Do you have a charity close to your heart that you love quilting for?
My local guild, the Nimble Thimbles, makes quilts for our local children’s hospital. Throughout the year all of the members piece tops that will snuggle a child in a hospital environment with love and comfort. We call our program Cuddle Care. Don’t you love that!?!
Every July all of our friends from the Nimble Thimble guild descend on our shop and take over all of our APQS long arm quilting machines to quilt all the tops from the year that have been made.
We load an entire bolt of backing fabric on each of our five longarm machines and each machine has a team of quilters dedicated to stitching as many kiddo quilts on the frame as possible.
Each time one quilt is finished, you’ll hear a happy dance from the crew as the finished quilts start piling up! Can you believe these amazing ladies completed 63 quilts?! What a productive day!
Of course, knowing that a child who may be having a tough day in the hospital is going to be given a snuggly quilty gift is the best part. And, we also know that the family around that child is going to be under a great deal of stress as their child undergoes treatment in the hospital. My guild hopes that a quilt from our Cuddle Care program can make that load a bit more bearable because they’ll know our town’s community is standing with them.
If you are looking for a good quilt pattern to use for your next charity project don’t miss our three yard quilt books. You can make a wonderful quilt from just three one yard cuts that is the perfect size for a charity quilt. We even have curated three yard cuts that we know will look great together. Our newest one is very popular with our Quilt Fairies… it is from the sweet Forest Fairy line!