Quilts for the Premature Baby Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital Special care baby Unit.
These quilts are used in the incubators and are 16 x 20 inches. Brightly coloured fabrics can be used and any design is welcome.
No buttons or surface decoration to be added as babies are placed on the quilts and the quilts are washed very frequently.
Made for the parents of babies who are still born. These quilts are A4 in size, white and quilted with white or cream thread.
Demelza Neo-natal units at Eltham and Sittingbourne.
These quilts are for babies who are terminally ill with a very short life expectancy and are also 16 x 20 inches.
These quilts are made of white fabric with polyester wadding, and quilted with pastel threads, neutral or white with no surface decoration. These quilts are donated to the parents
The Red Box Project
This charity supplies Red Boxes to schools containing emergency supplies of sanitary towels, tampons, wipes etc for the use of girls 'caught short' or those who are hard up.
We are making fabric 'purses' as a useful and pretty addition.
There are many patterns but the one below has been used by BQ before and works well
These heart shaped cushions have proved hugely helpful to women following breast or heart surgery. They sit under arm and keep the pressure off the sore bit to enable sleep, relief from tight seat belts and they look nice.
They are made from two pieces of fabric 16 x 16 inches - matching/contrast/fun but preferably bright and cheerful designs. Ribbon - 2 x 18 inches, one inch wide is ideal but any is good. Stuffing - cheap pillows are a great source. BQ has a template for the shape. we have made 50 plus of these so far and most have now been given away.
'Fidget quilts'- quilts for people with dementia
These quilts have proved to be very popular in local care homes that care for people with dementia.
The following guidelines give an indication of the best 'ingredients' and designs-
Examples made by Anne are shown below-
The Linus charity encourages quilt groups to make cheery quilts for children and young people who are facing the challenge of illness, disability or family upheaval. The Linus charity has an excellent website- www.projectlinusuk.org.uk