BNMQG’s main service project is to provide BroMenn Hospital’s Special Care Nursery with quilts to use over babys’ isolettes to block light and sound. These quilts are then gifted to the family when they go home from the hospital.
For the heart in each quilt you can use the Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial. You may use any bright solids! (Any other pattern you have for a heart is great too!) The blocks should be 8 inches square when you turn them in. You may use the 4, 5, or 6 in heart and add a border to make it 8 inches. Or, the dimensions for an 8 inch unfinished block are
2 rectangles 4 1/2 x 8
2 largesquares 4 1/2
4 small squares 1 1/4
Improv Block for Service Quilt
The block for the HearBeat quilts this year is the wedge block. Find directions here.
Here’s how you can help with the service projects during the year:
Make blocks at home and bring them to a meeting or sew in.
Come to the service sew in days on the dates below at Boline’s or Christ Lutheran at 311 Hershey Road in Normal.
Help organize service sew in days. (set up, take down or bring goodies)
Volunteer to quilt or bind a gift quilt.