Book: Raise the Banners High: Making and Using Processional Banners

Pamela T. Hardiman and Josephine Niemann. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2002. 888-933-1800. 196 pp. $20.00. ISBN 1-56854-368-9.

After introductory information on the liturgical year and celebrating rites and sacraments (from a Roman Catholic perspective), the authors provide helpful chapters on the basics of design and hardware, techniques for quilted fabric panels, block designs, and working from free-form drawings. Appendices include several detailed patterns and colored photographs.

Emily R. Brink ( is Senior Research Fellow for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and former editor of Reformed Worship.


Reformed Worship 67 © March 2003, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Used by permission.