Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CHD Awareness Quilt Project

"The Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Quilt Project was created to promote greater public awareness of Congenital Heart Defects (CHD), while honoring the strength, courage, and commitment of all those born with a CHD and their families."

"The Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Quilts are a series of quilts, with each quilt honoring 42 individuals with CHD. The quilts are being constructed of heart blocks, with each block being dedicated to a child or adult effected by Congenital Heart Defects."

After Nathan's open heart surgery in June 2008 I had was given the information to their website: CHD Quilt

I submitted it and hadn't thought anything about it until an email came from them this morning with Nathan's completed block! It fits him so perfectly. I love the BYU helmet because of Nathan's obsession for his BYU blanket that he packs around with him like Linus (the Peanuts character).

What a great way to honor those with congenital heart defects!


Melissa said...

The block is so darn cute!!!

Tammy said...

so cute! what a sweet way to do this

Dan & Calli Ellinger said...

Love it!

carolyn q said...

Okay. . .the date has been set. . IHH will be hosting the CHD Awareness Quilt Project Annual Show on July 16, 2011.
How exciting that you will be able to see the block up close in the quilt.
It's very cool to see all the quilts and block made up to that date in one place.