January 2019 – APQS Interview With Cuddle Care Chair

Last fall APQS interviewed our own Cuddle Care Chair, Debbie Hampton and posted it on the APQS.com website.

Below is the interview:

When you’ve got a steady stream of babies arriving at the NICU, it can be hard to keep us with the demand for isolette quilts.  But Debbie Hampton is up to the task – over the past four months she has quilted more than thirty quilts for Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, on her new APQS Mille.

With the help of her fellow quilters at Louisville Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild, she is churning out quilts to help protect infants’ eyes from the elements while in the NICU.

“My new Millie has really enabled me to work a lot faster,” she said. “It’s been such a rewarding experience and I have to tell you, I’ve never seen a more generous group when it comes to these baby quilts.  Our guild doesn’t have much money to help with fabrics and I frequently run out of batting…but everyone tries to help as best they can and it’s really a group effort.”

If you’d like to help Debbie in her effort to blanket NICU infants with love, please visit this link:https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2KEYOTUE90NFN

The 2018 LNT Cuddle Care program donated a total of 114 quilts to Norton Children’s Hospital.  Thanks to Debbie, the Cuddle Care Committee, and each member who made it happen.

Piecefully yours,


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