CUDDLE QUILT, May 2022

Life is sometimes referred to as a journey - the road of life that stretches out before us. The work and donations that Cuddle entails follows that same route.

Premies at TriCity Hospital and Balboa Naval Hospital receive little blankets and knit hats for their NICU’s. Angels Foster Family Network serves the newborn to five year old at risk population with their foster program. We donate receiving blankets, burp cloths, and quilts to help them.

The Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA helps the Marine Corp newborns with Cuddle quilts.

Elizabeth Hospice hosts Camp Spero, a grief camp for 7 to 17 year olds. Many local guilds including El Camino Quilters provide quilts for these special campers.

Hugs From Home (Elks) gives quilts to local Marine Corp children. They also serve active and retired military. Recently they have begun to help Operation Hope in Vista with our quilts for families working their way out of homelessness. Our quilts also go to Door of Hope which helps abused families.

One of our favorite destinations is the foster high school program at San Pasqual Academy. For many years we have presented their graduating seniors with a special quilt and pillowcase. In December 2021 we gifted all of the teens. In February 2022 the “grandparents” who live on campus with the teens also received quilts.

Christmas placemats make their way to Oceanside and San Marcos Senior Centers for their celebration dinners and homebound senior population. We also gift these two centers with seasonal quilts to raffle. San Marcos also receives table runners for their Mothers Day Tea.

Elizabeth Hospice and Hospice of the South Coast distribute our quilts and pillowcases.

Random requests from fire victims to individuals facing personal loss or illness also receive quilts.

We are now researching the best way to help incoming Ukrainian refugees.

All of these organizations are thankful to you for your quilts and handmade gifts. You have provided comfort to many on their journey thru life.

Workshops:

QIAD

1st Thursday of each month 9 am - 1 pm

Masks required

El Corazon Senior Center 3rd Thursday of each month 9 am - 3 pm

San Marcos Senior Center 4th Monday of each month 9 am - 3 pm

Please bring a mask

Here is a guide to recommended sizes.

Baby/wheelchair/Foster Angels/receiving blankets or quilts 40”-45” x 45”-50” Lap/ teens/adults 48”-60” x 60”-76”

Breckenridge or San Pasqual   64”-70” x 76”-90”

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