Monday, 4 January 2010

Linus Quilt

Over Christmas I finally finished off my quilt for Project Linus.  They are an amazing charity donating quilts to children in need.  I found out about them at the Festival of Quilts and signed up then to make a quilt, just need to get it delivered now.

Here is some information that I took from their site...

About Project Linus
WE are a 100% volunteer organisation whose aims are:
  • To provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers through the provision of new home made patchwork quilts and knitted / crocheted blankets;
  • To give an opportunity for needlewomen across to UK to contribute to their local community.

Project Linus originated in America, December 1995 when Karen Loucks saw a newspaper article showing how much a comfort blanket had helped a child cancer victim and decided to organise blankets for her local children’s cancer unit and started spreading the word. Since that time over 2,300,000 blankets and quilts have been delivered worldwide.(
Project Linus started in the UK. March 2000 as a result of a quilter’s desire to help children in need. It has now spread to cover most of the UK. To date we have delivered over 96,000 quilts and blankets. We always try to get the blankets delivered to children who are local to the makers.

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