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Fabric Applique with Quilting,
September 2000
10’ X 4’
Evelyn Martin  – artist
Irene Vanderkloet  – quilter

This Jubilee banner utilizes both Old and New Testament themes to visualize release, redemption, restoration, reformation and rejoicing.

Release and Redemption– a captive, fisted hand is bound tightly by hanging shackles.  A blood red hand breaks these chains of bondage, providing freedom from slavery.

Restoration and Reformation – the opened, dangling chains transform their shapes to become heralding trumpets.

Rejoicing – the trumpets declare the good news of the Gospel: “to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives, recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour” (Luke 4:18,19).  These words herald the challenge and hope that Christians must bring to the broken world.

Advent Star
H:3m x  W:1.5m
Fabric applique
Evelyn Martin 2011

Women of the Moravian church helped with collecting fabrics and cutting and pinning pieces in place.
Biblical texts used for inspiration: Math. 5:14, Eph. 5:8,9,10

Moravian Church of Edmonton

The Spirit’s Blessing: Come, Gather and Go
H:2.7m x W:1.3m
Fabric Applique
Evelyn Martin 2013

Scripture References: Acts 3:19, I Cor.2:10,Numbers 6:24-26

King’s University Atrium/Chapel