Jeannie Blaylock, creator of Buddy Check 12, traveled to Europe and learned about heart pillows. The large one could be easily held under an arm to provide comfort during medical treatments. The smaller one is used with a seat belt to protect and comfort the breast area. She decided to bring the idea back to the United States and share it.
Jeannie had one problem, she did not sew. She visited her friend, Mary Gladding, owner of Calico Station Quilt Shop, and told her about the heart pillows. In less than a second, Mary agreed to support the Buddy Check 12 heart program.
Mary drafted a pattern and selected some lovely fabrics and the rest is history. Heart pillows began to be made from the hearts and hands of Mary and her loving customers.
If you need a pillow, contact Calico Station and we will mail a set to you. If you are in the area, drop in and pick up a kit or completed pillows.