I found this pattern on the internet and thought it was a good was to us up some scraps. As you can see it turned out to be a bigger thing that I intended. Hope some more quilters to the same thing.
This is the article they wrote about me:
Woman donates quilts to NICU
By Cindy Morgan
CARBONDALE - Staff in the obstetrics department of Memorial Hospital of Carbondale got a delivery of a different sort this past week - when Janet Sprague dropped by with an armload of baby quilts.
Sprague, of Carterville, an avid quilter, is always looking for ways to make use of left over material. "I found a site on the internet that had a pattern for making baby quilts," said Sprague, "so I decided to make some and see if the hospital could use them."
She carefully stitched the pastel colors of pink, blue, yellow and green into soft, 20x20 inch quilts, a perfect fit for baby cribs in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).
"Jennifer Gilpin, NICU manager, was all smiles as she accepted the quilts on behalf of the unit. "These are perfect," said Gilpin.
It took Sprague three or four days to make the quilts. "One side is cotton and the other is flannel," she said. She signed and dated each quilt before she brought them to the hospital.
Gilpin said it is often hard for parents who have babies in the NICU. "This gives the nursery a more 'at home' feeling," she said.
Cindy Frenkel, director of obstetrics at the hospital said they are always happy to receive such gifts, "Sometimes we see mothers come in and they don't even have a blanket to take the baby home in," said Frenkel. "We truly appreciate the donation."
Blanket and quilt donations are also used in the pediatrics ward.
Sprague was a little modest in making her donation. "I didn't expect all the publicity," she said. "But - it might give other quilters ideas for what to do with their quilt scraps."
Retired from American Magnetics, where she worked as plant manager, Sprague likes to spend much of her free time quilting. "I hope more quilters and people who sew make some for the hospital. I have some Christmas pieces and I think I will try to make a few for the holidays," she said.
CAPTION: NICU manager Jennifer Gilpin smiles as she accepts quilts from Janet Sprague.