At the guild chapter I attend, Foothills Quilters, we've been making heart quilts to give to those who have a serious illness or have lost a close loved one. Here is the one I made and donated to give love and comfort to one of our ladies. It's hand appliques using batik fabric on a black background. I call it Framed Hearts:
I started it in 2005. I love that it will one day give comfort to someone when they are sad.