Oh, Baby! Carson Tahoe Health Celebrates National Quilting Day

Carson Valley Quilt Guild Donates Handmade Quilt to First Baby
Born on National Quilting Day 

Carson City, NV…To commemorate National Quilting Day Saturday, March 19, The Carson Valley Quilt Guild worked together to create a handmade quilt, special for the first baby born that day at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. Newborn baby boy Luke Cooley, born at 2:09 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. and 13 oz. was the lucky recipient of the multi-colored quilt.

Luke’s parents, Kassidy and Kelly Cooley, were happy to receive the basket and are enjoying embracing their little one in the handmade blanket.

The Carson Valley Quilt Guild comprised of about 125 members, celebrated National Quilting Day in a number of ways including the traditional “bed turning” at the Museum in Gardnerville. It is here where quilters stack their quilts on top of each other on a bed and then “turn” them one by one, showing off their handiwork and sharing the story behind each one.

The non-profit is dedicated to donating to charitable organizations across our area, ranging from helping children and adults in need, to donating quilts for local people facing cancer at Carson Tahoe Health’s Cancer Center. This is the fourth year of collaborating with the guild.

“Personally speaking,” said Carson Valley Quilt Guild member Lori Ross. “If you have the talent or the time to better the community, why not? It’s the right thing to do. I’m in the ‘random acts of kindness business.’”

As for their most recent gift to Carson Tahoe Health on National Quilting Day, “It’s so fun to give to the first baby born!”

About Carson Tahoe Health

As a local, not-for-profit healthcare system, Carson Tahoe Health has been part of our community since 1949. We have 240 licensed acute care beds and serve a thriving community of over 250,000. Carson Tahoe Health, an Affiliate of University of Utah Health consists of two hospitals, two urgent cares, an emergent care center, outpatient services, and a provider network with locations across the region. Our medical campus features our ‘flagship’, Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, which was voted #1 hospital in Nevada by US World & Report. We were the first baby-friendly designated hospital in Nevada and have been certified as a primary stroke center. The freestanding Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, an affiliate of Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah is located on t medical campus and provides comprehensive cancer services from diagnosis and treatment to recovery and support. To learn more about Carson Tahoe Health, go to www.CarsonTahoe.com.