STITCH-BREATHE-SPEAK: The George Floyd Quilts “Prayers in Thread”

This stunning display of art and emotion recently on display at RiverWoods Exeter is a traveling exhibit, a collaborative effort of nine United Church of Christ churches in the state of New Hampshire to memorialize the deeply painful last words of George Floyd.

A group of residents at RiverWoods Exeter coordinated the exhibition that was open to residents and staff all day on Friday, April 22.

“Mr. Floyd’s public torture and murder in the spring of 2020, began the awakening of a country that has never fully reckoned with more than 400 years of trauma endured by black people. By hosting this exhibit, you actively take part in an effort to break the pattern of outrage and amnesia that follows acts of racially motivated violence in America. The goal of the Sacred Ally Quilt Ministry is to keep the story alive–to ensure that the outrage and the learning never ebbs.”

For more information on this extraordinary exhibit or the accompanying documentary film, visit