With their usual enthusiasm our warm-hearted St Mark’s Quilters have embraced our latest project – Blankets of Love for RPA Newborn Care.
Little 24 inch square quilts, they are given to grieving parents whose newborn bubs sadly don’t survive.
Since our decision to support Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in this way, several women have told us about the secret pain of losing a baby, and we are coming to appreciate how very meaningful these little quilts can be at this sad time, and for many years on.
A quilt is a precious memento to cling to, and when friends comment on the quilt it gives the parents an opening to talk about the little one they have loved and lost, but who will always have a special place in their hearts.
Di B and I ran up a few examples, and before long there was no stopping our girls.
Gail made this cutie scattered with tiny circus lions.
And Moo dipped into her stash of pinks to make these sweet and girly little quilts.
From a quilter’s point of view they are a delight to make – and a wonderful opportunity to try out new techniques with quick results.
I’ve added a special Page for these Blankets of Love so you can keep track of our progress in the photo gallery.