Woodwork in the old churches with Lions, two-headed Eagles (on the other side, you cannot see it here), Cherubs and Griffins (I think they are)
You might think it a privilege to sit in these benches, but they're just as hard as all the other ones: it's to keep you awake during the sermon! Which is why so many people brought their own cushion (and left it in the church till the next Sunday)
Even in death I'm still important, don't you forget it!
I hope that you can see some of the family arms: I think this shows the complete descent (ancestry) of the person who died. Yes, this is to commemorate the death of 1 person! They're called mourning boards (in Dutch).
As the rich were buried inside the church (and dead people don't tend to smell very nice) in Dutch the rich were called: stinkin' rich
And here's the organ in a Mennonite church; quite a contrast ...
So young and already interested!
More pictures of quilts you can find in the Photo Gallery here.
Have a great (quilting) weekend.