Quilting for a Cause – Project Linus

Quilting for a Cause – Project Linus

Doesn’t it feel good to do something to benefit a group of people or a person that is outside of our comfort zone or own family or friends? Well, I stepped into it myself and was amazed on the results and felt confident with the quilt that I made. Quilting is a dedicated task and segmenting different times to complete this quilt was by all means a great pleasure. A friend of mine introduced me to quilt making solely because of the making of quilts to donate towards a cause. This cause is called, Project Linus.

If you haven’t heard of Project Linus, it is a magnificent cause that promotes love, sincerity, and comfort to children between 0-18 who are in serious need of help. Whether they have an illness, come from a home that lacks the basic needs, and/or traumatized from one situation to the next, or even hospitalized, your quilt would mean the world to a child. The dedication of time, material and/or finishing a quilt/blanket is by all means worth it.

Click on the link above where you can locate a chapter near you where you can be involved. Project Linus also provides local areas for Blanket Drop-Off Sites where they will accept all finished quilts and/or material to make the quilts. Once the blankets are dropped off, the chapters will distribute the blankets accordingly.

I share this with you today as a way to grow awareness of such cause like this one even though there are so many other similar and different causes we all can contribute to. If you are unable to sew, that’s okay too, there are no-sew blanket kits like this one sold at your local craft store or at JoAnn or Michaels where you can purchase a kit to make one.

No child will ever feel safe without feeling the warmth and love of such a special treat. Ask yourself today if you would like to make a difference in a child’s life. If you are able to make a blanket or two to benefit this cause, please share your experience with me! I would love to hear about your venture in helping a child.

This is the result of my first quilt. The pattern of this quilt was achieved by referencing to the book titled, Love You Two! A Sequel by Lynda Milligan.

This book has a wide assortment of quilt designs to choose from. Instructions in the book are also easy to understand. The completed size of this quilt was for a crib. Any size will do, but I felt that making one for a baby and for a girl was my calling. What is your calling?

Project Linus Quilting

Project Linus Quilting

 

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