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The Phoebe Foundation Sew-Along

I was recently contacted by a woman named Julia Rolando in Australia who was in search of some help for her charity group called the Phoebe Foundation. Julia and her husband started the Phoebe Foundation to honor the memory of their darling daughter Phoebe, who they lost to a congenital heart defect when she was just three years old.

The Phoebe Foundation works to make hospital stays more comfortable for young patients and their families in the Cardiac and Intensive Care Units. One of Julie’s goals is to create small quilts that the children can keep. These quilts will not only keep them warm, but they are an expression of love, hope, and prayer for these little ones with broken hearts.

Please help Julia and her small group of sewists to create quilts for these sweet little ones. She is asking for wonky cross blocks and has kindly provided a tutorial {download here}. She is asking for 10.5″ unfinished blocks, but feel free to make slightly larger so her group can square them up to the same size. If you have a small group in your guild or a group of quilty friends, it would be a great project to get together to make a set of blocks for a little quilt and post them all at once. Please keep in mind that these blocks will be incorporated into quilts for children under long term hospital care and/or palliative care, so think bright and cheery! Solids, stripes, polka dots are all great and simple choices for your blocks. It’s important to use fabric that does not include any FOOD or DRINK related items, as children in the hospital are often under fluid and dietary restrictions and reminders of these items can be distressing.

The blocks can be mailed to:

The Phoebe Foundation/Julia Rolando
Care of Kinglake Post Office
1/14 Whittlesea Kinglake Road
Kinglake, Victoria 3763

I so hope many of you will sew along with me. I’m going to make a set of blocks for a boy and one for a girl. If you would like to share this info on your own blog, I’ve created a button that you can grab {here} or in my sidebar.

Thank you!Phoebe-Foundation-sew-along


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