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.