Many of you may have seen the story on The Project last night regarding my Snugglybug Rug Program- quilts made for Children with life threatening illnesses at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Although this story came about because my daughter nominated me for the Barnardo’s Mother of the Year Competition ( which was a very thoughtful Christmas present but I am just a very average mother doing the best that I can) I love that it is providing an avenue to spread the word about the therapy of quilting to the Mainstream public – through shows like Channel Ten’s The Project.
If anyone out there would like to start a similar program through their local or state hospital I am more than happy to advise and let you know how we do it here. My hospital contact may also be able to assist with the best contacts in your local hospital.
I know there are many groups out there who make quilts for hospitals but this style of program seems to have hit the mark with the individual kids and it is so nice that my lovely band of Snugglybug volunteers can share their gift and quilting skills to really make a difference to them when everything seems to be falling apart in their life and they are facing months or years of uncertainty and pain.
I can only imagine what it must feel like to have your world turned upside down with a diagnosis and my one hope is that through a typical quilter’s generosity and caring nature we are making a difference. Snugglybugglers – you are all amazing..
If you are not a quilter – then find your own gift (we all have one) and use it somewhere, somehow to make a difference..
hugs for today
and thankyou to everyone of you who has contacted me or commented, as most of you know I prefer to be the behind the scenes type person so this was way out of my comfort zone :)