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Anna, the Prophetess

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Anna, the Prophetess by Larkin Jean Van Horn
From the Individual Art Quilts Gallery
Size in inches: 22 x 22


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Anna had been widowed a long time, and living in the great temple of Jerusalem, fasting and praying. When Mary and Joseph brought the infant Jesus to the temple to be presented to the Lord, they were met by Simeon and Anna. Though the writer of the gospel (Luke 2:21-38) did not record Anna's words, it is written that she "gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem", thus becoming the first Christian evangelist.

For my interpretation of Anna, I chose a dark background, as she was speaking to people who "walked in darkness". I dressed her in blue, the color of hope, and surrounded her with gold for the opulence of the temple. She is facing away, and speaking joyful tidings to those who would hear.

This quilt was created for “Women of Biblical Proportion”.

Techniques used:
fused appliqué, machine stitching, hand beading

hand-dyed and commercial cottons; glass seed and bugle beads; brass charms and bells

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