There is nothing more vulnerable than a small baby, and no one more fearful than parents of a newborn who is struggling. We hope that the little things we make provide the families they are given to some comfort during an extremely difficult time.

Our Mission

To provide a piece of comfort and tenderness to infants staying in the neo-natal intensive care unit and their families during a time of immense stress.

Monday, July 20, 2009

HELP! It takes a village right?

If this on-line quilting villiage is as big as I think that it is, I might just be in the right spot. I need some help, I have a lot of scaps at home that I'm planning on using for the quilts, but I could use more, if I want this project to grow as much as I think that it needs to.

So what can you do? Blog about the project, if you don't mind? Or if you have the ability and the scraps, donate them our way. Pre-cut scraps would be amazing, if you're anything like me you have 5 squares left from a charm pack, 10 strips left from a jelly roll or honey bun, or some turnover pieces. Anything that you could send would be greatly appreciated.

And if my little rant isn't convincing enough, here is Gracie Jane the day after she was born. If this was your babes, you know you would love something special to wrap them in.
I really have this project in my head 24/7 at the moment. I've already finished a couple quilts that I will put up on the project site this week. There is nothing more helpless than a baby in distress, and it breaks my heart to think of it. I'm already working on a tag for the quilts that will include the name/organization who donated the material for the quilt given. Just a way to show the families that it's not just me, there are others out there who are willing to help on behalf of someone they don't even know.
So e-mail me if you can blog about this, or e-mail it to friends, or if you are willing to donate to us. Any help is apprecaited, and no matter how small, a gift is a gift.

6 comments:

  1. I have a charm pack I'm willing to part with. If you'll email me the address, I'll send it right away.

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  2. Michaela. Since you didn't leave an e-mail and I can't access your blogger ID, I can't contact you. If you read this please e-mail me at thegraciejaneproject@yahoo.com.

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  3. I'm sorry! I thought it sent you my email when I submitted a comment. Ha, I'll figure all this blog business out eventually.

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  4. Hi Barbara-
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog today. I would love to help you out with fabric and even making some quilts. I am getting ready for a craft show in a month, but after that I am open to help with little quilts and I can send fabric anytime, just let me know. I would love to help out, the NICU holds a very special place in my heart.

    Talk Soon!
    Melissa

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  5. i'm in! do you want me to design a label for the quilts that we can print through spoonflower? If so let me know.. I'll pay for the printing as my donation to your amazing project!

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  6. What a wonderful project this is! My second son was born at full term almost six years ago, but experienced breathing difficulties and was transferred within hours to MacMaster in Hamilton. He stayed there for nine days and was discharged healthy! It was a stressful time, but other than the fact that your baby is sick, the NICU is a wonderful place to be! We were taken care of so well!
    I hope to make a quilt to donate to your project sometime this year. Enjoy the wonderful work you do!
    ltenhage@gmail.com

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