Friday, November 9, 2018

Nurses for Newborns Quilts

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you already know I've been making quilts for Nurses for Newborns. The nurses provide education and support to young moms who may have difficult circumstances or lack of resources. They take a quilt and other baby supplies into the home of the new mom, place the quilt on the floor, lay the baby on it, and demonstrate baby care. Then they leave the quilt with the young family. Because they're carrying so much stuff on their first visit with a family, they prefer small quilts in the 24" x 36" size range.

STLMQG is collecting the N4Nb quilts tomorrow. I've made one per month plus an extra. I turned some in back in May, and I have seven more to turn in tomorrow.
From left, above:
- June, strips from a Moda scrap bag given to me by a friend
- July, a scrap bundle from Amy Smart
- August, a spiral pattern test
- September, inprov strip piecing
- October, leftover construction zone fabrics from my grandson's big boy bed quilt
- Bonus, a demo sample for my organization system
- November, nine patch with ABC print

June - Sept.

 Sept. - Nov. 

All are at least 24" x 36" and some are just a bit wider but still in the general size range. I've enjoyed making them each month, especially pulling the fabric palettes together and/or trying out new-to-me designs. 

Here are the ones I turned in back in May, on the side fence: 

And the latest batch, too many to fit on the side fence so they're on the back fence:  

I'm sure the STLMQG charity committee will get piles of little N4Nb quilts tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing them all.

Link Ups: Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. This sounds like a fantastic organization. We have a similar program at our local hospital but they do the education while the mom is still in the hospital after delivering. I think it is 'too much, too soon'. Giving birth is exhausting and exhilarating and honestly, I don't think the new mom can take it all in. A follow up visit in two weeks (or even sooner) would be amazing. How great is the stack of quilts you made for them. Amazing!!!

  2. Nurses for Newborns . . . this is the first time that I've heard of this. It's wonderful and you, sweet blogging sister, are an angel for making these amazing and beautiful quilts to give to them for they work. It's so good to heard some positive news like this . . . people spreading love. Wouldn't that make a great headline instead of hearing about hate crimes all the time.
    Wishing you a lovely day.
    Connie :)

  3. The August spiral quilt really jumps out at me, Jan. I really love getting to see the quilts you made this year for the program together. What an awesome program to contribute to!

  4. So fun to see them all hanging together! I love making small quilts like these. They piece and quilt up quickly and you can try all sorts of different patterns and techniques. Plus, the colors for babies and toddlers are always so cheerful. Great job!

  5. Such a great organization to make and donate quilts for. You've got all different colors and patterns there. Congrats on getting all that fabric out of the stash and into good use.

  6. Beautiful quilts! I hope you are deducting your fabric and supplies as charitable deductions off your taxes. You cannot deduct your time though. Bless your big heart!