Trinity Valley Quilters’ Guild has an on-going community service project for John Peter Smith Hospital. This program began in 1985 soon after the guild was organized. Our guild makes hundreds of baby quilts each year for several programs in the JPS Health Network.
The programs are:
- Mom and Baby Drug-Free Program When the new mother-to-be is using drugs, she has the opportunity to enter into a rehab program.
We provide an exceptional crib quilt as a reward for each new mother who stays in the program during her pregnancy and tests drug-free at the time of delivery. Her case worker, a registered nurse, delivers the quilt to her and her baby while they are still in the hospital.
- Neonatal ICU We provide a baby quilt for each preemie as soon as they weigh 3 pounds and can move into the nursery where they are allowed to have a quilt. The babies are able to bond with the quilts and take them home with them when they are discharged.
- Extra baby quilts are provided for the Volunteers’ closet at the hospital and are available to give to any baby at need.
- Resolution Squares are provided for the Chaplain’s use in presenting the body of a deceased baby to the parents. This becomes part of a memory box that is presented to the grieving parents.