Thousands of museum visitors have viewed the Bible-themed quilts stitched by Harriet Powers (1837 - 1910) at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
In 1882, Mrs. Powers completed her "Lord's Supper Quilt," a piece seemingly lost to history. What became of this quilt? Is it in a family's private possession? Quilter Kyra E. Hicks has imagined what Bible stories Mrs. Powers might have told through fabrics to create the "Lord's Supper Quilt." Included here are 12 blocks featuring stories from both the Old and New Testaments:
The Lord's Supper
Adam and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
Sarah and Abraham Visited by Three Angles
Moses and the Ten Commandments
John Baptizing Jesus - God is Well Pleased
The Devil Tries to Tempt Jesus
Jesus Gives Thanks and Feeds More Than 5,000
The Road to Jerusalem
Jesus' Triumphant Entry
This pattern can be enlarged to make either a wall hanging or bed quilt.