Quilts for GBM Patients

"Quilts can be very meaningful to cancer patients or to families who have lost a loved one to glioblastoma. Patients and families can form a deep attachment to something such as a quilt because of the comfort it brings. Getting a quilt from a stranger can mean a lot to a glioblastoma patient. This type of gift can make a big difference to a patient because it means that someone was thinking of them during a difficult time."

To get involved in our Quilt for a Cause program, learn more below.

Chemo Quilts

Oncology floors can be chilly and sometimes chemotherapy medications can make patients feel even more cold. At many hospitals patients are encouraged to bring a quilt for warmth. If you are a quilter, and would like to donate a chemo quilt to a patient undergoing chemotherapy for glioblastoma, here is all the information you need to get started.

Quilt Size: The quilt should be large enough to tuck under the feet and go all the way up to the neck while seated. We recommend a length and width of 70"x46"
Quilt Material: Warm cuddle fabrics would be a great backing to provide patients with warmth and comfort.

  • Use a quality backing such as Warm & Natural
  • Any punched cotton batting will hold up well
  • If you want to use a fleece blanket instead of a quilt, two layers sewn together at the binding will help retain heat and provide extra weight
  • Use quality fabrics so that they withstand washings
  • Avoid using red colors that may bleed or dark colors such as blue and black that may fade after multiple washes
  • Use a color catcher or dye fixative such as Retayne to keep colors from bleeding

Durability: The quilts should be quilted with a tight pattern, no more than a few inches in between.

Memory Quilts

Memory quilts are a wonderful way to keep a loved one's memory alive. A quilt is something that can be used by families of patients lost to glioblastoma to keep their loved one close. If you would like to make a memory quilt for someone lost to glioblastoma, we recommend a simple square quilt with sashing and 12.5in squares of fabric.

If you would like to make a memory quilt for a glioblastoma patient, please contact us so we can identify a family for you.

Complete the form below and start quilting today!

Quilt for a Cause

Sign up to create a quilt for a patient impacted by glioblastoma. Complete the form below and start quilting!

Completed Quilts can be sent to:

Glioblastoma Foundation
2451 Croasdaile Farm Parkway Suite 109
Durham, NC 27705

The current standard of care for glioblastoma consisting of radiation and chemotherapy is ineffective.

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