Friday, January 21, 2011

Prayer Quilt

I have long had a passion for healing quilts. I have mostly been involved in exhibits and projects that make health care facilities an easier place for patients and their families or using quilts to raise money for terrible diseases. But recently, I have had a different experience. I made a prayer quilt for a friend at church. I used a simple log cabin design with plenty of white space for people to write their thoughts and prayers. For two weeks the quilt was out in the gathering place for people to add their words.

I did not spend any time photographing this piece. So here is my really informal photo of the piece just before it was delivered to our precious sister.


Suzanne Kistler said...

I did a similar quilt to this years ago, for the principal at our kids' school. He was facing a heart valve transplant. While he was at Hume Lake (camp) with the Jr Highers, I had each student and teacher write down their favorite verse on a block. We presented it to him the last week of school. It was one of the most rewarding quilts I ever worked on.

To my knowledge, it is still a treasured possession. I trust your friend will/does feel the same.

Deborah said...

What a beautiful and special quilt!