Prayer Quilt Ministry

St. Michael’s is a member of the Prayers and 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.

If you would like to join us St. Michael’s Prayer Quilt Ministry meets in room A of the Parish Center. We have an evening meeting on the 2nd Thursday from 7-9PM and a daytime meeting on the 4th Tuesday from 10AM – noon. On the 3rd Sunday of the month after masses we have quilts that need your prayers.

If you would like to request a quilt you can stop in the office, stop at our table on the 3rd Sunday or download the request form and email it to

For additional information contact Karlene Blackburn (858) 484-0154

Contact Information

Karlene Blackburn
(858) 484-0154