Thursday, May 31, 2012

11 Little Preemie Quilts All In A Row

I finished another 11 little preemie quilts for our local NICU today!


I have to say I am so happy that these are finished as well!  This makes 15 preemie quilts for me so far this year.  My other 4 preemie quilts can be found here.  I usually do between 5 - 20 of these a year.  My youngest was in a NICU for just 5 days but it really impacted our family - so I try to give a little back for the excellent care we had while my son was there.  The nurses and doctors really, really cared about the babies and did their absolute best for us.  That's why I brought the preemie quilt charity program to our guild years ago.  Since then, it has taken on a life of it's own and grown and stabilized.  It is wonderful to see.

I usually make my preemie quilts out of my left-overs from all of the baby quilts I make; but, sometimes I find a great deal on some kid fabrics and I buy it up!  It feels so good to give to others in this way.  This might be the only baby quilt for a lot of these babies.

If you would like to see how I make my preemie quilts you can find my preemie quilt tutorial here.

I encourage you all to make a few little preemie quilts!  They are an excellent way to use up some scraps of left-over blocks and they go to a great cause.  Just check with your local NICU to see what size etc they would like first.

Happy Quilting All!


gale said...

So cute, and what a great cause. I emailed our local hospital asking about this but they never got back to me. I should just ask when I take my dd to the doctor next week.

Lynn W. said...

I love yours! I make them for our Naval Hospital's NICU. My great-grandson was born there a couple years ago, 14 weeks early. Of course he had one for his Isolette and my donation has grown from there. I turned in 17 in May and have another 12 cut out. It's such a rewarding project.

Chatterbox Quilts said...

Katrina, so lovely of you to give back. Our quilt guild has just started making preemie quilts and they're a great way to use up scraps and practise your free motion quilting skills. I'm sure your donations will be much appreciated.

Emily said...

These quilts are great! I live in the US and I'm trying to find an organization to donate premie quilts to - do you just drop yours off at the hospital or do you go through an organization who collects them? I've contacted the local NICU but haven't gotten any response!