Prayers & Squares Quilting

Last Saturday I went to my first meeting of the Prayers & Squares Quilting Ministry at my church. Prayers and Squares is a combination of quilting and praying– prayer quilts are made for whomever needs them and kept on hand. Then when someone needs extra special prayers, they pick a quilt and the whole parish ties knots on the quilts, saying a prayer with each knot for the person (this is how my church does it; perhaps some churches make quilts as the need arises).

When we met last Saturday (they have been meeting for years but this was my first time attending), we went through the fabric stash and picked out fabric combinations for quilts. I started with this purple fabric:

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I just really fell in love with this bold floral! Then I picked three other fabrics to go with it, two different yellows and a purple:

prayers and squares fabric

Then I cut all the fabric into 6 inch squares. I am thinking I might just do a random HST quilt, something kind of like this one. I still need to figure out if I want to do binding for the quilt (and if so, what fabric) and what backing fabric. I am looking forward to starting!


5 thoughts on “Prayers & Squares Quilting

  1. What a lovely ministry your church is doing! I know I would love to have one of these for myself as well as for my Mom. I think this is a beautiful way of showing God’s love to another and it is so good of you to use your time and talent to be a part of it. I am not surprised in the least though, as you are one of the most caring and wonderful people I have ever known. May you be richly blessed for your kindness.


    • I am so happy to be a part of this ministry! You are so right about it being a good way to show God’s love, too.

      And… hugs back at you, Maureen! Thank you for your kind words. I hope you and your Mom are doing well. I think I need to send some “snail mail” your way soon!

    • The group makes quilts for anyone who “needs” one. It could be someone who is ill, someone going through a hard time, someone grieving, etc. The purpose is to show our love and prayers for the person in a tangible way.

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