| Welcome to Prayers & Squares
Prayers & Squares is an interfaith outreach organization that combines the gift of prayer with the gift of a hand-tied quilt. Unlike many other groups that make quilts for charitable causes, the purpose of Prayers & Squares is not to make and distribute quilts, but to promote prayer through the use of quilts. Our motto is: "It's not about the quilt; it's all about the prayers."
Each Knot Represents a Prayer
The idea behind these prayer quilts is simple. A heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the ends are left free to be tied with a square knot. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is offered for someone in need – someone who has asked us to pray for them. The quilt is then given to that person. What makes each quilt unique is not the pattern, color, or workmanship, but the fact that prayer is symbolically tied into each one.These "comforters" are a statement of faith, and a testimony to our belief in God and in the power of prayer.
Prayers & Squares began in 1992 at Hope United Methodist Church in San Diego, California. The history of the organization includes the touching story about the first prayer quilt, made for 2-year-old Kody.
The organization now consists of thousands of individual chapters in thirteen countries. Each chapter has agreed to follow three basic rules, which we refer to as the "Three Commandments of Prayers & Squares". Prayers & Squares chapters have made, prayed over, and given out many quilts - each a gift of love. They have been made for people with medical, emotional or spiritual concerns, difficult family situations, personal crisis or grief.