Cana Jars

On a trip to Israel in October of 2017 with my church group, we visited the little town of Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding feast. A church has been constructed at this site and inside the church, on either side of the altar stood 3 stone jars of the type and form that were used during Jesus’ time. Here is a photo of what they looked like:

Church at Cana, Israel with 6 water/wine jars on the altar.

The jars really caught my attention and I knew that they would make a great subject for a quilt.

I began by making paper shapes of the stone jars and arranging them on my design wall. I imagined the jars to be painted different colors and started building them one by one using fabrics in a collage method.

Building the first jar

First two jars with paper outlines of placement of 3 others.

Next post will show the remaining jars and the finished quilt.

6 thoughts on “Cana Jars

  1. Now those are amazing! I love the textured look and the colors are wonderful! You are so talented. (And how cool is it to have a design wall!?)

  2. Noreen, as always, I am so impressed with your creativity. I was in that church in 2000 and didn’t notice the jars (if they were there at that time). I look forward to seeing your progress and completed project!

  3. Your talent and creative eye are truly awesome. This is such a remarkable idea. Inspires a faith-filled moment for me. Thank you!

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