Monday, March 23, 2015

Thrown to the Wind

Guila Greer

I was shopping for something else in one of our local crafty chain stores and saw this forlorn and forgotten package of burlap in the clearance section. It was already cut into 4 "prayer flag size' pieces but I don't think that was the original intent - nothing written on the package. Anyway I immediately jumped to that idea although I had never seen burlap flags or had made any myself. By the time my friend and I left the store I had sketched out in my mind a vague notion of how I would use them and couldn't wait to get started. It was a learning process from the beginning and I pretty much made it up as I went along.

 One caution - when making prayer flags one should avoid stitching into the area at the top that is supposed to be left clear for hanging, lol.
 Can't wait to get started on another set!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Prayer Flag Quilt

"On a trip to Tibet in 1990, I purchased some prayer flags and yak bells. The small flags are paper with the prayers printed on them. The other string is printed on fabric. They were not new so wear and tear are visible. The yak bells on the bottom of the quilt provided music throughout the country. Eyes on the top of the quilt are a Tibetian traditional design." - Beth Nelson

Tibet prayer flag quilt. W 21 in, H 30 in

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015


My prayer flag for Jill Berry.
The bird and sunflower are printed directly onto the fabric and then I colored them in with watercolor pencils.  The background fabric was created using a foam stamp and very wet Setacolor paint.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Plans for You

 I have Bible verses going along the stripes of the legs. They are the Living Bible translation and their locations are: Jeremiah 29:11 and Psalms 91:11   I live in Glassboro, NJ. I was filled with happiness creating this prayer flag for Jill.  Thanks, Kathy

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Love, Leap. Laugh

Libby Williamson, from California, made this beautiful Prayer Flag for Jill K. Berry. 
The front side has some "Leaping Legs" attached. 

The back side has a pocket stuffed with a few treasures and a personal note.
Thank you for sharing Libby!
Please email photos of prayer flags you would like to share to
prayerflagproject (at) gmail (dot) com

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Make a Healing Flag for Jill K. Berry

We invite you to make a 'healing' flag for Jill K. Berry to cheer her up while she recovers from open heart surgery.

Size - 5x7 vertical format
Can be made out of fabric and paper (must be easy to sew through on a sewing machine on the top), because all of the flags will be sewn onto bias tape or ribbon for easy hanging. All of the elements on the flag should be securely attached, no thicker than 1/4 inch, no heavier than 4 oz and please do not use glitter on them.

Suggested motifs - Jill loves images of leaping humans (think leap of faith), and of course maps and lettering.    Keep important motifs away from the top 1" because we will be stitching through that top 1" to attach your flag to some bias tape for hanging.    You can put a non bulky lightweight pocket on the back to insert a personal note to Jill if you want but please make sure that the pocket is securely attached.

Shipping your flags:
Deadline to receive flags by March 15
Send to Susan Brubaker Knapp
Deadline to receive flags by March 20
Kathy York
Sue Bleiweiss

Please email me at prayerflagproject (at) gmail (dot) com for the mailing address.