Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Special Quilter's Request

It has been brought to my attention,
by a very sweet and caring nurse,
that the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio,
need blankets
Home-made blankets. 
Blankets made with love.

Ordinarily, I would prepare a few during the course of
 building my other projects, probably setting them
up as a Leader/Ender project,
and donating a few at a time.

However, these fragile infants
are the babes of our brave military men and women,
so I'm asking for a little help.

Small quilts,  measuring 24" x 24" or larger,
are perfect for keeping the babies warmer in the isolate,
and provide them with a securitiy blanket as they get older. 
The nurse I mentioned will embroider the baby's name on the blankets
if the parents would like that. 

Please e-mail me for an address
if you care to send along a quilt or two. 
I am assuming the responsibility of collecting
and distributing them while I am here in TX.

Here's my first one.

Inspiration for this little quilt came from
She has some great tutorials:

It sure would be great if you could pass this along,
mention it to your friends,
mention it on your own blog.



John said...

Good luck with this Karen, it is a very worthy cause we owe them so much.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This is an amazing project and one that warms my heart. Thanks for taking this one on, Karen, I would love the address to contribute to this wonderfully worthwhile quilt project for these tiny, needy, babies.

Denise said...

How I wish I was a quilter, such a worthy cause.

Denise said...

Back again, I've shared your request on my blog, with a link to your post.

john bord said...

There are church groups that make quilts for newborns. You might want to consider contacting a few. There are some great quilters in them. Second are the care homes. There are a lots in there that love to quilt still and would love a project like this.

Best in your endeavors.

Linda said...

What a beautiful thing you are coordinating, Karen! If I was not already making baby quilts for our own Mercy Children's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, I would certainly join you. I hope you receive LOTS of quilts. We're having our Quilt-a-Thon this weekend and hope to have lots of participation. We are definitely "better together." Bless you!

Linda Reeder said...

Great project. I hope you gets lots of quilters.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very worthy cause, we are making them our hospitals here...

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice thoughts, I will pass this on to some quilters

Just Ramblin' said...

What a great project! You can count me in. You always get involved in such wonderful activities. Nola

Terry said...

I would love to make a few of these!

Kristin said...

Would they accept just simple flannel receiving blankets that are home-made? I made several of these for my son and they wash up so soft. Plus, they are great to swaddle the little ones when they are a little bigger. I generally make them 45" square - which is bigger than most store-bought receiving blankets.

Linda said...

Karen, I live near San Antonio, where I was born and raised. I have a soft place in my heart for both military families and for preemies, since my son and daughter in law were in the Navy and my grandson was a preemie. This is the busiest time of year for me, but I would love to try to work in a quilt for this cause.

Angie said...

I would love to contribute---thanks for posting and also for acting as the 'receiving center'. :) Will check my email for the addy. :)

Gmama Jane said...

I have some extra made up from the quilts given to me after the tornado disaster of last April 27th. I only give them out when requested...making sure they are Wanted! I would love to send 3-4 to your hospital. Please send me your address.
Gmama Jane

Finn said...

Hi Ho Karen, what a great project! Blessing to you for helping. I'd love to set aside what I'm working on and make some NCIU quilts. Please send an address if the need is still there. Hugs, Finn