Project Linus

Image credit: Project Linus UK

Image credit: Project Linus UK

A while back, I came across a charity called Project Linus when it was featured in an issue of Love Sewing:

Project Linus UK is a volunteer organisation. We aim 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, and give volunteers across the UK the opportunity to contribute to their local community.

Doesn’t that sound like the most fantastic charity to be involved with?!

I contacted them just after Christmas and found out there there’s a volunteer coordinator who lives in the same place as me, which is pretty handy. I haven’t started a quilt for them yet, but my intention is to use up my fabric scraps as the year goes on and donate quilts as they’re finished. Of course, I’ll keep you updated on my progress with lots of photos 🙂

I mentioned the charity on a crafty group I’m part of on Facebook and a few ladies said they’d love to be involved but wouldn’t have the time to commit to anything. This got me thinking, how about I host something where you lovely sewers design and sew just one 6 x 6 inch square for a quilt and then I put them together, finish them off and donate them to Project Linus? I think it could be amazing! Instead of worrying about a whole quilt, you can just sew one awesome square (I’m seeing all kinds of applique here guys!) and still have a lovely warm and fuzzy feeling. Check out my Pinterest board for some ideas.

Who’s in?! Sign up here and I’ll be in touch with you all by 20th April. Please share this with as many other stitchers as you can, anyone can join in as long as they’re happy to pay the postage to send to square to me in the UK 🙂

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16 comments on “Project Linus
  1. What a fab idea! I have followed the link and signed up – ticked lots of boxes, as I don’t mind which category I’m given! Good luck… x

  2. Toria Toria says:

    Thank you! I’ll be in touch soon 🙂

  3. Oh bollocks, I didn’t realise you could tick more than one box! I don’t mind who I make for at all, but chose a small boy because I have one! Great idea 🙂

  4. Toria Toria says:

    Haha, maybe I should update the form to say that!

  5. Avatar Gabbi says:

    What a wonderful idea! I have signed up, and ticked all the boxes as I don’t mind either! I am also going to share over on facebook!

  6. Toria Toria says:

    Thanks Gabbi! 😀

  7. Avatar Kirsty Burgess says:

    Hi – I just signed up too & didn’t realise you could tick more than one box! I’d love to do more as well … can I make a whole quilt??? x

  8. Toria Toria says:

    Absolutely! If you’d like to make a whole quilt, you could contact Project Linus and donate it locally to you 🙂

  9. Avatar Teresa Reynolds says:

    No good at applique but great at patchwork and with 2 new grandsons in the family loads of baby & toddler friendly 100% cotton fabrics – mainly boy – but some girly stuff too in case one was a girl!

  10. Toria Toria says:

    Sounds great, and congratulations on the new grandsons 🙂

  11. Avatar Elsa says:

    Not done patch work before but happy to contribute, if that’s okay?

  12. Toria Toria says:

    Absolutely Elsa, the more the merrier! 🙂

  13. Avatar Elsa says:

    Thank you so much! I shall sign up 🙂

  14. Toria Toria says:

    Great! 😀

  15. Oooh I didn’t realise I could choose more than one! Looking forward to contributing to this great cause.

  16. Toria Toria says:

    That’s my fault! First time at doing a form on Google :-/ Thank you for signing up 🙂

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