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Old 11-06-2016, 02:52 PM
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As someone who had a stillborn baby many years ago, I think this is a wonderful idea. I have nothing to remember my baby by except the death certificate and in those days we were not allowed the baby's name. I have often thought about making one myself, but it just gets too painful and brings back all the sadness so I have not been able to. I love the idea of the bears with the date and name.
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:06 PM
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Wedding dresses are donated to a quilt shop in our area and people donate their time to take them apart. They then make beautiful gowns for these babies to be buried in.
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:26 PM
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What a great project! Kudos to all those who donate for this needed cause!
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:43 PM
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I made a quilt for my sister's baby boy-- a 10"square quilt because he was all of 7" long. I used my very favorite cotton shirt for the purpose.

My sister and her husband were quite touched by the loving keepsake , said it meant so much to wrap him in it and hold him for two hours. The nurses asked if they could take a picture of the quilt to show the staff as an example of how to honor a short life in the hospital. My sister agreed. She has kept the quilt in her keepsake box of David's things for the past 20 years.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:42 PM
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I know I was making them for Anna Quilts. They take them in any size of 12 x12 or bigger. Some are on the isoletts, and others when the parent can finally hold their precious one, the babies are in the quilt. Thanks for the reminder that I need to get moving on the ones I have.

I used to work for a casket company embroidering on the inside of the caskets. We had a model for premies, and they came with a teddy bear.

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Old 11-06-2016, 10:29 PM
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In Germany, these quilts are called "angel quilts" and they are most definitely appreciated. The parents of these babies need something to hold onto since they don't get to bring their babies home.
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:01 AM
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Thanks to all the members who replied. I now realize what a worthwhile project this is and how it would touch the hearts of very sad parents.
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:05 AM
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When my daughter had a miscarriage this summer she wanted me to make something to remember her baby by. We don't know if it was a boy or girl but they "felt" it was boy and named him. I made a crib size quilt in colors she wanted and embroidered a label that has his name, the month of his loss and that we were looking forward to holding him our arms in heaven since we did not have the chance here on earth.
When I gave it to her, she just hugged it to her and cried. She really wanted something to remember this little one by.

My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:10 AM
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Another note, my daughter does a little work as a photographer and before this loss she had considered taking photo's of the little ones who did not make it. I think she still wants to do that but needs some healing first. She does have 3 other little ones 5 and under and was waiting until they got a little bit older before getting really involved in this.

My newest Grandson, Caleb Austin, was born May 29th. I am now Grandma to 4 precious babies. I am so blessed!!!!
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:11 PM
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I make 24 x 24 inch quilts for the NICU at my local hospital. They are well received!
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