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 🙂