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The Members Projects page is a place members can add instructions or information for special projects.

Instructions for Pieced Name Badge

Instructions for Fusible Name Badge

A Special Thanks to Helen Weinman of Heartbeat Quilts, who donated 30 bolts of fabric to the Sandwich Stitchers, a quilting group within Bayberry Quilters, for quilts to be made for McCarthy House, the NICU at Tufts, and for pillowcases for Conkerr Cancer.


PREEMIE QUILTS

I send preemie quilts to Tuft's New England Medical Center's Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit in Boston. I use baby cotton or flannel fabrics, given to me, or picked up at Bayberry meetings. I practice new quilting methods I learn.

Perhaps you would like to help. The NICU can use quilts, crib/warmer covers, incubator covers and blankets.

Quilts can be 16, 18, or 21" square, or similar rectangle shapes, with a thin batting or just a flannel backing. They can be quilted or tied, and can have secure embellishments. The quilts go home with the babies.

Crib/warmers are made from 2 pieces of fabric, one a juvenile print and one being a navy, black or brown. Sew the fabric right sides together, turn and stitch around the edges. Size can range from 6"x12" up to 17"x32". These shield the baby's head/face/body from the light.

Blankets sizes are 12" to 36" square or similar rectangle shape. A single piece of polar fleece, knit, flannel, or any soft fabric can be used. Edges can be serged, turned under, or any finish you desire. They can be machine-appliqued. These blankets go home with the babies.

Incubator covers protect the babies from light and are really needed. They are made from 2 1/2 yards of fabric. If interested, call or email Ellie for these instructions.

It's a wonderful feeling knowing I can help brighten the days for the parents of the tiny babies. Any of these items may be given to me. There is a nurse in Sandwich who works in the unit, so I give the quilts to her.

Puss In the Corner Preemie quilt directions

See membership book for Ellie Held's phone number or email address.



Miles of Pillowcase Smiles

A Case for Smiles has provided over 240,000 pillowcases made by thousands of volunteers from across North America and in South Africa. School groups, sewing circles, church groups and fabric stores have all pitched in and are making pillowcases for the kids. An exciting new program has been to take fabric and sewing machines to hospitals and sew with the patients and their families.

ConKerr Cancer has been able to make amazing progress towards fulfilling our goal of making hospital stays as pleasant as possible for chronically ill children and their parents. Simultaneously the pillowcase project has fostered a spirit of community and volunteer service in communities across North America. Unfortunately the number of sick children never ends, and we must continue to expand our efforts to help brighten patientsí lives and raise awareness about childhood cancer.

To participate in the project, please make "happy" pillowcases and bring them to monthly meetings. They will be collected, laundered, packaged and delivered to various children's hospitals in Massachusetts.

Chris Harrington is coordinating this project, see membership book for Chris' phone number or email address.

Click here to view Hot Dog pillow case directions