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Morden, Manitoba, Canada

I am Barb Westfall, a quilt artist from Canada. Much of my art is inspired by the wide open landscape all around me and by great works of art hanging in galleries around the world.
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Carpe Diem Prayer Flags

from The Quilted Canvas
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Carpe Diem Prayer Flags
Carpe Diem Prayer Flags Carpe Diem - Courage
Carpe Diem Prayer Flags Carpe Diem - Joy
Carpe Diem Prayer Flags Carpe Diem - Peace
Carpe Diem Prayer Flags Carpe Diem - Faith
Carpe Diem Prayer Flags Carpe Diem - Love

Pattern Description:

Prayer flags are like small textile collages that bring support, comfort and encouragement to someone who really needs it. It's a tangible way we can walk along side someone whose life is a bit challenging at the moment.
Carpe Diem (seize the day) is the theme of this set of five prayer flags. My niece Kora took inspiration and strength from these words during her cancer surgery and recovery. When she was ready, Kora passed the flags on to her mom to give her courage in her last days. Now they are supporting a young mom with tiny newborn twins. Begin your legacy of encouragement by creating your own set ... Carpe Diem!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5 prayer flags - 5" x 7" each


  • 5 pieces of medium weight fusible stabilizer 5" x 7"
  • Small pieces of fabric up to 5" x 7"
  • 5 pieces of felt 5" x 7"
  • 2 yards narrow ribbon
  • dark grey and bright colored thread

You Will Also Need:

  • Black permanent markers such as Pigma - fine tip and wider tip
  • Steam-a-Seam or other fusible web