Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What about Wednesday?

Today I want to talk about a way that we as quilters can help our local communities through quilting and sewing. One of the ways to do this is through a really neat organization called Project Linus.

Project Linus provides sick children with blankets and quilts. At a time when they are scared and away from home simply getting their own special blanket or quilt brings them a sense of comfort. I first came into contact with the organization several years ago but for some reason had forgot about them Then back in February when my youngest granddaughter was sick and admitted to the hospital a nurse brought her her own special quilt. I asked the nurse if that was through Project Linus and she only knew they had a stack of them that are brought in. I did some research and found that they were indeed from Project Linus. I quickly forgot again until I saw a story on the news about the project and this time wrote myself a big note so that I would not forget again.

How you can help.

Click on the link

go to the chapter listings at the top of the page. Then click on your state and it will take you to dozens of local chapters. Contact the one nearest you to find out what they need and where you can drop them off. Some will even pick them up.

My challenge to all of you. Make at least one quilt or blanket to donate to Project Linus. Come in here and share your experience with us. I want to keep a count of how many were donated.

Ok, now back to sewing dear sisters.