Monday, June 13, 2011

Emotional Sewing

I love to give gifts. Even better, I love to make gifts.  It is especially poignant to make something for someone that you know will be touched by the effort.
Our Modern Quilt Guild here in Kansas City has recently begun an ongoing project to make fetal demise pouches and donate them to local hospitals. These beautiful little pouches will be used when a baby is born very prematurely and does not survive. The parents can hold their tiny child in the pouch as they say goodbye.

The fabric used to make the sweet pouches was donated by Anna Maria Horner and Westminster Fabrics. Alex designed the pattern specifically to hold the remains that are too fragile for clothing. As I sewed these two, I found myself saying a little prayer for the families that will find themselves needing such a gift someday.
It was emotional sewing.
You can learn more about it here and here.


  1. Oh my goodness....such emotional sewing. Thank you, Carla.

  2. Carla - how wonderful for you to sew for such a profoundly devastating situation. I worked in labor and delivery for many years and saw this situation firsthand. Even though it's so very hard to think about, holding that child, and even taking pictures when possible, is incredibly important in the grieving process for parents. This is a precious gift you're giving them.

  3. Oh my, that is emotional. But what a precious gift for those grieving families. What a wonderful project for your guild to take on!

    Jennifer :)

  4. Hello - I am overwhelmed by the caring and thoughtfulness involved in this project. Thank you for sharing your heart and prayers with families in this way.

  5. What a great way to show how much you care to someone who is lost in grief at the time.