Monday, February 1, 2010

Sanctuary - Heidi Stucki

*posted on behalf of Heidi Stucki

I enjoy creative computing, photo effects and printing on textiles. As the theme was released, I thought of a picture. I had taken it in a chapel in the old city of Jerusalem and I like the atmosphere, it shows.

The blue color reminds me of the endless sky and is the symbol for faith.

The brown color of the door reminds me of the dust of the ground and the Cross.

The arch is a symbol of the rainbow, which is a promise. ("I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and earth." Gen. 9,13.)

The curtain is not fully closed but lets us see part of the inner room - the sanctuary. The printed verse in gold is Exodus 25,8: "Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them."

I only put a few of my thoughts and aspects in this quilt. I did not want to overload it.

The fabrics in this quilt are all created on my printer. The colors are as in the original picture. I did manipulate the picture with effects until I thought it best for this work. I machine pieced and quilted it, then added some screenprint fragments in gold.


  1. Very well done Heidi!I was studying this, then as I scrolled back I could see where your 'sneek peek' fit in.
    I like how you added the gold.

  2. wow Heidi, this is really wonderful.

  3. This piece is calm and mysterious. Makes me want to know more, to go where that peace is.

  4. Heidi, you and I share a love of gold.So little goes go far. I find it very meaningful and you used it perfectly. Helen Moreda

  5. This piece makes me want to sneak in behind the curtain to learn what secrets lie behind. It is calm, quiet and restful. Nicely done.