Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Flags for Boston

Today we are joined by Shari.   

"I took a day off from my usual painting to make some prayer flags to send love, peace, and healing to all those involved in the recent Boston bombings.  All I could use was my supplies that I already had (I don't have a car) so I had to use what was on hand.  I sewed, stamped and embroidered 12 flags, measuring about 9 x 11.  Using hemp twine to hang them on my porch, I sent hope and love into the wind to travel all over the world.  

I have family and friends in Boston, so it really makes my heart ache to see it all on TV.  Maybe my little effort will ease someone else's pain.
Thank you for letting me share this with you."

If you feel like making flags for Boston, the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild have launched a project 
To Boston With Love. Follow the link for all the details.

Monday, April 22, 2013


Jamie Fingal; In light of recent events in the USA, my prayer flag is for peace in the homeland
My collection of prayer flags in my studio is growing

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sew Happy

Monica Dennis has recently been introduced to the delights of making Prayer Flags.

This is her first contribution!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Love is...Looking in the Same Direction

Michele Bilyeu dedicates this flag to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. 
She eloquently explains her thought processes over on this blog post.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Student Collection

Julie Hernandez, an art teacher in North Texas, who first shared a flag with us here, has now sent us these flags that she has made with her students.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A collection of Six Flags from Liz Pearce

Liz Pearce from New Zealand here.
I have completed my prayer flags for the season of Lent.
I always used donated or recycled materials for my prayer flags. 
I have even used clear plastic bags and these proved quite effective.
I would encourage readers to make a prayer flag using whatever is at hand ... don't make excuses. 
Use found materials - paper, plastic, fabric, weed-matting ... go wild!
Use a glue stick or glue gun, if you can't find a needle and thread.
Use a felt pen and simply draw or write.
Let the prayer flag be messy ... loose threads can add texture and meaning.
Don't wait for 'good ideas' ... any piece of art that considers others makes the world a better place for each of us.
Don't judge or compare your flag with others ... you are a wonderful and unique you ... let it shine through your creation.
And enjoy the process!!!!