I recently interviewed a quilt instructor in my area, named Marsha Bray. During the interview, MS Bray showed me a quilt her grandmother had made. It was a quilt made during her participation in a church devotion group. Each week the women were given a Bible verse to memorize. If they memorized the verse they received a colored piece of fabric to add to their block. If they did not memorize the verse, then, they used white in the block. Every woman wanted her block to be a colored block. No one wanted a block with white pieces.
Seeing this quilt reminded me of my childhood and my mother's devotion groups. I believe our church had a similar devotion quilt group.