Carson Valley Quilt Guild Donates Handmade Quilt To First Baby Born On National Quilting Day
by Erin Meyering, Carson Tahoe Health · 1 min read
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Carson Valley Quilt Guild created a special quilt for the first baby born at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center on Saturday, March 18, to commemorate National Quilting Day.
The Guild presented a basket filled with a beautiful handmade quilt and other items such as burp pads, diaper changing caddy, and more on Sunday.
Bow, a charming baby boy born at 7 lbs, 10 ounces and 20-inches-long, was the first baby and the lucky recipient of the gift basket.
Karen Holbert and Paul Aguilera, the new parents, were grateful for the stunning handmade quilt and thoughtfulness of the gift basket.
“The warmth and love this quilt will provide will be with us for a long time,” said Holbert.
Although the Carson Valley Quilt Guild (with about 150 members) celebrated National Quilting Day in a variety of ways, including a traditional “bed turning” at the Museum in Gardnerville, where quilters stack their quilts on top of each other “turning” them one by one to show off their handiwork and relate the story behind each one, the group also made time to share their skill with one of the community’s newest members.
“Sharing our craft with the community is something quilters have done forever,” said Sue Jeffrey, Carson Valley Quilt Guild member.
“Quilts are a gift of love that the recipient can actually wrap themselves up in. Celebrating this day helps others understand our craft and perhaps may even entice them to become involved themselves.”