rachel Pellman has assembled wisdom from a premiere group-those women who have perfected precise piecing for generations, who learned from their grandmothers how to prevent thread from knotting, who continually experiment with new batting, new tools, new markers. Offered candidly and clearly, the hints in this handbook are of value for the novice and experienced quiltmaker alike.
Tips for Quilters is a treasure of quilting wisdom, assembled from a premiere group-those women who have perfected piecing for generations, who long ago learned how to prevent thread from knotting while quilting, who continually experiment with new tools, new batting, new markers!" Included in Tips for Quilters- -Planning Color Layout -Selecting Fabrics -Making Templates -Marking Fabrics -Cutting Fabrics -Tips for Doing Piecework -Tips for Doing Applique -Tools of the Trade -Quilting -Sore Fingers -Needles and Thimbles -Binding Quilts -Removing Spots -Signing and Dating Quilts -Storing Quilts and Wall Hangings
Quilting expert Rachel Pellman offers candid, clear hints that will be of value to both the novice and the experienced quiltmaker. Filled with shortcuts and practical knowledge, the book overflows with advice about the whole process of making a quilt--from selecting fabric to adjusting quilt templates to negotiating curves.