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Dedication Quilt

We don’t baptize babies in our family/faith. We dedicate them. We stand before friends, family, and the church and dedicate ourselves to raising our children in such a way that they grow to love the Lord and understand our faith and guide them into a faith of their own. During the service, those friends and family and church members in attendance are asked to dedicate themselves to the same. It’s powerful and meaningful.

As a rule, we don’t have special clothing (no christening gowns) and right now, our church is a fairly laid back one where no one dresses up to go.  So I gave some thought to what I could do for this new grandchild of mine for this special day of hers (and ours).  I wanted something that could be passed down through the generations like christening gowns are.

This is what I decided to do:

It is 36 inches by 32 inches, made of silk dupioni.  I want to embroider Kiyah’s name, birthdate, and dedication date on the back. Then, I would love to have each of my grandchildren, great-grandchildren….. dedicated using this quilt, each having their name and dates embroidered on it.

This year’s Dedication service is on Mother’s Day. What a wonderful way to celebrate Rachel’s first year as a mother, my first as a grandmother.

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About delanequilts

Full time wife, mother, grandmother; friend to many; crazy aunt to a few. Avid lover of reading; 'making something from nothing'; karate! (Tang Soo!); nature and gardening though trying to cut back on time spent pulling weeds! Lover of essential oils!

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