Free Hearts and Valentines Projects, Patterns, and Tutorials: Updated 2018
Make a pledge to yourself and to those you love this month. Take good care of your own heart with healthy habits and a active lifestyle  and make a comfort quilt, a heart shaped comfort pillow, or some other lovely little heart filled gift of comfort to for you, one for a loved one, and one for someone you may never meet but can still reach out to with love!

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 problems that require immediate and often major surgery.

While some might 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  precious 'heart babies'!

Whenever we make a comfort quilt or donate a block to a given cause, we are putting a piece of ourselves...our own loving heart...into that donation. Whether they are given to a loved one, heart patients, for cancer care, for hospice donations, or to simply to show our love, faith, and's wonderful to make and keep heart blocks, quilts and other projects on hand....any time of the year!

From my primary blog With Heart and Hands:

Free Heart Quilt Patterns and Other Valentine Projects Updated 2017


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!