Join Us for Our July Work Group

Join us on July 16th and 17th as we make blankets, blanket sleepers and bedding for the babies.  Sewing skills are not required!  Click here for more information.  with questions.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Jun 29, 2011 at 9:09 am

PLEASE NOTE: New Donation Mailing Address

We’re outgrowing TPP headquarters! Please mail future donations to our new address:

The Preemie Project
PO Box 1310
Iowa City, IA 52244

Posted by Linda Aker on May 03, 2011 at 9:09 am

Work Group Make-Up Scheduled

The make-up for our January ‘11 work group has been scheduled for February 19th and 20th.  See our calendar of events for details.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Feb 07, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Work Group Weekend Postponed

The Work Group Weekend for January 29th and 30th has been postponed.  Thank you to all who signed up to volunteer.  Please stay tuned for information about a make-up date.

Posted by Laura Pabich on Jan 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Measurements Update

Please note the following changes to our Measurement Guidelines. These guidelines are made in consultation with the staff at the UIHC NICU we support.

Revised Blanket Measurements

  * Standard NICU blanket: 30” to 42” square
  * X-Large: 42” to 50” square

Blankets smaller than these sizes are not used at UIHC NICU.
Blankets may be knit or Crochet.  The blanket should not have excessively large holes and should be made from the softest yarns.
Sewn blankets for use in the NICU should be made from Fleece or flannel.  Quilts or other blankets with seams through the blankets or ties, cannot be used in the NICU.  Quilts will be donated for going home supplies and should be of standard or x-large size.

The NICU at University Hospital does NOT use Sleep Sacks like the popular Preemie Ripple Sleep Sack.  Knit or crochet blankets are preferred for use with the fragile preemies.

Posted by Linda Aker on Dec 14, 2010 at 4:04 pm


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