Current Projects

As of March 1, 2019

Richmond and Surrounding areas have a need for:

  • Dialysis blankets. Linda is requesting dialysis blankets of 30-34” wide and 60” in length. They can be knit or crochet, any weight yarn, any pattern you like. Dialysis blankets can also be created using fleece.
  • Twin bed size blankets of up to 72” in length (30-32” wide)
  • Port Pillows – get a pattern for a crocheted port pillow HERE
  • Knitted Tit Bits (boobs) – Don’t forget to tag this item with the size.  Get a pattern for a knitted boob pattern HERE
  • Baby blankets/hats are needed by March 27th

Fredericksburg/King George has a need for:

  • Knit or crochet turtles (these can be any color, any size and can be knit or crochet). The cut-off date for turning turtles in is March 31st.
  • Blankets – any size, any color, for men, women, children and babies
  • Hats of all sizes
  • Baby items
  • Seatbelt Protectors – Pattern HERE

Please note that we give you our current needs, not to say that you need to focus on these items, but because these are our most pressing items.   We prefer you work on something that you enjoy doing and, as you know, we can find an outlet for anything you wish to donate.  We give you the current needs in the event what you enjoy most is making something to meet the current need.  We are grateful for anything you make for From the Heart.

A quick request for when/if  you turn in those 12” cotton or acrylic squares. Please either note on them which they are (cotton or acrylic) or attached the yarn label, as they go different places. The cotton go to Retirement Homes and are used as actual washcloths. These get tagged. The acrylic go to Memory Care Centers and are used as part of a Montessori Program in which resident help “fold laundry”. These do not get tagged, just counted and inventoried.


Project Sizes, Supplies and Ongoing Projects

Project Sizes

As always anything you want to make we can really use to help fill the bins in the shop and warm the hearts and bodies of those in need.

  • Chemo Hats for Guys and Boys
  • Socks for the Homeless – prefer white, non – Wool socks. Tube socks work well (no heels to deal with!)
  • Chemo Blankets/Shawls 30″ x 48″
  • Blankets for Hospice/Palliative Care 27″ x 36″ (No fringe, no tie on’s if wheelchair blankets)
  • Baby Blankets
    •  32″ to 40″ square
    • Rectangles from 32″ X 30″ and up
  • Children’s blankets (for clutching or draggin’) 24″ sq up to 36″ or 40″ & not necessarily square
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Unit blankets Large and COLORFUL! (Just enough to cover the top of twin bed)
  • Dialysis blankets: 60″ long.  30-32″ wide.
  • Home Again (Battered Women and Children’s Shelter) large enough to wrap a small child in cold, drafty house
  • Chemo Hats Small, medium and large sizes for both adults and children
  • SPCA rounds or squares 15-18 inches up to 3 feet to fit crates using leftovers of mixed yarn, wool, blends, cotton or acrylics
  • Squares 12 inches to be stitched together into blankets
  • Infant Hats, Must be stretchy. Full term newborn needs to fit over a 5″ Styrofoam ball.
  • Layette Sets Used as “take me home” outfits for newborns.
  • Bears and Toys New bears from Dollar stores, dressed with knitted or crocheted outfits. Given to sick, scared or needy children in ER, clinic, oncology, hospice and other areas.