Bristol Hospice 

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Read about our partner charity and see the items we are crafting 

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Read the Project Must-Knows 

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Pick a pattern from our approved or suggested pattern collection

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Shipping address, print a care slip & tally your donation

   this is how it works  

 
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Bristol Hospice is graciously committed to ensuring that all patients and families entrusted to their care will be treated with the highest level of compassion, respect, and quality of care. They provide hospice services to meet the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of their patients and their families/caregivers. An interdisciplinary group of professionals and volunteers develops an individualized plan of care which includes, as appropriate, the following services: nursing, physicians, home health aides, counseling, spiritual support, therapy, dietary, volunteers, durable medical equipment, supplies, and bereavement services.

They serve approximately 140 patients in their own homes, Approximately 1/3 of their patients are Veterans of the Military. 

 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Blankets
Sew/Knit/Crochet
150
148
Pillowcases
Sew
150
137
Mini Tissue Holders
Sew/Crochet
150
38
Pocket Prayer Quilt (Heart Hug)
Sew
150
103
Twiddle Muffs
Knit/Crochet
100
93

 project must-knows 

1) Burrito Pillowcases - Using the standard burrito pillowcase pattern, we are crafting pillowcases for the adult patients in hospice. Use tasteful combinations of fabric that will bring comfort to those going through a difficult time. 🇺🇸​

 

2) Lapghans - sewn, knit and crochet  Any blanket type style okay in Lapghan size 36x48". These can be quilts, rag quilts, fleece, flannel, cotton blankets or knit, crochet. (not accepting no-sew). Many of our patterns are for various sizes, please adjust to fit the size requirement for this charity. The Lapghan size is perfect for folks resting in bed or using a wheelchair.  🇺🇸

 

3) Pocket Prayer Quilts/ Heart Hugs- (non-religious)- We are using our Pocket Prayer Quilt pattern to make non-religious Heart Hugs we'd like to provide every patient one to hold in their lap or place at their bedside. We request that each one is made with a heart and is therefore non-religious to accommodate anyone who may receive it.  We will provide a laminated card with a nice saying/poem to go with each quilt. 🇺🇸

4) Mini Tissue Holders - Sewn, knit, Crochet We will be providing mini tissue holders with tissues for every patient. If you'd like to include the tissues that would be great, but we can provide them when they arrive here if you are not able to. These can be sewn, knit or crochet. 🇺🇸

5) Twiddle Muffs -knit/crochet Twiddle muffs are wonderful at providing a comforting sensory experience. Patients will redirect their fidgeting to the muff, instead of picking on clothing buttons, healing wounds, or even their IV. 🇺🇸

🇺🇸 Items for Veterans- All of the above items can be made in fabrics/yarns for Veterans, as this Hospice has 140 patients and 1/3 are Veterans. When you tally your item, you can indicate on the tally sheet that it is an item for a Veteran so we only collect the amount needed. 

 
 

   this is how it works  

Overview

Bristol Hospice Project Overview Sheet

Project Overview Sheet for all items we are crafting for Bristol Hospice. Start Here!

  pillowcases 

 
Sew

Burrito Pillowcase Pattern

Written Pattern for Burrito Pillow Case

Sew

Burrito Pillowcase Video Tutorial

The best video tutorial out there for making a burrito pillowcase!

  blankets  

 
Sew

Crafting Change Flip & Sew Lapghan

This lapghan quilts itself as you go!

Sew

Receiving Blanket Tutorial

This technique is stellar, you will need to modify the blanket size for this project.

Sew

Rag Quilt Zoom Class

Rag Quilt Zoom Room Class with Crafting Change

Knit

Tumbling Blocks Blanket

This pattern for beginners with knits and purls is also a reversible blanket, too. It calls for aran weight yarn but you can use worsted weight yarn, just check your gauge.

Crochet

Mixed Stripes Throw

Lovely blanket with easy to create stripes. Leave the tassels off if creating for small children or babies.

Sew

Easy Sewn Blanket Techniques with Martha Richmond

Video Tutorial with Craftivist Martha Richmond showing a variety of simple techniques to quickly sew up and bind off blankets for charity!

Sew

Easy Baby Blanket

This super easy blanket can be made in as little as 20 minutes!

Sew

Blanket Sizing Chart

Blanket Sizing Chart

Sew

Crafting Change Rag Quilt Helpful Files

This file contains several helpful resources created by Crafting Change for making rag quilts!

Sew

Rag Quilt Guide

How to make a rag quilt the ultimate guide with step by step pictures.

Sew

Rag Quilt Supplement

Fabric choices and quilt math included in this Crafting Change supplement.

Crochet

Cross Double Hatch Blanket

You will get a beautiful texture from the crossed double crochet stitch in an easy two row repeat.

Sew

Minky Blanket with Bias Tape

Easy Minky blanket you simply edge with bias tape (homemade or store bought)!

Knit

38 Knit Blanket Patterns

This link will connect you to 38 great knit blankets, all approved patterns for our charity partners requesting knit blankets!

Sew

Machine Binding Your Blanket

How to machine bind a blanket

Sew

Quilt As You Go

This quilt as you go method just needs some strips!

Sew

Reversible Blanket

Reversible Blanket with decorative stitching

Sew

Rag Quilt DIY Tutorial

Nice guide with options for block sizing.

Sew

Self Binding Blanket

Easy peasy self binding flannel blanket!

Knit

Colts Foot Blanket by Hobbii

Easy for beginners, the knit purl pattern works up with DK weight acrylic yarn. You could also try a yarn substitute like Sport. The knitting pattern calls for circular knitting needles to accommodate all your stitches.

Crochet

Quiet Ripple Crochet Lapghan

This lovely textured blanket has been amended to use a lighter DK weight yarn.

Sew

Easy Flannel Receiving Blanket

Easy Flannel Receiving Blanket (no binding)

 heart hugs (pocket prayers) 

 
Sew

Video Tutorial Pocket Prayer Quilts

Video Step by Step on how to construct our Pocket Prayer Quilt

  mini tissue holders   

 
Crochet

Crochet Mini Tissue Holder

These mini tissue holders have a cute pocket too!

Sew

Fabric Mini Tissue Holder

This sewn mini tissue holder is real scrap buster!

   twiddle muffs  

Knit/Crochet

Twiddle Muffs

This Project Sheet for Twiddle Muffs will give you many links to patterns to help you with this craft!

 

 shipping guidelines 

Items for Bristol Hospice will be shipped to Crafting Change Headquarters in Eugene. The volunteer coordinator from Bristol Hospice will pick up donations from us here. Please ensure you put a Care Slip in with your donations with your contact information on it that we can pass along to Bristol Hospice when they pick up the donations. 

Crafting Change HQ

USPS                                                         

Crafting Change HQ                     

PO BOX 41631                                     

Eugene, OR 97404 

 

FedEx/UPS

Crafting Change HQ

255 River Avenue #41631

Eugene, OR 97404           

 

If your box will cost you more than $15 to ship, consider this option:  get a $15 UPS label from Give Back Box and ship up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to Crafting Change by clicking on our link here. We have had some issues with them reissuing the same tracking number, please go to ups.com when you get your label and see if it is a brand new label or if it is one that has been used already. 

If it is used, please email them at info@givebackbox.com and ask for a new label that has not been used and they will send you a new one right away!