The Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Quilt Project, Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness quilt Project?
The CHD Awareness Quilt Project, Inc. is a project that 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.
How did it get started?
As with any project, The CHD Awareness Quilt Project, Inc. started as the dream of one woman to promote CHD awareness and has blossomed into a reality with the dedication and commitment of a network of volunteers worldwide.
How do I request a block dedication?
You may access the dedication form online through our website. You may also request for a dedication form to be sent to you.
How much will it cost me?
There is no cost to you to be included in this project.
Do I have to make my child's or my own block?
We do encourage anyone who would like to make their child's or their own block to go ahead. Many have found it to be a rewarding experience. We have a wonderful network of volunteer seamstresses, embroiders, and quilters for those who would allow us to honor their child with a block on the quilt. Blocks need to be made of 100% cotton materials. Block directions
Where do I send my finished block(s)?
You can send your finished block(s) to The CHD Awareness Quilt Project, Inc. 1890 Torrey Pines Ct., Stockton, CA 95206
How long does it take to have a block made?
Since each block is personalized by the comments that are made on the block request form, we cannot give a time frame on how long it takes to have a block completed. Our volunteers often search for specific fabric and/or appliques to construct a personalized block. Sometimes, this search can take months. Once a block is sewn, it then moves on to the embroidery stage. This stage can also take time as the embroidery machines are programmed for each individual block. Once we have received 42 full completed blocks, they are then assigned to a quilt and move into the quilting stage. Due to the number of block requests we receive, it could take up to 1 year to see the quilt block in a completed.
How will I know if my child's/my block is included?
Depending on the contact information you provide on the dedication form, you will receive a picture of the block by email when your child's/your block is completed.
What can I do to help?
The CHD Awareness Quilt Project is always in need of volunteers. We welcome volunteers to sew blocks, machine embroider names, birth dates, and diagnosis on the blocks. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us.
Do you accept donations for the CHD Awareness Project?
The CHD Awareness Quilt Project depends solely on the generosity of others who have so generously donated time and materials. Donations of 100% cotton material and thread are needed. Of course, monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.
Where will the quilt be on display?
How do I apply to host the CHD Awareness Quilt?
If you are interested in hosting the CHD Awareness Quilt, you will need to fill out the Request to Host form
Does each state have it's own quilt?
No. The CHD Awareness Quilt Project is an international endeavor. Quilt blocks are made in the order in which the dedication was received.