Quilts of Love

Events & Activities

Quilts of Love have been made in South Australia since 1996.

In 2017 we celebrated 21 years of service.

Quilts of Love, inspired by a similar project in NSW, was taken up by the late Jean Pearce OAM. Jean worked closely with social work staff from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital to change bereavement policy and procedures.

Today Quilts are supplied  to many maternity hospitals throughout South Australia.

An Art quilt Tiny Tiles of Love has been gifted to the Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide in recognition of the contibution of Quilters and hospital staff

How can you help?

Click HERE for guidelines for ‘Quilts of Love’ (or without photo to print here)

Click HERE for guidelines for Isolette Covers (or without photo to print here)

Click HERE for guidelines for Crib Quilts

*** Please use free labels for your Quilts of Love, this helps hospitals identify the quilt for its intended use and links it to the supplier. Available on request from co-ordinator or from Guild meetings

JUNE 2019: Crib Quilts

We have been asked by Lyell McEwin Hospital to make 26" square Crib Quilts. There is no limit to your imagination for creating pretty little quilts to cover an open crib, which will also brighten the NICU units and make them feel a little more homely. You can use flannel on the back of these if you like. Please remember that they still need to be cuddly and soft, so that they fold easily and not be stiffened by heavy machine embroidery. A soft wadding is also required such as cotton or Pelon. We also request that no buttons or embellishments are added so that nothing can harm baby's delicate skin should they lie on the quilts. It is our hope that the parents take one of our crib quilts home with them for use in the first weeks of their baby's life, which can then become a treasured memento of the birth.

Quilts may be dropped for collection at the following supporting shops:

Sue’s Sewing World 165, St. Bernards Road, Rostrevor

Widebacks Daveys Rd, Flagstaff Hill

Tricia’s Discount Fabrics 11-13 Price Street Melrose Park

Quilters Guild of SA Inc any monthly meeting

Regular post to co-ordinator

You may drop your quilts to your local hospital but please consider notifying QoL co-ordinator so that supply can be monitered. This is where the coordinator can assist with individaul donations. If you are part of a group, please consider sending your bundle of quilts together so that lots of people are not calling in at various times.

You do not need to be a Guild member to contribute

If you drop your quilts at any of the shops

PLEASE CONTACT CO-ORDINATOR to alert that there are quilts ready for COLLECTION

Thank you for your kind support, your contributions are so very much appreciated.

Any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to ask


LQoL Co-ordinator

[email protected]

0488 358 585

or Shirley

[email protected]

0413 618 814