Quilt Ministry

Prayers & Squares Prayer.

What is Prayers & Squares?

Prayers and Squares is a multi-denominational outreach ministry that combines the gift of prayer with the gift of a hand-tied quilt.

Our motto is "It's not about the quilt, it's about the prayers.

" What is a prayer quilt? Can you touch a prayer?

Can you pull it close and feel its comfort?

You can if it is part of a prayer quilt.

The idea behind these quilts is simple, yet powerful. A heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the ends are left free to be tied. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone in need of prayers. All are invited to offer a prayer and tie a knot.

The quilt is then given to the person. What makes each quilt so special is not the pattern, colour or workmanship, but the fact that prayer is symbolically tied into each one a tangible reminder of the many said prayers.

These comforters are a symbol of faith and a testimony to our belief in God and in the power of prayer.

Who can receive a prayer quilt? A prayer quilt may be requested for anyone, living anywhere, you feel may be in need of prayers, i.e. sickness, awaiting surgery, cancer patients, personal crisis, etc.

How do I request a prayer quilt? The person for whom the quilt is being requested must be asked if they are open to receiving the prayers and for what they would like our community to pray, i.e. acceptance of God's will, strength, prayers for their family, healing, a cure, etc. Permission to disclose information should we be asked.

Anonymity is optional. Once the above requirements have been met, contact the member listed at the end of this document and she will take down the information and present it to the group at the next meeting. Is there a price for a prayer quilt? We do not accept any form of payment for a prayer quilt. It is a gift of love and prayer that cannot be bought or sold. There should be no feeling of obligation to Prayers and Squares in any way.

Our prayer quilt ministry works on their own budget. Free will offerings for needed supplies are graciously accepted at any time. We would also welcome donations of fabric, thread, and needles.

Members of our Prayers and Squares ministry are pleased to be able to give their time in the making of the quilts in the hope that the recipients will receive comfort both spiritually and physically from the prayers represented by the quilts.

Would you like to learn more about our Ministry? Quilt tops are sewn together in our homes by members of our group and we gather together to sandwich and thread the quilts. We are always looking for people to join our group. You don't have to be a quilter. We need people to put ties through the quilt layers and whip stitch batting pieces together.

We meet the second and last Friday of each month in the parish hall after the 9:00 a.m. Mass We would appreciate the help of anyone who is able to machine sew an inch seam. We will provide the fabric and even cut the strips for you to sew together. If you hand sew, you could help with our bindings. We hope you will stop by, come to help or just visit us as we work.

For more information or to request a quilt, contact: Louise Lucier, 519-368-5649; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To assist with sewing, contact: Agnes White, 519-396-8755; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It's not about the quilt; it's all about the prayers. www.prayerquilt.org