Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Great Cuddle Quilt Quest: a raving success

42... 59... 69... 73!
The final count for the Choo Choo Quilters' Great Cuddle Quilt Quest is 73 quilts—a huge and generous accomplishment over the initial, previously-set total of 50 quilts! This number includes 10 bed size quilts, of which 9 were delivered to the Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter in December.
In April 2010, guild members Deb Horn and Veronica Hofman-Ortega conceived the idea of the Great Cuddle Quilt Quest and began the program in May with the distribution of a monthly 12" block pattern for members to follow to make cuddle quilt blocks. The Choo Choo Quilters, a guild of about 20 members, raided their fabric stashes and pitched in to make blocks according to specified color schemes. The color-coordinated blocks were then gathered and bundled together for members to create the quilt tops and ultimately, finished quilts.

In September, several guild members attended a weekend Cuddle Quilt Workshop to assemble, baste and quilt pre-cut quilt kits. The Quest continued through December of 2010 with the resulting tabulation of 73 completed quilts at the January 2011 guild meeting. The quilts are donated to the Chambliss Shelter and will be delivered soon.

Well done, Choo Choo Team! That's a lotta quilts!


  1. Great job! I see we even had a quilt made from Marian's pre-cut squares. That was how many moons ago??

  2. Way to go Choo Choo Quilters! This is excellent! Thanks to Veronica and Deb for lighting a fire underneath us all. A pat on the back to everyone who worked on these quilts - the kids at Chambliss Children's Home will be thrilled!