Lindbergh ECE Bluebirds make quilts for children with cancer

Lindbergh ECE Bluebirds make quilts for children with cancer

Students in the Bluebird Room at Lindbergh Early Childhood Education West practiced their school’s character word of the month, service, by making quilts in April to comfort patients at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

The 4- and 5-year-olds drew bright and cheerful pictures onto cloth squares, and teacher Barb Mikusch sewed them together into four beautiful lap quilts. Then the children’s family members helped hand-tie the quilts to prepare them for delivery.

“To develop an understanding of our April character word, service, we talked about ways to help our friends, families and community, including patients at Cardinal Glennon who are receiving chemotherapy,” Mikusch stated in a news release. “The children are very proud of their beautiful quilts and we know they will help comfort and brighten the day of children that are in the hospital.”

Nonprofit organization Rainbows for Kids, which is headed by Lindbergh High School graduate Sally Rains, will deliver the quilts now that they are complete.