Cuddle Care

Cuddle Care Guidelines 2018

Norton Children’s Hospital of Louisville, Kentucky, is the chosen charity of LNT.  Our goal is to donate the number of Cuddle Care quilts that equals twice the membership. One hundred twenty quilts were donated in 2017.

Members may donate completed quilts, unquilted tops, or your talents.  Quarterly Cuddle Care sessions will provide the opportunity for each member to contribute in their area of expertise.  We also accept cash donations for fabric and supplies.

Basic guidelines for Cuddle Care quilts:

1)  100% cotton is the preferred fabric.  Avoid heavy fabric such as denim or corduroy.
2)  Prewash all fabric in hot water and detergent.  Do not use softener or starch.
3)  Cotton or polyester thread.  NO monofilament.
4)  Hand or machine quilt.  NO tied quilts.
5)  All quilts must be 36 inches or wider.  May be longer than 36 inches.

A quilt top that is 36-38 inches wide will be accepted as is.  These tops will be stockpiled for quilting in July on the long arm quilting machines.

Completed quilts are ideal, but if that is not possible, please provide batting and backing for tops wider than 38 inches.  Our fabric inventory is at a critically low level, so any help with the larger sized battings and backings would be greatly appreciated.

Cuddle Care is collecting 4.5 inch  by WOF (width of fabric) strips to be assembled into quilt tops at the quarterly CC sessions.  A labeled collection basket will be available at all meetings.  We hope to have at least 50 tops by July for our long arm quilting event at Quilted Joy.

All new members will be assigned a Cuddle Care resource member for you to contact when you begin your first CC quilt. They will provide detailed information and answer any questions.

You are invited to show your completed quilt or quilt top during “Show and Tell”.  We love sharing our creations!