Pocket Prayer Quilts provide comfort to our patients and their families. The ones you see here are quilted and sewn, but you can make them any number of ways. Finished pocket prayer quilts should be between 2 1/2” x 2 1/2" square to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square.
Pocket Prayer Quilts can be made in quilt patterns or, if you prefer, you can simply stitch two pieces of fabric together.
Cut out two squares of the same size (please, no other shape) and sew them, front sides, together leaving one side of the square open. This creates the “pocket.” Trim the seams.
Turn the square right side out and press.
Place a wooden heart inside the square.
Tie a small piece of ribbon or yarn on to the quilt card.
Hand stitch or machine stitch the square closed, stitching into the seam the ribbon or yarn as you go.
You can deliver or mail the Pocket Prayer Quilts to your local hospital. For Lexington, mail or deliver to:
Volunteer Services at Saint Joseph Hospital
1 Saint Joseph Drive
Lexington KY, 40504
Please be sure to click on this Donation Form link to provide information about your donation. Please print out the form and fill it out. This form must be included with your donated items.