"I can't breathe" is the lamentation of centuries."
Dr. Harriet Ward
Photo courtesy of St. Paul's School
The Sacred Ally Quilt Ministry was born during the long pandemic summer of 2020. Called to respond to the injustice and horror of George Floyd's murder, members of nine New Hampshire United Church of Christ congregations collaborated to make eleven quilts, which together memorialize the last words of George Floyd.
These quilts are prayers in thread. They are a distillation of four hundred years of oppression. They express the devastating pain of America's racial wounds.
In churches, schools, and other institutions, these quilts have proven to be an effective tool for provoking transformative conversations about race in the United States.