Prayers &Squares Quilting Ministry

We were founded in 1998

Prayers & Squares Motto: 

“It’s not about the quilt, it’s all about the prayers.”

TLC’s Quilting Ministries:  

Prayers and Squares quilts, Linus children’s quilts, high school graduate quilts, patriotic quilts donated to Balboa Hospital, Lutheran World Relief quilts and prayer squares.

Where and When: 

TLC Fellowship Hall on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, from 9:00am - 12:00noon. 

Linus Layering meets the first Tuesday of each month at 9am. 


Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!

The thriving quilt ministry at Tierrasanta Lutheran Church serves Prayers and Squares, the Linus Project, and the Balboa Naval Hospital. Learn more as you watch the video below.



Quilters in the congregation gather to make prayer quilts and quilts for high school seniors, members of the military and veterans. 

We are now meeting in person,  the first and third Saturday of each month. During this time we share the projects we've been working on. We continue in our motto "It's not about the quilt, it is all about the prayer."

Lutheran World Relief

Each year we normally complete 100-120 quilts for LWR in time for the Ingathering in October.  This year Ingathering Sunday will be October 17th.  We cut the Donated material is cut into 11” squares and kits of 48 squares are distributed to our quilters who assemble the tops.  The quilts are large—60” x 80” per LWR guidelines.  Typically we then gather as a group to layer and tie the quilts.  

Since this is very simple sewing—just straight seams and the pieces are already cut—we are always looking for people who want to sew.

Project Linus

Several of the quilters make quilts for Project Linus, a National organization that gives quilts to children ages 0-18 who are hospitalized or in shelters. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 9am in our fellowship Hall. 

Challenge Quilt Project


One of the highlights each year is our fun Challenge Quilt project. Our supply cabinet is filled with many quilts from this project. During the year, the Prayers & Squares members are given an assignment, or “challenge." Sometimes we have a theme. For one of the challenges, members reached into a Beatles bag containing lyrics from various Beatles songs to be used as inspiration for their quilts. As we gathered months later for the big “reveal,” each song was played as the members presented their quilts and shared what they learned about the song. Another time, each member reached into a Frida Kahlo bag to pick a different artist (Monet, Van Gogh, etc.) that included pictures of their paintings for inspiration. The completed quilts were very creative, and the quilters shared interesting stories about the artists. As a group, we look forward to the yearly Challenge Quilt Project as a part of this meaningful Prayers & Squares ministry.