Lisa Ellis



Worship Quilts

"Prepare for the King"

 
Abide in Me

Wesley United Methodist Church Commission

"Abide in Me" for the left lectern

Abide in Me

Wesley United Methodist Church Commission

"Bear Fruit" for the right lectern

Abide in Me

Wesley United Methodist Church Commission

"I am the Vine" for the Altar Table

Abide in Me

Wesley United Methodist Church Commission

Pastor Lydia Rodriguez with new stole

Abide in Me

Wesley United Methodist Church Commission

Sanctuary scene with pastor Lydia Rodriguez and parisher Donna Adams

Abide in Me

Wesley United Methodist Church Commission

Sanctuary scene with pastor Lydia Rodriguez and parisher Donna Adams

Come, Holy Spirit, Come

Come, Holy Spirit, Come

24" x 60"

 

Praise

Praise

24" x 60"

Advent Journey

Advent Journey

Water Color by The Rev. Robin Rauh. Printed on fabric and then stitched.

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Commission for friend's 50th birthday.

prayer

We Lift Our Prayers

Made for the prayer wall center piece at my church and dedicated to our many prayer warriors.

Alpha

Alpha and Omega

Made for my pastor and his wife in appreciation for their years of ministry

galations 2:20 art quilt

Galations 2:20

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."

 

Made for a beloved pastor at my church who is leaving us.

kupenda art quiltKupenda

I made this companion piece to Compassion as a gift for my friend. This center panel is from Kenya.

pentecost art quilt

Filled

"And they were filled with the Holy Spirit" Acts 2:4. This piece is a depiction of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came down as flames and filled the disciples. It is a significant moment. From this day forward, all followers have the gift of God's spirit.

compassion art quilt

Compassion

A dear friend brought the center panel back from a mission trip to Rwanda. She was with the organization called "Compassion International".

music art quilt

Nothing On Earth

The score is written by my father, William Brehm. It is called Nothing On Earth and is based on Romans 8:28-39.

"Lord, you have called us, according to your purpose, and nothing on earth, or in all of creation, not fear or temptation, not want or tribulation can ever separate us, from the grace of your love."

praise art quilt

Our Mission

I belong to a wonderful church called Church of the Epiphany in Herndon, VA. We live by our mission statement which is: "To stand for Jesus Christ, grow together as God's family and make Him known through the power of the Holy Spirit."

praise art quilt

We Lift Our Praises

This quilt hangs in the sanctuary at the center of our praise wall shown here.

 

"So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory. In your generous love I am really living at last! My lips brim praises like fountains. I bless you every time I take a breath; My arms wave like banners of praise to you."

praise wall art quilt

praise art quilt

Praise

I had the privilege of teaching a Praise Quilt Workshop in Morro Bay, California this summer (2008). The workshop was attended by 14 women from different churches in the local area. This is the piece that I made while demonstrating the techniques of Lazy Landscape, Thread Paint Writing and Raw-Edge Appliqué.

follow me art quilt

Follow Me

Mark 1:17. "Follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."

 

This quilt was inspired by this passage and incorporates the fish used by the early Christians to mark themselves as believers. Exhibited at Sacred Threads June 16 - 30, 2007 in Reynoldsville, Ohio and Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, February 2008 in Hampton, Virginia.

selah art quilt

Selah

Commission by the Fuller Theological Seminary, Worship Theology and the Arts in Pasadena, CA.

 

View artist interpretation and close-up views of panels.

be still and know that I am god art quilt

Be Still

I am not defined by what I do or what I get done.  What’s most important everyday is to be the person I was created to be. More important than my To-Do List is my To-Be List.  And I will start with “Be Still and Know that I Am.” (Psalm 46:10).

praise art quilt

Praise Him

Made for my pastor at church. It now hangs in the sanctuary. It is based on one of the panels in Selah and is done in colors that complement our church building. This quilt came about in an unusual way. Read The Story About This Quilt.

Hope, Tears, and Colorless Days

This is a memorial quilt for my Uncle Larry. He passed away in August of 2005.

miriam's dance art quilt

Miriam's Dance

Inspired by the story in Exodus following the parting of the Red Sea when Miriam leads the Hebrew women in a dance of celebration. Exodus 15:20-21. Exhibited at Sacred Threads June 16 - 30, 2007 in Reynoldsville, Ohio.

rays art quilt

Rays

From Habakkuk 3:4. "His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden."

I am art quilt

I Am

This quilt shows Moses at the burning bush. The Hebrew words Yahweh are quilted into the sky. The references to I AM (e.g., resurrection, the light of the world, true vine) in the new testament are quilted into the sand.


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