Sunday, February 15, 2015

Project Linus Mystery Quilt

I have made hundreds of quilts.  The majority of them have been made for children who need a hug of some sort.  It might be the child is hospitalized for a serious disease.  It could be the baby was born addicted to drugs her mother took while pregnant.  It could be a Foster Child who has been hit hard with life much too early in her life.  One of the organizations where I donate my quilts is to Project Linus.

Project Linus is a wonderful organization.  According to their website, the organization started when Karen Loucks read about a wisp of a child named Laura, who had undergone chemotherapy for leukemia.  She had a special blanket that she took with her for treatments; it helped her get through the horrible side effects of her treatment.  At that moment Loucks decided to provide homemade security blankets to Denver's Rocky Mountain Children's Cancer Center, and Project Linus was born.  PL has chapters throughout the nation in all 50 states.

At this time, Project Linus is raising funds.  It is a great opportunity for quilters and not-yet-quilters (cause you know you want to play with fabrics but didn't know how) to participate in creating a Mystery Quilt.  For a registration fee of $15, we are given a clue each week that tells us what and how of certain blocks to make for that week.  It is perfect for those who like to play with fabrics and perfect for those who didn't realize how much they wanted to play.  

The first week was making Friendship Star blocks. Go register and see what we are doing for the second week!  Join the fun :) 
HERE! --->

Photo taken from Project Linus website
Go make some child happy :)

1 comment:

Scrappy quilter said...

Don't you just love that you can make quilts for kids. It blesses the socks right off me when I donate knowing that the quilts are hugging a child. Hugs