Snugglybug Rugs

Sponsored by Hugs 'n Kisses
At a charity stitch-in I held down here I had two friends helping me who are not stitchers at all but they are Paediatric nurses at the Royal Hospital here in Hobart . What they saw and experienced on the day was the overwhelming impact a group of sharing, caring women had on each other and the possibilities this could lead to.
In conversation with the girls we  launched the 'Snugglybug Rug project' as a way to provide a ‘snuggle’ quilt to each child diagnosed with either a terminal disease or a long term requiring treatment disease in Tasmania.  Some of the kids she nurses there are in and out of the hospital for many years, some have a lot of family support, others have very little. The staff there become very attached to their ‘kids’ and are a major part of their treatment lives. Some have a special teddy or token of some sort, others have none. A quilt which could be taken to every appointment, treatment cycle, hospital stay to be wrapped ‘snug as a bug in a rug’  has an enormous supporting effect. The head of the unit and the head of Paediatric Oncology have been consulted on this and both also agree it is of great significance and assistance to the children.
When a child is nominated their favourite colours/themes will be given and a request sent out to the 'snugglybug' mailing list. We will need 9 blockmakers and an assembler for each quilt. The assemblers address will be given to the blockmakers and all blocks will be posted to her on completion to be put together. It will then be sent to myself for a border to be added and delivered to our lovely quilting volunteers for quilting. Once complete it will be presented to the child along with a permanent fabric pen and care instructions etc.
The design of the quilt as pictured below allows for both a conversational print if suitable and plain patches for messages of support and love to be written by special doctors, carers, family members etc.
So if you would like to be an ongoing part of it (remember you only put your hand up for a block each time a request is made, so if you cannot do it at the time you don’t put your hand up for that one!) please fill out and submit the form below.  Feel free also to offer your services for assembling or quilting, even one per year–  Any offers of polar fleece backing, quilting thread, pens, labels or cash  etc are also gratefully accepted.
One person can only do so much but many people can do SO MUCH!!
Sign up here now if you wish to be a part of this project.  

 

Kim - 6 yr old boy request made 21 Sept 2012

Spiderman

 

Harriet, 3 yrs - request made 11 Aug 2012 - delivered

 

Isla - 11 yrs - request made 11 Aug 2012 - delivered

 

Jasper - 3 1/2 yrs - request made 11 Aug 2012

George = 4 year old boy request made 18th November 2011 - delivered

Loves anything ABC2 - Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Playschool etc

 

Fran - 2 yrs Request made June 2011 - delivered

 

Evan - 5 yrs request made 24 June 2011 - delivered

 

Dottie 9 year old girl request made 18 March 11 loves purple, Hannah Montana and Horses
Colour 1 - dark purple
Colour 2 - hot pink
Colour 3 - soft lilac
Colour 4 - horse or heart prints in above colours

Caity 3 year old girl request made 24Jan 11

loves are puppies, fairies, babies, swings, fruit, ice-cream, books, farm animals, cooking...just to name a few. 
Colour 1 - gelato pinks
Colour 2 - gelato greens
Colour 3 - white
Colour 4 - any conversational print (like puppies, fairies, babies etc) in the above gelato colours.

Adam 16 year old  request made 20 Dec 2010

likes Collingwood football team, is a sports supporter, fav colours are blue and orange.
Colour 1 - black prints
Colour 2 - Orange prints
Colour 3 - white
Colour 4 - football or sport prints in above colours

Briony 14 year old girl request made 20 dec 2010 fav colours are aqua, blue, green and likes flowers 
Colour 1 - lime greens
Colour 2 - aquas/blues
Colour 3 - white
Colour 4 - floral prints in above colours

Zara - 3 year old girl - request made 17th October 2010 likes pink, dora
Colour 1 - pink
Colour 2 - purples
Colour 3 - white
Colour 4 - Dora prints

Yolanda - 16 year old girl request made 9th September 2010 likes blues, horses
Colour 1 - navy blues
Colour 2 - sky blues
Colour 3 - white
Colour 4 - horse prints in above colours

Thankyou to our blockmakers, Karen and Wendy for doing this quilt urgently so that we could get it to Yolanda when she and her family really needed it. Sadly Yolanda has now gone but we hope the quilt will comfort her family for time to come.

Xenia - 7 year old girl  request made 9th September 2010 delivered

thankyou to our blockmakers, Kylie for assembling and Wendy of Lavender Blue Quilting for quilting once again.

Likes pink, yellow, fairies and butterflies
Colour 1 - bright yellows
Colour 2 - bright pinks
Colour 3 - pale pink
Colour 4 - fairies and butterflies in above coloursWill 4 year old boy

Thanks to our blockmakers, Kylie for assembling and Wendy for quilting

Victor 14 year old boy likes south African rugby team Springboks.

Thanks to all of our blockmakers, Cathy for assembling and Wendy once more for quilting.

Ursula 4 year old girl request made June 10 completed and delivered

Thanks to Karen for assembling, Hilary Arnold for quilting and our blockmakers.

Likes Wiggles, green fairies
Colour 1: hot pink
Colour 2: lime green
Colour 3: white tone on tone
Colour 4: fairy or wiggles prints in above colours

Tristan 8 year old Boy
Likes St Kilda, and normal boy stuff

Scotty 12 year old boy request made June 10 completed and delivered

thanks to Fran Williams of Launceston for her donation of this complete quilt which fitted our requirements at a busy time.

Likes basketball, cricket, Sydney swans

Ruby 14 yr old girl request made June 10 completed and delivered

thanks to Kylie Hall for assembling, Esmes for quilting and our 9 blockmakers

Likes hockey and sailing
Colour 1 - Light purples
Colour 2 - dark purples
Colour 3 - white tone on tones
Colour 4 - conversational prints in purple colours

Quincy - 9 year old boy - request made march 2010 delivered May 10

Colour 1navy 
Colour 2: reds 
Colour 3: tans 
Colour 4boy things in above colours

Pete - 8 year old boy- urgent request march 2010 delivered May

Colour 1.navy 
Colour 2:  lime greens 
Colour 3: white tone on tones 
Colour 4:  prints in above colours

Ollie 3 yr boy request made Jan 10 - presented Feb 10
colour one - reds 
colour two - blues 
colour three - tans (coffee colours) 
colour four - prints with tools, trucks, boy things

Thanks to Esmes for quilting, Kim Barker for assembling and our block makers

Nelly 12 yr girl request made Jan 10 - finished and presented blues 
Colour  1: navy blues 
colour 2: light blues 
colour 3: blue and white 'light' print 
colour 4: conversational print in blue/white only

thankyou to Wendy of Lavender Blue Quilting, Karen Delaney for assembling and our 9 block makers

matty 15 yr boy request made Jan 10 port Adelaide fan 
Colour 1: Teal 
Colour 2: Black
Colour 3: white or silver tone on tone 
Colour 4: White or something representing Port Power football club

Lottie - 4 yr girl request made Jan 10 finished and presented Feb 10
Colour 1.pretty candy Pinks 
Colour 2: soft lime greens
Colour 3:  butterflies in above colours 
Colour 3: white tone on tones

thanks to Wendy for quilting, Jo Chandler for assembling and our block makers.

Kenny 10 yr boy request made Jan 10 - finished and presented March 10
Parramatta eels 
Colour 1 - Gold 
colour 2 - royal blue 
colour 3 - white 
colour 4 - Parramatta eels theme or mix of colours above

Thankyou to Wendy of Lavender Blue quilting,  Beryl Cross for assembling and our block makers

Jilly 18mth girl - request made Jan 10- finished and presented March 10
Colour 1 - bright Oranges 
Colour 2 - bright pinks 
Colour 3 - white tone on tones 
Colour 4 - flowers, horses, dolphins in above colours

Thanks to Wendy of Lavender Blue Quilting, Lynne Woodrofe for assembling and our nine wonderful block makers

Izzie - 12 year old girl -request made Nov 1 2009 delivered Dec 09

Colour 1 - bright Oranges

Colour 2 - bright pinks

Colour 3 - white tone on tones

Colour 4 - flowers, horses, dolphins in above colours

Jemma - 10 year old girl - request made Nov 1 2009 - presented Jan 10

Colour 1 - Light purples

Colour 2 - dark purples

Colour 3 - white tone on tones

Colour 4 - flowers, butterflies in purple colours

 

Hannah - 22mths request made 25th September 2009 - presented 27th November

Thankyou to our blockmakers, assembler Jo and Wendy Tomes of Lavender Blue quilting once again.

And then thankyou to you all for the wonderful quilt made for Hannahs mum - it will be a great surprise and 
comfort to her. Thanks to Beryl for piecing and the border fabric and to Wendy for the beautiful feather quilting 
and for adding the binding which I did not expect!

Gina - 1 month old girl, request made 1st May 09

Colour 1 - soft pinks

Colour 2 - soft lilacs

Colour 3 - white tone on tones

Colour 4 - Angel prints in above colours

Freddy - 2 year old boy - request made 1st May 09

Colour 1: bright red

colour 2:bright blue

colour 3: bright yellow

Colour 4: anything boyish, tools, dinosaurs, in bright colours

Ernie - 12 year old boy request made 20 March 09 - full, quilt being made

Collingwood fan -
Colour 1: Black
Colour 2:Black and white print 
Colour 3: white tone on tone
Colour 4: White or something representing Collingwood Football club

 

Donny - 12 month old boy request made 20 March 09 - full, quilt being made

AS this is for a little baby we are again making it slightly smaller with an adjusted pattern.
Colour 1 - medium baby blues
Colour 2 - blue/ white soft tone on tone
Colour 3: baby blue
Colour 4: Peter rabbit fabrics

Caleb - 8 year old Boy - Essendon fan - request made 20th January 2009

Bobby - 6 month old boy - request made 20th January 2009 - complete, delivered 13 FEb 09

Thankyou to our block makers, Sharon Thompson for assembling and Jane Monkfor quilting and binding and 
donating the binding and batting.

13 year old boy - Aiden - request made 14th November 2008

Western Bulldogs fan

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presented Feb 09 - thanks to Pam Hickman and her girls in Minlaton SA for making and quilting this quilt.

14 year old girl -  Zabrina - request made 13th November 2008

Colour 1.pretty candy Pinks 
Colour 2: soft lime greens
Colour 3: white tone on tones 
Colour 3: music themed in above colours

Yogi - 6 years old - request made 12th November 08

Colour 1: bright red
colour 2:bright blue
colour 3: bright yellow
Colour 4: anything boyish, Spongebob Squarepants, The Simpsons ,tools, dinosaurs, in bright colours

 

Xahlia (zaylia) one week old - request made 11th July 2008

Thankyou to Margaret for making this lovely crib quilt using scraps from her stash. It was just lovely and was 
delivered to Xahlia in September.

Wil 4 year old boy request made 12 June - completed and delivered 7th July

thanks to our blockmakers for making a rush on this one, to Cathy for assembling and Esmes for quilting yet again. 
It has been expressed to him in Melbourne and he should have it by now.

Vinny - 10 year old boy - request made 12th March 08

we purchased some Hawthorn goodies using a lovely donation from one of our volunteers and the lovely Jan made 
up this quilt which was delivered to Vinny in August. Many thanks.

Una - 2 year old girl - request made 12th March 08 - completed 28th April

thankyou to Esmes for quilting, Cathy for assembling and all the lovely block makers for helping out.

Colour 1 - soft pinks
Colour 2 - soft lilacs
Colour 3 - white tone on tones
Colour 4 - fairy prints in above colours

Tommy - 15 month old boy request made 12th March 08 - completed 29th April

Thanks go to Esmes for quilting, Beryl for assembling and all the lovely ladies who contributed with blocks.

Colour 1 - bright reds
Colour 2 - blues
Colour 3 - light beige/tans
Colour 4 - bright I spy prints

Sammy - 13mth old boy request made 29th NOV 07

AS this is for a little baby we are making it slightly smaller with an adjusted pattern.
Colour 1 - medium baby blues
Colour 2 - blue/ white soft tone on tone
Colour 3: baby blue
Colour 4: Peter rabbit fabrics

Presented  Monday 17th March. Many thanks to all the block makers, Pamela for assembling and Cathy Craig for quilting.

Ricky - 6 year old boy request made 29th NOV 07

Colour 1: bright red
colour 2:bright blue
colour 3: bright yellow
Colour 4: anything boyish, tools, dinosaurs, in bright colours

Paddy -  9 year old boy request made 5 October 2007 - finished
Port Power FC Fan
Colour 1: Teal 
Colour 2: Black 
Colour 3: white or silver tone on tone 
Colour 4: White or something representing Port Power football club - I have 7 badge type things from the club which 
can be sewn on these centre squares. Thankyou to our 9 blockmakers, Pamela Jones for assembling and Hilary

Arnold of Fairfield Quilting Hobart for quilting Paddy's quilt which has now been presented to Paddy.

Quinn - 6 year old Boy - request made 5th October 07Carlton FC Fan 
Colour 1: Navy Blue 
Colour 2: Navy and white print 
Colour 3: white tone on tone 
Colour 4: White or something representing Carlton Football club

Rosie - 14 year old  girl - request made 28th June 07 full completed 
Colour 1:reds
colour 2: blacks 
Colour 3: black and white (grey) 
Colour 4: and this is the tricky one - she would like fairies - but doesn't like pinks really. so if you manage to find any fairy fabric that is not predominantly pink or would match the red and black colours that would be great. If not, perhaps a 
funky red and black fabric would work...

delivered to Rosie on Wednesday 29th August. Well done to our blockmakers, our assembler Kim and Hilary again for quilting.

Boy - Patrick 4 1/2 years old - likes Blue and tools request made 25th June 2007
colour 1: dark blues
colour 2: medium blues
colour 3: very light blues
colour 4: any fabrics with tools or Bob the builder type prints which coordinate with the blues.....please ensure
that there is sufficient contrast between your 3 blues to make the pattern stand out. Think navy, denim blue and then soft pastel baby blues

Patricks quilt is finished and ready to be delivered. Thankyou as always to the lovely block makers, Kim for assembling and Cathy Craig for quilting the song of Bob the Builder across it. Thankyou also to Jan Nes's daugher who saw her block and made a lovely Bob the Builder bag for Patrick to match.

hugs to all...

Girl 9 years Old - Olivia request made 12 April 2007 completed

Colour 1.pretty candy Pinks 
Colour 2: Lilacs /soft to med purples 
Colour 3: white tone on tones 
Colour 3: fairies, horses and dogs.. in above colours.

Olivia's mum requested that some fabrics that they had been collecting together
to make a special quilt for her room be used. As the snugglybug quilt had already been started Bev Jacobs and her quilting group got together and made this lovely quilt as you go quilt out of the fabrics they had been gathering. It will be delivered to Olivia in Melbourne this weekend (19th May) Thankyou so much Bev and friends.

Girl 8 years Old - Lilly request made 30 March 2007 completed

Colour 1.pretty candy Pinks 
Colour 2: Lilacs /soft to med purples 
Colour 3: white tone on tones 
Colour 3: Butterfly or fairy prints in above colours.

Girl 8 years Old - Maggie request made 30 March 2007 completed

Colour 1.pretty candy Pinks 
Colour 2: Lilacs /soft to med purples 
Colour 3: white tone on tones 
Colour 3: Butterfly or fairy prints in above colours.

Girl 3 years Old - Nikki request made 30 March 2007 completed

Colour 1.pretty candy Pinks 
Colour 2: Lilacs /soft to med purples 
Colour 3: white tone on tones 
Colour 3: Dora the Expolorer, Butterfly or fairy prints in above colours.

boy 2 years old - Kobi request made 13th Jan 2007  completed

thankyou to our block makers, Beryl for assembling and Hilary for quilting overnight. This was all achieved in 2 weeks!! 
Thanks to Material Girls for their donation of Spotlight vouchers which purchased the backing.

Janie - 4 year old girl request made 12th Jan 2007 completed and presented March 9th.

Thankyou to our block makers, Veronica for assembling, Hilary for quilting as always and the Material Girls of Burnie whose spotlight voucher purchased the backing.

Colour 1.pretty candy Pinks 
Colour 2: soft almost baby/sky blues 
Colour 3: white tone on tones 
Colour 3: Barbie or fairy prints in above colours.

At the Spring Stitch in 2006 all of my ladies contributed to the making of this quilt by making first a 3D flower and then 
doing their bit at the cutting, piecing, pressing and assembling tables. Below is the wonderful result which was generously 
quilted by Hilary Arnold of Fairfield quilting. It is to be raffled to raise funds for backings, quilting thread and fabric 
pens for Snugglybug quilt requests over the next 12 months.

Boy Iggy, 2 1/2 years old request made 23 October 2006  Completed
Colour 1:bright reds
Colour 2:bright blues 
Colour 3: bright yellows 
Colour 4: bright blues or a blue, red and yellow coordinating animal print.

Iggy’s quilt was pieced by volunteers across the state and again assembled by Jan Nes. Quilted again by Hilary of Fairfield Quilting.

George 15 year old boy - Essendon Fan completed

 

The Country Garden Quilters pieced Georges quilt with scarves ,ribbons and a huge signed flag from the Essendon Football club. Quilted by Hilary of Fairfield Quilting.

Completed request made: 1 September 2006

Girl,  Frankie 15 years old -
Colour  1: hot  pinks
colour 2: light baby pinks
colour 3: white tone on tones
colour 4: Light pinks

Frankies quilt presented 26th September assembled by Vicki Brumby, backing donated by Southern spinners, Quilted by Hilary Arnold of Fairfield quilting, blocks made by many wonderful women.

Ewans Quilt

14 year old Boy - Collingwood fanatic!

stitched by Jan Nes and her local patchwork Group. Quilted by Hilary Arnold, Fairfield Quilting.

Charlottes Quilt finished. Pieced by Jan Nes, quilted by Hilary Arnold of Fairfield quilting, backing donated by Southern spinning group. Blocks made by many wonderful people.

completed

request made: 17 March 2006     
Girl,  Charlotte - 
Colour  1: pretty  pinks
colour 2: soft to medium purples and lavender mauves
colour 3: white tone on tones
colour 4: if possible white or light background prints with pink/purple fairies, butterflies ,hearts etc - predominantly to read a 'light' value fabric

Daisy's quilt was donated by the Launceston Patchwork and quilters 'Quilts for Keeps' group. It was the perfect colours for Daisy and was sitting awaiting a recipient. Thankyou.

request made: 17th March 2006     
Girl, - Daisy
Colour  1: pretty pinks
colour 2: soft mint or apple greens
colour 3: white tone on tones or plains
colour 4: white background fairies, butterflies, hearts etc prints in above colours

request made: 23rd December 2005

Girl,  Annie 2 nearly 3, loves all Disney theme stuff especially Shrek and the Wiggles. (this may be difficult but I spy 
type fabrics may work)
Colour  1: bright pinks
colour 2: bright blues
colour 3: plainish bright yellows
colour 4: bright conversational prints - Disney, Shrek, Wiggles or other fun bright prints and I spy type fabrics

Annie's Quilt presented Monday 20th February, quilted by Fairfield Quilting, backing donated by Helen Stubbings, assembled by Jan Nes with blocks made by many wonderful quilters.

request made: 23rd December 2005

Boy,  - Bob just turned 6,  nothing really stands out that he likes  but he does like lovehearts and teddy bears. 
colour 1: med-dark reds
colour 2: med-dark blues
colour 3: light tans, coffee colours
colour 4: either colour 3 light tans/coffee colours or these colours with love heart and teddy prints on them.

'Bobs quilt' presented February 2006, quilted by Cathy Craig, assembled by Vicki Brumby of the Material Girls, Burnie, backing donated by Sharon Thomson and blocks pieced by many wonderful volunteers.As we have many volunteers 
I will try and share the load around. Email your acceptance in and  I will confirm your involvement. Do not start your block until you receive your confirmation as we may have too many volunteers for the quilt.

 

Most of us have children and if you haven’t gone through the process of watching and caring for a sick, frightened, child then we can only imagine how difficult it is both for the child and those that love them. If through a small part of your time doing something you are passionate about we can ease the pain and ‘loneliness’ of the process in any way I am more than eager to do it.