Cuddle Care

Cuddle Care Guidelines 2022

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!

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.

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 pattern