Shortly into our trip, I discovered that I was taking pictures of churches almost everywhere, and then began to plan out a quilt using some of the pictures. I took most of the pictures on the fly, as often there wasn’t an opportunity to pull over, so don’t have any history, but here’s a few of the ones that I found most intriguing.
Wisconsin – the stained glass here was incredible:
Prince Edward Island:
Nova Scotia – Cape Breton Island, the church that my ancestors attended:
The first church here is in a little town along the St. Laurence, and was used as a refuge for locals during Indian uprisings, is more then 150 years old.
The second picture is of another church along the St. Laurence. We were looking for a place to have a rest stop, and spotted the church parking lot. When we drove in, there was a picnic table, and a sign welcoming travelers. We so appreciate the efforts of so many out there who help weary tourists.
Amish meeting house, Ontario:
Kansas, this one was constructed by German immigrants, who not only contributed financially, but also were committed to each hauling six wagonloads of the 100-lb stones used in construction:
We noticed that throughout Utah, Montana and Alberta, the LDS churches all were made of brick, and most had tall tall steeples that could be seen from miles away, similar to most Catholic churches we saw wherever we were.
I’ll keep you all updated as I work out the quilt that’s brewing at the back of my mind.
Happy inspiration! Blessings, Peg