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Threads of Love – NICU Blankets

on Mar 15, 2016 in Blog, charity, SAMQG | 0 comments

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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