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Liturgical Pieces

Consider the Lilies of the Fields and the Birds of the Air ( Matthew 6: 26-34, Phillipians 4: 6,7)

H:1.5m x 3m
Fabric Applique
Evelyn Martin, January 1988


This artwork, which hangs in Knox United Church, Fort Francis, Ontario  was commissioned by Graeme and Stuart Williams in memory of their mother Frances Margaret Dougherty. Margaret was organist and choir director for this congregation.

 The artwork hangs above the back entry of the church and is a visual reminder to the congregants that as they leave their worship time to ponder the week ahead they should “ not fret or worry, but in all circumstances, with thanksgiving and prayer to make their wants known to God and God’s peace will be theirs.”

From Shackles to

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