Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Block for Clare

I received an e-mail today that Clare's block for the Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Quilt Project was created.

I had submitted an application for the block months ago, but had forgotten about it. After a long day at the cardiologist's today (more on that later when I am not so brain dead), it was a pleasant reminder to receive the e-mail with a photo of the finished block. Once Clare's block is put into a quilt, they are going to send me a photo of the quilt as well.

The CHD Quilt Project is a very special project to bring awareness to the world about congenital heart defects. Each quilt is specially made of 42 different blocks. Each block is personally made for an individual born with a congenital heart defect. The application asks to tell something about the child the block is for. I wrote that Clare's nickname was "Clare Bear," she loved ducks and her cats, plus looked adorable in the colors yellow and blue. Thus her block was created! Included is her birth date and diagnoses as well.

Thanks to Noel who passed along the link on her blog many months ago! If you are interested in learning more about the quilts, go to CHD Quilt Project.

6 comments:

Katie said...

Thats lovely :)

Amy said...

Very sweet and exciting!
Hope you are getting some rest.
Amy

Anonymous said...

What a sweet block. Grandma Ruegg would be so pleased that one of her Great-grandbabies were 'honored' using a quilt as a medium! Thanks for sharing again. Love to all, Aunt Joan

Tara said...

Wonderful! Actually gave me goosebumps - I love how they put her nickname on there - and the things she enjoys.

Every minute counts.... said...

I can't wait to get to see Abi's quilt block in person. The local liason trys to get the quilts here with our kids on them so we can get their pics taken with their squares. We could get lucky and Clare and Abi could be on the same quilt! Wouldn't that be too cool!

Noel

Lisa R said...

so sweet