Last week Maryann, the PMQG President, and I dropped off a collection of darling little quilts for a new Neo-natal ICU unit that has just opened up locally.
We delivered nine quilts, and know that other PMQG members dropped off more during the week. We picked the quilts up at Modern Domestic, who kindly allowed us to use their store as a backdrop for the photos.
The quilts included a couple I had made…. including a disappearing nine patch quilt using some lovely Hoffman Batiks that Sam at Hunter Design Studios had given me.
And a simple patchwork quilt using leftover Glitz fabric from Michael Miller. I was so excited to see how well this fabric washed up.
Monica very kindly did up a free PDF pattern for this quilt which she shares on her website Happy Zombie.
Fussy cut bordered squares done by Susan Paris…
Charming nine patches by Michael Ann….
And simple patchwork.
The need for these quilts will be ongoing, so I already have a couple more in the works. If you feel inspired to make a little (36 x 36) quilt, most hospital NICU’s take quilty donations, or you can also drop a quilt off with your local Project Linus Chapter or other blanket charity. It really is an easy way to make a difference.
So dust off those orphan blocks, pull out that novelty print you have that you do not know what to do with… go on make a quilt…you know you want to.