Memory quilts are small, quilted or knotted quilts donated to Grand River Hospital. The are given to those who have lost an infant due to still birth, SIDS, or some other catastrophe. More memory quilts are always needed.
The quilts provide something tangible for parents who are going home with empty arms, and are given along with other mementos such as a hand and foot print and a lock of hair -- all put into a box provided by the Waterloo County Tole and Decorative Painters' Guild. A few of the baby quilts are being directed to preemies and special cases in Emergency when staff identifies a need. Completed Memory Quilts can be donated at any guild meeting.