And please think of all of the little ones that have been born with congenital heart defects. Every day, all over the world, babies are born with no explainable reason with heart defects. While some mine be as minor as leaky heart valves others are so serious that they require immediate life saving efforts and open heart cardiac surgery where the baby has to be place on a cardio-pulmonary bypass (heart-lung) machine while cardio-pulmonary surgeons have to do micro surgical repairs that can take up to 10 hours on tiny hearts that in a newborn is about 1" across.
Please make and donate baby quilts to your own local NICU or PICU in honor of these 'heart babies' as they are known!
Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, with small format art quilts, prayer flags, and comfort quilts for a variety of charitable programs. And best of all, sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!