Our chosen charity for 2018/2019 is Project Linus UK. Our mission is to make 100 quilts, so far we have made 29 quilts and crochet/knitted blankets at our event at Cannock Fire Station on Saturday 7th April.
On Saturday 30th June 10-3pm we will be hosting an event at:
The Museum Of Cannock Chase
Contact Kerrie for more details:
We will be hosting a Project Linus sewing event. During the session we will be making quilts, blankets and welcoming Celia the Project Linus Co ordinator for our area.
You must book onto this event as we only have 20 places maximum. You must be able to sew confidently as this is NOT a taught session. I will be participating in making the quilts too 😃
Instructions will be provided to each attendee for the quilt sizes and patterns ahead of the event. You are welcome to use your favourite quilt design.
If your unable to join us but would like to make a quilt please get in touch.
We would like to make as many quilts as possible together. You can sew, cut, quilt, bind or make your own quilt. Every little helps on the day.
**Materials aren’t supplied for this event but instructions will be given upon booking***
Please bring lunch with you. You must bring your own sewing machine and equipment on this day or discuss using ours ahead of the event. All machines must be Pat tested.
💗💗💗About Project Linus💗💗💗
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.
Project Linus began in America in 1995 when Karen Loucks saw a newspaper article showing how much a comfort blanket had helped a child cancer victim and decided to organise blankets for her local children’s cancer unit and started spreading the word. Since that time over 4 million blankets and quilts have been delivered worldwide. The organisation began in the UK in March 2000 as a result of a quilter’s desire to help children in need. We now have a large network of volunteers across the UK who donate their time and skills to create beautiful blankets and quilts.
Our volunteers deliver about 2,000 quilts and blankets to sick, disabled or disadvantaged children across the UK each month. We cannot reach out to every distressed child but we can help to provide them with tangible evidence that someone cares, along with the physical reassurance that comes with being snuggled up in a quilt. We always try to deliver quilts and blankets to children who are local to the makers.