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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Renewed Hope

I'm taking a new look at The Gracie Jane Project over the next little while. I was re-contacted by the NICU that I had had previous contact with and I have a date of August 31st for a visit and our first donation.The more I thought about it though the more that I feel the need to re- work the project a little.

Working in non-profit pofessionally I know that the best successes are those that are run very much as you would a business. So where to go? Here is my list . . .

1. New logo

2. Mission statement

3. One uniform pattern (3 rows of this pattern and a 2.5" border in background colour)

4. Realistic and specific wish list for donors - see "How you can help" on our sidebar

5. Pledge to donors - That all donors will be properly recognized on our blog as well as on the label placed on the back of the quilt with which their materials were used. We promise to keep donors up to date on our donations, and any stories that we receive permission to share from families that have one of our quilts.

6. Letter/E-mail donation request

7. Get quilting with what I have here

Wish me luck. I few of these I have already I just need to get them written down. It is my hope that with a plan I can use my next 8 months off with baby Drew to really get this project off the ground.


  1. I would be happy to make and donate quilts for this. So far three of us have gotten together to make them!

  2. Roberta! Send me an e-mail at as I cannot reply to your post to get back in touch with you! Thanks so much for your support!