Monday, May 9, 2016

Welcome to the Sea Trail Grandmas Blog! Bienvenue au blog de Sea Trail Grandmas!

We would like to welcome all current and new volunteers 
as well as anybody interested in our community service, 
to Sea Trail Grandmas blog. 
Since 2008 we have knitted, crocheted and sewn clothes for:
premature and newborn babies, children and adult chemo hats 
and Teddy Bears (used in surgery and emergency rooms). 
If you are interested, to knit and sew for your local hospital 
or your personal used, you can use our patterns (see page on right). 
For more information please contact us at: and to see all the blog posts visit us at:
Bienvenue à tous! 
 Depuis 2008 nous tricotons et cousons; des vêtements 
pour les bébés prématurés et nouveaux nés, 
des chapeaux de chimiothérapie pour les enfants et les adultes,
des oursons pour les enfants 
(utilisés aux salles d'urgence et de chirurgie).
Si vous êtes intéressée à coudre et à tricoter pour votre hôpital local 
ou pour votre utilitée personnel, vous pouvez utiliser nos modèles 
(voir à droite de la page). 
Pour plus d'informations s.v.p. contactez nous a: 
et pour voir tous les "posts" du blog visitez:

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 5th, 2016
Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation
teamed up with Sea Trail Grandmas 
to make a special delivery
of bears and stuffed animals 
to Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. 
From left to right:
NHBMC Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie L. Clark,
Sea Trail Grandmas;
 Joanne McDonough, Dolores Geisler, Michele Lupien, Barbara Page,
NHBMC Home Volunteer Liason, Kim Brandt and Betty Ann Luff.
BEMC Community Grants Coordinator,
Heather B. Holbrook
and NHBMC Volunteer Manager, Deborah B. Rochelle
40 stuffed animals were collected 
for the hospital
by BEMC employees!

and 222 items were made
by Sea Trail Grandmas!

36 Pillow case, Teddy Bears and Gowns Sets

60 Teddy Bears and 47 Teddy Gowns

7 Car Seat Blankets
Also a Sea Trail Grandma, Pat McKee
donated 8 stuffed animals

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
March and April 2016
92 Newborn hats were delivered!
Happy Spring! 
Louise and Mary Ann!

Monday, March 7, 2016

2016 Spring Delivery to the NICU

The 2016 Spring Delivery to the NICU was a great success. 
Thanks to you, 1,028 items were delivered. 
Eileen McConville, Director of Volunteers, greeted Sea Trail Grandma volunteers: Dolores Geisler, Inge Wilson, Joanne McDonough, Arlene Cook and Betty Ann Luff. 
Hospital staff, Susan McKendrick, Sonja Jones and Cynthia McIntyre were also on hand to see what we brought for the babies and to say thanks.
We also donated a large bag of household and personal items to the Family House. We ended our day with a little shopping and a nice lunch.


51 Bunny Hats
40 Fleece Spring Blankets
43 Blue and 31 Pink  Bunny Gowns 

38 Gowns
276 Coddler Sheets and 394 Receiving Blankets

65 Bonding Dolls
1 sleep sac and hat set, 
45 knitted blankets and 45 hats.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Our twin boys were born at Grand Strand Hospital on February 9th and they received two of the beautiful hats your group donated. They were born early, at 35 weeks and the hats have gotten a lot of use. We try to keep them cozy and bundled up to help keep their temperatures up. I just wanted to say thank you and to share some pictures of our boys in their hats!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
February 20th, 2016
39 Newborn hats were delivered!

Thursday, February 25, 2016


New donation from Sea Trail Grandmas!
103 items!
Kim and Colleen carting them in....
...and being delivered to Julie and Cheryl in Womens Services

60 newborn fleece blankets
23 Teddy Bears and 20 Teddy gowns

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Natalie L. Clark, Volunteer Coordinator
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center

and Betty Ann Luff from Sea Trail Grandmas
20 Newborn fleece blankets
and 4 pair of booties

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
Myrtle Beach, SC
In January 2016
32 Newborn hats were delivered!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sea Trail Grandmas,
Again 2015 has been a good year.
We delivered around 3,000 items! 
our estimate volunteer time is 
more than 11,000 hours this year. 
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 
To All of You!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
On December 9th, 2015 
519 items were delivered.
From left to right;
Betty Ann Luff,  Dolores Geisler, Michele Lupien,
NICU Nurse Cynthia McIntyre,
Liz Gillespie, Pat McKee, Betty Ann Potvin and Marge Libby.
The Winter Project
50 knit Santa hats and 40 crochet edge fleece blankets
Hats washed and separate by sizes
10 knit blankets, 1 sweater, 12 hats and 2 pair of mittens
31 bonding dolls
25 preemie gowns
198 flannel coddler sheets and 150 receiving flannel blankets

Thank you, thank you, thank you SO very much! 
As a knitter/crocheter/sewer myself, 
I LOVE using these items for our babies 
at NHRMC! :) 
All of us nurses love the items you all bring! 
God bless you all and Merry Christmas! 
Heather B.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Grand Strand Regional 
Medical Center 
in Myrtle Beach, SC

170 Newborn hats were delivered in 
October, November and December 2015

January 6, 2016
This is Ty Jeffery
 he was born this morning and was the lucky recipient 
of a beautiful navy cap to keep his little head warm. 
Thank you so much for the kindness.
Catherine Trevett.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
October 27, Delivery to NICU 

Our delivery of Fall items to the NICU today was extra special for many reasons. We were allowed to visit with a precious baby named Rose. The Star News on-line and WECT news on-line both ran articles and photos of Baby Rose wearing one of our pumpkin hats, orange blanket and a little gown. Rose’s mommy was also interviewed by WWAY TV News 3 which aired at 5:30 today. 
The other great thing that happened is that the hospital presented Sea Trail Grandmas with a donation to help with the purchase of materials. Our heartfelt thanks goes to Eileen McConville, Director of Volunteers, and NHRMC Auxiliary Pat Dagnon for their support. 
The hospital invited the news media to the presentation of the check. We received coverage by WWAY TV 3 news at 5:30 and WECT News at 6:00. We were also covered in the two news articles mentioned above. Time Warner Cable was there as well. 
Volunteers attending the delivery today were: Marge Libby, Joanne McDonough, Dolores Geisler, Charlene Doolittle, Betty Ann Potvin, Betty Ann Luff and Michele Lupien. 

Precious princess Rose Marie
751 Items were delivered
53 Pumpkin hats and 40 fleece blankets
255 coddler sheets and 229 receiving blankets

54 Bonding dolls
47 gowns

30 knit blankets, 5 sleep sacs, 37 hats and 1 pair of mitten
Hello Sea Trail Grandmas,
The NICU leaders tell us that you continue to do outstanding work to provide outfits for our smallest and most vulnerable patients. This beautiful work is appreciated by each family and by all our staff.  You really make a difference for patients in the Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital.
Eileen McConville, CAVS
Director, Volunteer & Auxiliary Services