Every year I get Moravian cookies for Christmas to share with my family. My sister-in-law Katharine Woodwell (AKA Bobbie) and Howard were raised as Moravians. The cookies kind of strengthen "the ties that bind." Since I started painting the gifts sent to me, I have painted the cookies, cookie tins and a Moravian star. This year, I decided my thank you card should have a Moravian church. I went on-line and found one in the town of Clemmons, North Carolina, where Katharine and Howard grew up. That church is not particularly attractive to me, so I made a painting of Hope Moravian Church, in Winston-Salem.
The cookies are very thin and always come from Mrs. Travis Hanes, who does live in Clemmons. Her cookies are hand-rolled, hand-cut, and hand packed. I might add that they are also very delicious.