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Threads of Love – NICU Blankets

on Mar 15, 2016 in Blog, charity, SAMQG |

I’m so happy to have participated in the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild’s (SAMQG) Threads of Love NICU Blanket Sewing Challenge. Fabric was donated. Kits were cut.

Fun fact: NICU blankets are made from 21″ x 21″ cut squares. Seems easy enough to rotary cut, right? It is incredibly fast to create a template from poster board and use that to cut the kits.


Our SAMQG has a few quilt shops as sponsors, so the Threads of Love sew-in was hosted by The Quilt Shop in Castroville. Thanks!


At the end of the sew-in we had a total of … around 40-45 blankets.

At the March meeting members brought in blankets they had stitched with cut kits or fabric which they donated.


Sooooooo many blankets were donated! 97 at the March meeting alone.

With all the NICU blankets combined, I was lucky enough to drop these off at the member-liaison’s house. 148 so far. The blankets will be on their way to the Threads of Love sewing team to double-check the labels and then off to the preemies.


I anticipate a few more or few dozen more as months go on and members bring more in. This was a very fun, very easy and very wonderful sewing challenge. Consider setting one up for your guild.


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