Passages

22" X 28"

Overbrook Presbyterian Church (Columbus, Ohio) commissioned this quilt as a gift for the Reverend Jon Siehl upon his departure from the congregation. I chose the original facade of the church as inspiration. The welcoming of the doors, the serenity of the Memorial Peace Garden - with its Celtic cross,and the calling of the bells seemed appropriate to represent the many "passages" of this minister and this congregation. Many plants and trees from the Memorial Garden were used in this work: the Japanese maple; oak-leafed hydrangea; winged euonymus; day lilies; spirea; oak, and maple trees.