The South Plains Prayer Quilt Ministry began in 2008. Prayers are said during the course of quilt construction and in the final tying of the knots on the finished quilt.
The quilts have many loose threads or ties purposely sewn into them so that individuals can say prayers while tying the threads into square knots.
Since February 2011, more than 213 quilts have been delivered to individuals coping with illness or loss, or on a life journey where God’s comfort has been especially needed.
Some quilts stay within the South Plains church family; others have been sent to friends and family members in Pennsylvania, New York, and as far away as California. Prayer is an effective way to assist a person in need. The simple act of tying a prayer knot can be a humbling experience.
Many members have seen these beautiful and meaningful quilts displayed in Kirk Hall and have tied knots and added prayers. But not too many people have witnessed what happens when one of the quilts is presented to an unsuspecting recipient. It is an amazing and emotional event that proves that this Prayer Quilt Ministry is extremely valuable in fulfilling South Plains mission of sharing God’s love.