The next kind of quilt that I want to make for the Quilt Ministry
is called a "Prayer Quilt".
I first read about them on a couple of other blogs,
then started doing research,
and found the PrayerQuilts.org website.
While that organization is a good one,
it's not for me.
Some of the rules just don't work for my situation.
What is a Prayer Quilt?
Here is how I will be making them:
First the quilt top is sewn.
Often finished quilt tops are donated by quilters
who have extras just laying around.
(Yes...this happens alot. UFO's!!!)
After the quilt top is made,
the three layers of the quilt sandwich
will be hand tied together.
(Like you used to see in the 'old days').
As I work on the quilt,
with each knot that I tie,
I will say a prayer for the recipient.
I can pray for their situation,
their family, their faith,
So many things!!
(here is an example of a hand tied quilt)
Then, when finished,
I will enclose a note telling them
about their prayer quilt,
and surprise them with the knowledge
that all this time they have been
COVERED UNDER PRAYER.
I am so excited to get started.
Well, actually I have already started.
Here's the beginning of one for the first request
that I received:
( I will show more when the quilt top is completed.)
Often prayer quilts are made for childrens hospitals,
and cancer patients.
I'll make them for anyone that asks,
but I have a 'target' group
that I feel led to make quilts for.
I would like to make them for people that
CARE FOR terminal loved ones.
Often the caretakers are overlooked,
and they really give and give of themselves.
How blessed they would be
if they could know someone is praying for them!!
How can you help?
If you are a quilter:
Unwanted, lonely, unfinished
Quilt tops would be awesome!!
Also I need large pieces of fabric for borders and backing,
and I need batting.
I will put specific needs up under the Quilt Ministry Tab.