My church has a ministry called "Prayers & Squares". Quilts are made for someone in need of comfort, and ties are put in. When the quilt is selected, people say prayers for the recipient so that when they received the quilt, every tie represents a prayer said just for them. I do at least minimal machine quilting to make sure the quilts stay together in the wash.
This quilt was made with a collection of charm squares that spent several years on my shelf. Paired with beige, it made a very interesting quilt