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The Consecration of Bishop Carlye J. Hughs

The Consecration of Bishop Carlye J. Hughs

Oh Happy Day! Newark EpiscopalDiocese WelcomesBishop Carlye J. HughesIn Spectacular Ceremony The full page article in the magazine "The Positive Community" shows Bishop Hughes in Vestments created by Colleen Hintz, Fruit of the Vine Vestments. The vestments compliment...

An article about Collen Hintz and her beautiful work

An article about Collen Hintz and her beautiful work

"... We are called to to honor Earth, our fragile island." The Episcopal Diocese of Texas interviewed Colleen at the Church's General Convention this August, 2018. Today, her work circles the Anglican Communion. Her cutwork stoles embody a response to the...

The Season of Reconciliation

The Season of Reconciliation

The Season of Reconciliation Here I am in my church, the Church of the Redeemer in Morristown, New Jersey telling the story of the Secret Quilt Code of the Underground Railroad as we begin the Season of Reconciliation. You may be asking what season is that?!? It began...

An Easter Awareness

An Easter Awareness

One might say OUCH right about now.  I assure you I did! I was working hard on an Easter banner to have it ready in time when my finger zigged as it should have zagged guiding the fabric through my machine and the needle pierced it through!!!   It hurt a...

Lent in the Holy Land

Lent in the Holy Land

The year 2012 found me in the Holy Land during Lent.  As a vestment maker, I went imagining that a stole would emerge.  I was right!  The images I encountered spoke to me in very powerful ways and I began to imagine what they would look like as I worked on the design...

Love is Spoken Here

Love is Spoken Here

When our daughter, Megan, announced she was getting married, all my friends asked if I was planning to make her wedding dress to which I replied “no way, I want to be her friend on the big day”.  I did, however, offer to make some vestments! I have always loved Celtic...

A Lenten Epiphany

A Lenten Epiphany

I spent Lent of 2012 in Israel.  I was fortunate to be one of a few lay people included on a trip Bishop Mark Beckwith of the Diocese of Newark arranged for his clergy.  It was to be one of the most powerful experiences of my life.   When we arrived in the Garden of...

My First Vestment

My First Vestment

Here is my very first vestment: read on to see how it came to be… We moved to Baton Rouge LA in early 1980 and began the search for our church home. Having come from Michigan, it was quite a challenge as the norm in Louisiana was for the children to be in Sunday...

My first blog post

My first blog post

I always imagined my very first Blog post would be on the question I am so frequently asked; how did I come to be a vestment maker?  I find that will be my second post as my heart and mind are heavy from the election cycle we have all experienced. It has been laced...