Kathryn Elford and Mary Rosenau
Dove Baptismal Banner
When I have designed something for a certain church, as a rule I do not make that same design for another church, or sell the design/pattern to others.
But there are exceptions to every rule, and this is one of them.
This winter Kathryn Elford of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, contacted me via e-mail. She was searching for a design for a baptismal banner to give to their church as a memorial of their youngest daughter, who had recently died from a genetic disease at only 18 months of age.
She liked the banner I had made for Berle Church, only it had to be enlarged to fit their banner holder.
With the help of other church members, we were at last able to transfer the enlarged file in a format that they were able to open and use. Family members donated fabric, and the banner was sewn and quilted by Mary Rosenau (to the left in photo above, Kathryn and her husband to the right).
On June 7th 2009 the banner was dedicated in their daughter Alana's memory at the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Kathryn, who is of Norwegian descent by the way, sent me all these photos, and at the bottom of the page is also a write-up that was published in their Church Newsletter.
Thank you, Kathryn, for sharing both the photos and your story.
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