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Message from the coordinator:

   Making a quilt is a great way to show compassion and kindness through fabric.  
Let us make quilts 
for the 
special care nursery at the Civic hospital for premature babies. I invite you to sew a baby quilt that will lay 
on top the incubators in the nursery, acting as a shield from the harsh lighting of the room. They also add brig
htness and cheerful colours to a hospital setting. These lovely quilts will then travel home with those babies. Our quilts show the families passing through the special care nursery that
 a community of people in Ottawa are thinking of them, helping how we can. Thank you to everyone who has participated, your quilts are very important to the special families who receive them.

Please click the Patterns Link for 

samples, ideas and free 

patterns to get you started, or just for 

some fun inspiration!

To Make a Baby Quilt!
The requirements are very simple for our baby quilts, making the process an easy one to participate in!

Baby Quilt Requirements:

Size: 24” x 24” (give or take an inch)

Top Fabric: 100% cotton in colours or prints suitable for babies (have some fun here!);

Back Fabric: 100% cotton flannelette;

NOTE: no polyester on the exterior as it can cause a static reaction;

Batting: any batting is acceptable;

Quilting: by hand or machine, but do not quilt too densely to keep the project light and flexible. Do NOT use invisible thread, it can loop and catch tiny fingers or toes;

Binding: Can be standard binding or envelope/pillowcase style;

Label: Attach a label displaying OVQG, or write OVQG directly on the backing fabric with a permanent fabric pen.

The December delivery of baby quilts was especially moving - the families spending their first Christmas's with their new babies in this special place. Some of the festive baby quilts I am sure brought a holiday feeling to a hospital environment. The nurses hung some baby socks as stockings in the windows - so sweet! 

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