Isn't there a site that has quilt patterns or suggestions for baby quilts when the baby didn't survive? I thought I had a link saved, but I can't seem to locate it now. Your help would be most appreciated. This message has been edited. Last edited by: wildcatmom,
Jun 28, 2012, 11:47 AM
Angelfire???? I think there is one on this site. I've made them,its sad but is appreciated.Here Is a link. Under Preemie than look for the appropriate title..BOO Hoo
so sad and i difficult time. that is what my little groups make...depends on the size of the little Angel. i make them 12 x 12 usually. the mom receives the baby in the little quilt or shroud..and she gets the quilt in a little keepsake box when she is discharged.
5 lbs is almost full term, and we make those about 15 to 20" square.
Jun 28, 2012, 03:29 PM
Kim - Strut526
these are thinner..like a receiving blanket
Jun 28, 2012, 03:55 PM
Thanks for sharing the Care Wear site. In addition to the burial items, they also have patterns for hospital dolls, etc. Under Patterns they have recently released the 2012 free downloadable pattern book. The newsletters show pictures of items the nationwide group has made and frequently has patterns for the tiniest of the infants.
Jun 28, 2012, 04:53 PM
Kim - Strut526
Care Wear is an excellent organization. The little group i am apart of, is Michigan Knit and Crochet. we make these items and the tiny hats,for the local maternity ward. My crocheting is pretty rough looking, so i use the sewing patterns. i would just like to add, i showed my neighbor what we were making, and she started crying, she had lost a baby,and there was nothing like this for her,at that time..25 years ago. She was so touched by the efforts of people making these kind of things.. i will check out the new downloadable pattern book! Thanks!
Jun 28, 2012, 05:27 PM
Oh, my, that is a wonderful thing to do.
Jun 28, 2012, 09:22 PM
Thanks for being part of an active charitable group.
Care Wear is headquartered in my home town, Frederick MD. I believe the local group meets twice a year for a sew-a-thon in addition to the small groups and individuals. I've occasionally donated excess fabric so that the ladies who have the skill can continue stitching. There's even a senior's facility in Frederick that will provide the stuffing so their residents can stuff and sew closed items to be donated to the hospital and one day I hope to provide some "to be stuffed" dolls, etc. and do two good works at the same time. However, we all know which road good intentions pave.
Jun 29, 2012, 03:41 PM
My son and his wife lost a son this week & our hearts are broken.
Thank you for sharing this information, and a huge thank you to all who sew for these charities. I have a new focus.
Jun 29, 2012, 05:49 PM
My sympathies to you, Karen.
Last year when my daughter delivered early her stillborn baby girl (14 weeks) I made a "soft box" for them to keep any keepsakes in. I put embroidered designs on the top and inside the top (B!ble verses that had her name in them) and put a zipper around the opening so nothing would ever get lost. I made it about 9 x 11 so paper would fit in too.
Jun 29, 2012, 05:50 PM
The embroidery on the inside. They named her Hope.
Jun 29, 2012, 06:58 PM
Kim - Strut526
i am so heartbroken for all of you too. i cant imagine that kind of loss..so sorry.
Jun 29, 2012, 09:23 PM
Oh my! That keepsake is absolutely beautiful!!!
I use tomake lot of things for NICU when I worked. We did footprints in seashells, that kind of stuff.