Something In The Making

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Candi's Blog and Project Linus

Many of us who blog belong to several different types of groups on the Internet regarding threads, fabrics and needles. Our blogs are connected through Web rings and when we are surfing we leave notes to each other when we find a project posted we like. Some of us even find time to send personal emails to each other.

In my blog surfing I went back to Candi's blog to see how she was doing with her quilting projects. I began reading about one of her charity projects. This group is called Project Linus

This organizations mission is "to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."

Of course, financial help is appreciated but those of us who keep our hands busy quilting, crocheting, or knitting can donate the blankets we make for those children in need.

I am pasting what Candi has posted on her blog for you to read. Take a look at the two children's quilts she has donated. One in pink, and a colorful Zebra to brighten a child's day. They are "just too cute".

Candi's blog:
Project Linus is a volunteer organization I belong to. I've had a few requests for an explanation of what Project Linus is, so I asked Claire Gliddon the co-ordinator for our area if she could write out a synopsis of what we do. (I tend to be sooooooo long winded:) ) Here's the note I got back from Claire.Project Linus is a nationwide, non-profit organization, looking for people who enjoy sewing, quilting, crocheting or knitting to make blankets for children in need. That means children in hospitals, foster care, homeless or just going through a difficult time. There are no quotas, no meetings, no deadlines - we just want you to have fun doing what you enjoy most and helping your community of little people at the same time! The only requirement is that the blankets be made of washable materials. Please contact your local chapter by logging on to and clicking on your state on the US Map shown. That will bring up all the chapters in your state and the contact information. Also note that this is a great project for teens to do their community service (for school, 4H, Girl Scouts, churches) by making no-sew fleece blankets This is fun for ALL ages and really means a lot!Thank you Claire, I really appreciate your help. Anyone interested, it really is a GREAT group. Some of the ladies meet and quilt together and have a wonderful time doing something that is so beneficial to the community. Sometimes, making only one quilt per year is all we can do, and believe me THAT is appreciated. As Claire said there are no quotas and absolutely no pressure:)
This is not the only project Candi works on. She has also supported the group of American Hero Quilts with me and Ati I am sure there are several others who have taken on the challenge.
To all of you who have participated in these type of programs; I want to thank everyone of you for taking the time out of your busy lives. Please believe that the things we do, do make a difference.

1 comment:

Susan said...

You are doing a great job of publicizing organizations needing help! Thanks for another AmHero mention!