Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sharing the Love of Quilts with children

On February 1, Choo Choo Quilters shared their love of quilting with children at the Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter with a donation of 63 lap-size Cuddle Quilts. These 63 quilts were in addition to the bed-size quilts that were donated in December 2010 for the teenage residents of the Center.
Choo Choo Quilters, Deb Horn (far left) and Veronica Hofman-Ortega (far right),
along with members of the Chambliss Shelter staff, hold the colorful Cuddle Quilts.
Cindy Hancock, Assistant Director of Volunteer Services,
rolls in the cart piled high with the Cuddle Quilts.
"The guild has been supporting the Chambliss Shelter through our Cuddle Quilt program for many years," said Deb Horn, "but this is our largest donation of quilts so far."
Paulette Acord (left), Director of Volunteer Services, admires the cheerful prints and flannel fabrics of the quilts.
Some of the quilts were immediately distributed to the children in the nursery rooms.
Whether they are awake or asleep, the Choo Choo Quilters hope these Cuddle Quilts will keep the children warm, snugly and comforted. "Sweet dreams, little ones."

Look for an upcoming article by staff reporter, Rebecca Miller, in the Chattanooga Times Free Press Community News for more coverage on this community service project.


  1. Wow! That's so impressive! I love the photos of the kids with the quilts - those little faces make me want to go make more quilts. Good job ladies!

  2. Makes the work all so worthwhile to see those precious children snuggled into and under our quilts! It may be just "material" to some, but to us it's pieces of our hearts reaching across space, time and cultures to share our love of a craft while filling a need.