Covered blanket ministry goals for 2015

Happy New Year! It’s been a long time since we’ve last blogged about my blanket ministry. We have made 4 drop offs this past year. On each drop off we try to deliver 5+ blankets. In October, when we made our drop off, Alyssa – the Child Life coordinator at Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital in downtown Houston – told us that she hands out the quilts within the next couple weeks. And they still need more! That means that many babies need homes and families.

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Our main goal for 2015 is to make a drop off every month. I can’t do this on my own. There are several ways that you and your family can help. Some of these ways are to send donations, help make the quilts, and to pray. Donations are important because they help keep the ministry running.

There are a number of ways you can donate.  You can send any fabric store gift cards (Joann’s, Hobby Lobby, Hancock Fabrics, etc.) or supplies. Some supplies I need are fabric, thread, embroidery floss, machine needles, etc. The average cost for a quilt (not including tax) is $25-30.  Anything and everything is a blessing.

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Another way you can give is giving your time. Between school, piano, church, and family it is difficult to find a lot of time to make the quilts. If you can sew, you can help by sewing the quilts. I would like to have people commit to making one quilt every other month.Or, if you can’t sew you can help by cutting quilt squares. I use 5’ by 5’ squares. These are both helpful and important ways that you can help make a quilt.

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Lastly, but probably the most important is prayer. The Bible repeatedly tells us to pray. ‘Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus.’  [1st Thessalonians 5:16-18] We would love to know if you were praying for us! All of these ways to help are important and would be a blessing to me and these babies!

If you need any information please contact us!
Emma

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3 Comments

  1. Vicki Moore

    How many yards per quilt do you use? I think this would be a great thing for my granddaughter and I to work on for you. You are an awesome young lady to do this! Give me measurements of quilt sizes, etc. Thanks!

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    1. Emma (Post author)

      I use a yard; but I also have begun to use a quarter yard to make the quilt binding. I use 5’x5′ squares and the quilts are 8 x 6 squares each. I use a yard of 45′ solid or printed fleece for the backing. Thank you so much!

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  2. Nicole Miller

    Emma! This is so great 🙂 I can sew, but it’s been YEARS since I made a quilt. (Notice…I made ONE quilt…a long time ago!) I may need a refresher course.

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