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Thread: Project Linus

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    Senior Member Crabby Patty's Avatar
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    Has anyone of the board ever made quilts for project linus? My two daughters and I would like to start doing that. How do we go about getting started and finding out the rules and regulations for the quilts. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. :?:

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    http://projectlinus.org Have you tried here.

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    I make them, and so do our small group of Sligo quilters. Between us, we generally make about 50 per year, and give them to the local hospital.

    The hospital doesn't insist on cotton batting, (I know some do) because they give the quilts out either when the child goes home, or, sadly, on the death of a child when they wrap the child in a quilt, to help comfort the family.

    Often, because we have no restrictions because of possible fire hazards etc., we back our quilts with fleece for a cozy feel.

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    I do...look up the Project Linus sight on your computer...they will give you the nearest location,,,call and they will give you all the information you need...good luck, it`s very rewarding...Our church also sews pillowcase dresses for Haite,,, I love making those little dresses...see if a church near you makes them also...Evelyn

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    Most chapter give you the fabric and patterns, everything you need to make the quilt tops. It's fun to go to hte meetings too. AS they said above. Go to Porjectlinus.org, look up your state and chapter closest to you. I have been doing it 6 years. I am also going to the convention in Illinois next year for the 3rd time. It's fun. Thank you for thinking of this great charity.

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    I think we have onehere, will have to look forit!

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    My husband and I did, but we did not know it was for Project Linus!
    We made a quilt and donated it to our local Relay for Life and the Relay Group we donated it to sold raffle tickets and made over a thousand dollars!
    The person that won it was in our metal detecting club and was a snowbird. She took it back to Wisconsin with her and gave it to her daughter who was in charge of a Linus Group in their area and also sold raffle tickets for our donated quilt and made a lot of money from the raffle.
    We thought it was great that two charities made money from our quilt!

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    Senior Member Crabby Patty's Avatar
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    Thank you all for the information. It is really helpful and we can't wait to get started on projects. We made and donated a queen size fan quilt to our local relay for life last year to be raffled but never heard how much it brought in. But with all the travisties that has been going on with our small children lately, it tears my heart out. Maybe this will bring some comfort to some families and also to me. Thanks again.

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    We make them here in Australia too for children in hospital or suffering some other trauma. It is very satisfying. I also make bags to hold breast cancer drainage bottles. They are given to ladies - and, yes, some men - and it gives them a bit more dignity and it is not so obvious what the contents are. It is always a challenge to make them attractive and it is amazing how many different ones are made.

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