Canberra Quilters participates in a nationwide program called Blankets of Love.
Blankets of Love is a long-running program of Canberra Quilters, co-ordinated by
Joan Porta and Anne Eccleston. Last year many quilts were donated to Canberra
Hospital and Calvary John James.
The program donates quilts (about 50-60 cm square)
to the maternity wards and neo-natal units of hospitals for use in the case of a
still-birth or a death in the neo-natal unit. The baby is wrapped in the quilt.
A small postcard-size quilt, replicating the design of the larger quilt is also
donated. This is put in a memory box for the parents and is only one of the
important keepsakes included in the box.
All the quilts are donated anonymously.
Here are some of the quilts donated in the last month: