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Thread: A Project Linus Story

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    Junior Member DebQuilter50's Avatar
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    A little over a year ago, my barely 3 year old GD had to be airlifted to Peoria hospital for cranial surgery. Needless to say it was a scary time, but she is fine now.

    Fast forward one year. Grandma (me) becomes obsessed with quilting - notices a cute quilt that she has. I looked on the back and it had a Project Linus label on it. I asked my DIL about it. My GD had gotten this while in the hospita - I had forgotten about it.

    If you have ever contributed to Project Linus, listen to what her mommy said: "We were in the hospital and everything was white and scary. When they brought this quilt to us, it was like having a piece of home."

    Thank you quilters for your work in this project. I hope to join you soon.

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    Thank you for this. I've made quilts for Project Linus and it's nice to hear that they do help. That was a lovely compliment your DIL gave about it being like a piece of home.

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    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I often hear back from nurses who are able to calm a young child in the ER by providing them with a blanket. The child will often "hide" under the blanket during an immunization or some stitches. My small Linus chapter in NH has delivered over 10,000 blankets throughout NH in the past several years. I truly appreciate each and every one of our volunteers.

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    A very worthwhile project for anyone, with any level of quilting experience.

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    What a wonderful story!

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    I love Project Linus. Our Boys and Girls club, Torch members came to my house for 9 months (almost every Friday) and learned how to quilt and make tied blankets. -last May we delivered to the Sioux Falls (for the state of South Dakota) project Linus 25 blankets and quilts. They put the kids on the news (and interviewed my 14 year old daughter Mary) and they are planning to do it next year also.

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    Sometimes these easy quilts mean the world to a child and family. And quilts for foster kids/kids without a stable home, even more. Sometimes a simple gift can say, "someone does care about your suffering".

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    It is so nice to hear stories from those who have been on the receiving end. It makes the making of the items more personal. It is nice to know when what you've made is appreciated. Thanks for sharing your story. Peoria has a couple of very good hospitals. I have two grown children and their families that live in the area.

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    Thank you for sharing this. I have six more finished "Quilts for Kids" to send off. They too give quilts to children in hospitals

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    It is stories like yours that inspire the present Project Linus chapters to do more and work harder to take care of the children. Our chapter has made and donated over 5,000 quilts/blankets in 3.5 years. We also make weighted blankets for autistic/special needs children, I have made 466 to date. Thanks for the plug, we all need that thank you or pat on the back.

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