He specifically asked that John 3:16 be on the quilt, but "all of [the verses] are good," he said.
Peggy Boggess, of Sissonville, made the quilt top. The Stitchin' Sisters quilted the rest over the course of about a year. The quilters meet at the church every Tuesday, weather permitting, for some quilting and a meal. The group started quilting together in 2002 and has used the proceeds from selling quilts to buy things for the church and its activity building, where they meet.
Boggess has been sewing most of her life -- ever since her aunt gave her a sewing machine when she was 12.
She enjoys the challenge of stitching a quilt, she said.
"When I start something I don't want to put it down until I see it completed. I've always been like that."
Lambert wants the quilt to hang in the church for a while, he said.
After that, he wants the quilt to continue to be a reminder of the things God has done for him.
"As long as it's a witness for what the Lord has done," he said. "The Lord's got an enormous amount of power."
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