Cuddle Quilt Program
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 a link to several of our patterns, click the link below.