Cuddle Care

Cuddle Care 2023

On Thursday, July 20th, from approximately 10-2 we will be having Cuddle Cares long arm sewing event for LNT members at Quilted Joy, 10302 Bluegrass Pkwy. We will be quilting furnished tops to be sent to Norton Children’s Hospital. Sign up sheet available prior to event at LNT meetings. Join us to try your hand at long arming!

On the following Thursday, July 27th LNT members will be meeting at the Jeffersonian from 10-2 to bind quilts previously completed at Quilted Joy. Quilts and binding provided but members will need to bring their sewing machines and thread of various colors to match the various bindings.

Cuddle Care Guidelines 2023

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.

Completed quilts are the preferred donation to Cuddle Care and are a great opportunity for members to practice all aspects of quilting. Additionally, there are many other ways that members can donate to Cuddle Care:  

  • Pieced tops
  • Batting
  • Fabric-100% cotton is preferred. Avoid heavy fabric such as denim or corduroy.
  • Financial – Cash can be donated for the purchase of supplies.
  • Talents

Basic guidelines for Cuddle Care quilts:

  • Prewash all fabric in hot water and detergent.  Do not use softener or starch.
  • Cotton or polyester thread.  NO monofilament.
  • Hand or machine quilt.  NO tied quilts.
  • Quilts that are 36” square or larger are greatly appreciated.  

Any questions can be addressed to the committee chair or members.

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

Cuddle Care 2022

This has been a busy summer for Cuddle Care. In July many LNT members met at Quilted Joy to use their long arm sewing machines to quilt tops that had been donated throughout the year. By the end of the day we had completed quilting 50 tops! A big THANK YOU to LNT member, Angela Huffman for donating the use of her machines & the time of her “Quilt Fairies” for this great long arm experience! Several new members were able to join us & expressed how much they enjoyed the day.
Thanks to Angela’s generosity, we are on her calendar to again return to Quilted Joy in 2023 on Thursday, July 20th, so save that date for a fun filled & busy day!

Also in July LNT members met at the Jeffersonian to bind the quilts that we had quilted. Members came in with their sewing machines loaded with thread of various colors & we were able to bind most of those 5O quilts. Helping hands made the work go fast & those quilts that weren’t bound that day went home with members to be completed at home. Thanks to all of our enthusiastic members that participated in these CC activities in July. With the participation of LNT members we were able to donate 523 quilts to Norton Children’s Hospital.

In August CC went to LNT day at the fair! We had a great group that kept busy all day sewing tops that would be turned into quilts for Norton Children’s Hospital. As fair visitors walked past our tables, we were able to share with them our LNT mission of charity to share our sewing talents within our community. Between the hum of the machines, the conversing amongst ourselves & interested observers, we were able to complete quite a few tops. A special “shout out” of thanks to Robbie for bringing in & letting us use several of her sewing machines for this great activity. We hope that you will be able to join us next year for LNT Day at the Fair!

All kids love playing in the snow but since they aren’t able to go outside while they are spending time in the hospital, LNT is bringing snowy day snowman quilts to them!

Cuddle Care 2021

This has been an extraordinary year for Cuddle Care through continued support from our guild members. We truly appreciate all of the donations given to support Norton Children’s Hospital by way of our guild members donating fabric pieces (yardage, scraps, & crumbs), monetary gifts, (including individual workshop fees), those many hands that assembled tops, quilted & bound them and continued words of appreciated encouragement. By way of all this support, Cuddle Care was able to deliver 714 quilts to Norton in 2021 to be given to the children that they service in all departments of their hospital. Thanks to one and all! As a reminder to help us during our quilting journey in the new year, please continue to sew together and donate bindings of all colors and don’t throw away your quilting scraps! Through the ingenuity of our at home quilters, they have been able to assemble batting scraps within our quilts. This saves us money on our batting purchases and is a great way to recycle!

Cuddle Care/LNT sent 10 Christmas quilts with books to the children of Western Kentucky that were affected by the devastating December tornado.

Cuddle Care 2020

The 2020 Cuddle Care Quilt Raffle was held in Louisville Kentucky, on August 31, 2020.  In attendance were Nimble Thimble Quild members Debbie Hampton, Bettye Smith and Debbie Hofelich (all creators and donors of the quilt.  Physically absent, spiritually present, was Janet Larmee, our fourth quilt creator).  Also in attendance was Sylvia Kummer, who helped immensely with the quilt raffle.

All tickets were placed in a large container and shaken up.  At approximately, 2:20 p.m., Debbie Hofelich drew a ticket from the container.  The winner of the 2020 Cuddle Care Quilt Raffle is…..Michelle Wolfe, daughter of our own, Susan Wolfe.

The quilt was delivered to Michelle the same day, at approximately 6:45 p.m.



Delivery to Norton Children’s Hospital

Cuddle Care Showcase:

Cuddle Care Patterns:

Minion Quilt

Here is the link for the pattern:

Minion quilt pattern

Boxed In

Materials needed:

75 – 5″ squares

2 – 2 3/4 x 23″ rectangles for side inner sashing

2 – 2 3/4 x 18 1/2″ rectangles for top and bottom inner sashing

2 – 2 3/4 x 36 1/2 rectangles for side outer sashing(confirm length before cutting)

2 – 2 3/4 x 32″ rectangles for top and bottom outer sashing (confirm length before cutting)

Who Let the Dogs Out

Choose the type of colored fabric that you want for your Scottie dog &
white fabric for your background pieces.

You will need enough colored fabric so that you can cut (9) square pieces
that are 3″ x 3″ and (6) square pieces that are 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
From the white fabric, cut (10) pieces that are 3″ x 3″
and (6) pieces that are 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Place the 3″ squares to the side for later use.

Place one white 3 1/2″ square on top of one colored 3 1/2″ square. Draw a diagonal line from
corner to corner on the white square. Sew a 1/4″ seam on each side of the line, Cut apart on the
line creating 2 half square triangles. Trim each half square triangle to 3″. Repeat for the
remaining 3 1/2″ squares.

Make rows, sewing the squares together with 1/4″ seams, and press.
Refer to the photo provided to sew the rows together using a 1/4″ seam.

**When ironing your rows of squares together, iron one row in one direction
& the row next to it in the opposite direction so that your squares will
“nest ” together