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Cuddle Quilt Program

In 2024, we will have a Cuddle Quilt Committee. The following people have volunteered to do one or more of the jobs: Sandy Eigenman, Laura Donahue, Joan Earnest, Barbara Graas, Shirley Savanno, Margie Williams, Lissa Metzger and Deb Austin. Thank you, ladies, for helping me in the next year. Thank you, Rhonda Dewey, for your help this past year.

What a great year 2023 was for our Cuddle Quilt program! Thank you for your extraordinary efforts that produced a total of 548 items donated to 6 different organizations. Let's ‘cuddle up’ and SEW-24! Mark your calendars for the afternoon guild meeting on March 24th at 1:00 pm followed by a workday. Bring sewing and cutting necessities and stay after the meeting for some Quilty Fun! Don’t forget to bring your reward cards to get stamped for items finished at the workday. Full stamped cards earn you a spool of Aurifil thread or a 45mm rotary cutter blade. The Cuddle Quilt committee is looking forward to a fun and productive year! If you have questions about the Cuddle Quilt program, Cuddle Quilt workdays or helping the committee, please contact Tricia Lacey 

The Cuddle Quilts program provides donations of quilts to local hospitals, agencies and individuals that would benefit from the comfort of a warm & cheerful quilt, handmade by the caring members of the Sierra Mountain Quilters Association.

 

This charity group was established in 1981.  Recipients include Oakhurst Healthcare & Wellness Center, Oakhurst Sheriff’s office, Valley Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald house, Helping Hands, Hinds Hospice, and Mountain Crisis Services.

 

The Cuddle Quilts program has also reached out statewide to provide comfort to victims of wildfires in other parts of California.  SMQA awards college scholarships to local high school seniors interested in the fiber arts.  

 

If you would like to participate, you should know that quilt kits and instructions are free!  You just supply the thread and the elbow grease.  You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your finished quilt will have provided warmth and comfort to someone in need.

A spool of Aurifil thread is given to those who turn in 5 cuddle quilt projects. We have also purchased a few 45mm Endurance rotary blades to use as an incentive for making cuddle quilts. So be sure to have your card stamped when you turn in quilts, pillowcases, or wheelchair bags.

 

For more information about our Cuddle Quilt Program, contact Tricia Lacey.

For several of our patterns, click the link below.

 

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