About This Quilt

Peace Quilt

About this Quilt

This quilt was made by 9th grade students at a school in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Art teacher Jane Dalton saw the November/December holiday season as an opportunity to explore the world’s religions and the common use of prayer with her students. Inspiration for a prayer quilt came from Jane’s deep personal interest in the spiritual and symbolic meanings of cloth across time, culture and religions.

After researching sacred texts from around the world, students wrote personal prayers, wishes, and dreams for the future. The fabric collage pockets created by each student contain those prayers. Safety pins and scraps of fabric hold prayers added by faculty and other students.

As this site develops further, you will be able to read the prayers held in the pockets and post your own prayer for peace too!

(used with permission)