quilt! But not quite what was intended.
I chose to do my own thing
at one step instead of following the pattern. Then I discovered it
would not lay flat. The result--better to stop short at a lap quilt
than to end up with a wonky king-sized bed quilt, which was the size I had intended.
are three ways to make a quilt: You can buy a kit, follow it exactly, and you will probably end up with a fairly close
replica of the picture on the kit. Or you can just wing it, doing
your own thing. These are often called crazy quilts. (Or they are
made by master craftspeople, artists, who really know what they are
doing!) Most quilters follow a middle way. They pick their own
colours, fabrics, maybe rearrange things a bit, but basically follow
a set pattern.
is a bit like making a quilt. We at Northgate believe it is best to follow a
pattern. We believe in free will--people have to make choices and
decisions. Sometimes those decisions are tough. Life is not just
black and white. But it is good to have a guide to help make those
And what does one use for a pattern? Whatever “feels”
right? The media, motivated by consumerism and greed? Our guide at
Northgate is the word of God embedded in the Bible. We believe there
is wisdom in the Bible that leads to shalom, peace, the good life.
We believe that by meeting to read and discuss the Bible together we
are able to find a better way to make a life. Why not join us?