Baby Quilt Project
This project was initiated by the baptismal team several years ago to give support to mothers at the Pregnancy Care Centre. Often these mothers are a little less fortunate than most of us and appreciate a little gift for their baby.
New in 2017-November: We've added some designs. Some of the packages are for a set design while others let you creatively arrange squares. Check the package insert to see which design it is for.
How You Can Help
Donate fabric... When your child is baptized, please donate one meter (or more) of flannelette fabric to participate. Family members and friends may also join in.
Quilters... Pick up a kit, take it home and make a quilt. When completed, bring it back to the church and place it in the same drawer.
Where... Fabric donations and quilt kits are kept in a drawer marked “Baptism Quilt Project”. These drawers are located just inside the church if you are coming in through the north doors.
Watch... Pictures of the completed quilts will be shown here.
How the Project Works
To celebrate the baptism of children in our parish, fabric donations are collected. Parents, family and friends of the baptized children can donate flannelette fabric; participation is voluntary. Donations can be dropped of at any time in the "Baptism Quilt Project" drawer in the North church entrance.
Once the fabric is collected, it is cut into squares and put together with batting and backing as a quilt kit.
From there, members of Sacred Heart Parish and other friends, pick up these kits, take them home and make them up into a nice warm quilt. When they are completed, they bring them back to the church and the quilting project coordinators deliver them to the Pregnancy Care Centre.
As you can see, many people are involved to make this project work. You, the donor of the fabric, the coordinators who put the kits together, the ladies who sew the quilts and finally the recipients who are most appreciative of these gifts.
Thank you to all those who contribute!
To see package instructions click on the file below.