When Diane Cadrain was commissioned by United Methodist Church of Hartford to make 3 art quilts, she did not expect her work to be seen by people of faith 6000 miles away.
“An image of my quilt, Bearing the Fruit of Peace and Justice, prepared on a commission from the United Methodist Church of Hartford, will be used to publicize a special event on May 20, 2012, at the Senzoku Church, Tokyo Japan.
This happened when an elder of the church, Kenji Ishii, found my image on the web and asked permission to use it in posters at the local public transit station and as handouts. The speaker at this event, Rev Tobo, is an ex-chaplain of Aoyama Gakuin University, a prestigious private university in Tokyo. His message title is "Life of hope," taking its inspiration from Psalm 1: " He is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither."
This is what the posters will look like. The English half was put together for my information...the actual posters will be all in Japanese.”
Excerpted from Cadrain’s blog:
(translated into English)