Patients in hospitals are usually getting all of the physical care they need, but another one of the most important elements of a successful recovery is comfort. A group of local volunteers known as the Irving Quilt Guild decided to make patients’ happiness their priority, and they’ve been making quilts ever since.
In 1998, a few avid quilters decided to make use of their love for quilting, and started the Irving Quilt Guild. Instead of simply quilting for fun, these active citizens started donating their quilts to three separate causes, and together they are improving the lives of many patients.
Today, the guild is made up of nearly 100 members, and they focus on three main projects:
- Baby blankets for newborns in need
- Quilts for servicemen and women
- Angel Quilts for the patients at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
The angel quilt project focuses on cheering up young patients with colorful quilts to cuddle. The bright quilts liven up their hospital stay and bring happiness to children who have a lot to handle.
Each child receives their Angel Quilt after waking up from surgery, and it presents a memorable way to celebrate the exciting moment when these young patients are reunited with their parents. Instead of the fearful memory of surgery, children are given a loving gift from a caring neighbor.
The guild has been able to donate 260 quilts, and with your help they can donate even more. For more information visit their website and start comforting young patients today!