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Thread: Prayer Quilts for the church

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    Prayer Quilts for the church

    I make prayer quilts for my church. They are to be approx. 40" wide by 60" long. I can use any pattern I want as long as there are prayer ties on the front and a cross on the back. Here are pictures of the latest stash of quilts I turned in. Thank you for viewing.
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    very nice .. beautiful colors.. but what is a "prayer quilt"?

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    Very pretty.

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    Wonderful! I make prayer quilts too for our church Prayers and Squares group. I love the idea of the cross on the back. Are those appliquéd? For Katiedid2. . . If Janet's church does them like ours, we put the threads in them ready to be tied. But then when someone is sick or has another need for prayer, we put a quilt on the patio and people pray for that person as they tie one of the knots. When the recipient gets the quilt, he knows many people have prayed for him.
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    [QUOTE=Katiedid2;7151588]very nice .. beautiful colors.. but what is a "prayer quilt"?[/QUOTE

    A prayer quilt is for someone who is in need of our prayers--do to an illness, loss, injury, etc. The quilt is placed in the church and members and friends say prayers for the receiver. Some quilts are only put together with ties and while people are saying a prayer they also tie a knot to "hold the prayer into the quilt." It is okay if a prayer quilt is machine quilted, but the ties have to still be on it as well. When the receiver gets the quilt and they snuggle up in it, they find comfort in knowing God is close as well as their family and friends and it helps them get through their difficult times.

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    They are beautiful.

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    I hand sew the crosses on the back. I usually make them out of the same color as the quilt binding.

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    I am certain the recipients feel the power put in them/

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    nicely done
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    Good job. Beautiful quilts.
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    They are beautiful, and thank you for explaining the process/meaning. Most interesting. I am sure they are much appreciated and give great comfort to the recipients.

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    Lovely quilts. Thanks for sharing with us.
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    Very nicely done. HOPE that making these lovely quilts are making a dent in your stash !!
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    Bless your heart for making these for people in need. They are lovely and will bring real comfort.

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    what a blessing to them and you!!

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    Those are really beautiful and the backs are lovely too! A wonderful idea!

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    Thank you so much for making these. They are beautiful.
    A fellow teacher brought me one just before I had to retire because my adrenals were deterioring. I still have it and love it.

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    very pretty scrap quilts, (prayer quilts) lovely
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Those are all beautiful quilts.

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    very nice prayer quilts like the cross idea on the bac k!!!
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    lovely quilts
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    I like them very much. Like the cross on the back.
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    Those are beautiful. What a great way to use up the scraps.

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    Awesome !!
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    Beautifully done for a good cause.

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