The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 40,000 blankets have been delivered to many local groups and agencies that help seriously ill or traumatized children who need a HUG from a blanket including: Wake Med Hospitals, Rex Hospital, Duke Hospital NICU, Safe Space (for children of abused women receiving support), Hospice (for their Reflections program for grieving children and teens), Make a Wish Foundation, the children at Salvation Army, Children's Flight of Hope, and Wake County Social Services.



Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Beautiful Thank-You Note


We received the following thank you note at HQ. I don't know which chapter provided the blanket, but again it's a thank you to all:
My wife and I are in the process of adopting a six-year-old boy who has spent most of his young life in the foster system. Today, we began to go through his things for the first time. Most of his clothes didn't fit, his toys were second hand and dirty... a sad testament to life in the foster system. However, at the bottom of one of our son's cardboard boxes of items we found a blanket that was worn and obviously well-loved. Inscribed on the corner of this blanket was a Project Linus tag. Our son made it very clear that this blanket is a prized possession. In a dark world that is full of sadness and pain, your organization gave our son comfort. Words cannot express our gratitude. Thank you.
Mary Balagna
Project Linus National VP
Central IL Chapter Coordinator
"Mary" of The Moving Forward Mary-thon

Monday, October 21, 2013

Quilting Bee at Spoonflower

Our friends at Spoonflower in Durham are hosting a quilting bee for the holidays.  Attend any of their crafting socials in October and November and make a 12" x 12" quilt block from their coordinating fabrics.  In December, the blocks will be sewn into quilts for Project Linus.

Visit the Spoonflower blog, News from the Greenhouse, for more details and to register.
As we head into colder weather, we have quilts on the brain, and starting at this month's Open Studio, we're going to initiate a social quilting bee for the holidays!
For any attendee interested in participating in the quilting bee, we will provide coordinating fabrics for folks to complete a 12" x 12" quilt block in a pattern your choice at any of our crafting socials, Pins & Needles or Open Studio, in October and November. Folks will leave their finished blocks with us, and, at December's Open Studio, we will finish the quilt to be donated to our local chapter of Project Linus for the holidays!
- See more at: http://blog.spoonflower.com/2013/10/greenhouse-october-open-studio.html#sthash.UATmxQaA.dpuf

As we head into colder weather, we have quilts on the brain, and starting at this month's Open Studio, we're going to initiate a social quilting bee for the holidays!
For any attendee interested in participating in the quilting bee, we will provide coordinating fabrics for folks to complete a 12" x 12" quilt block in a pattern your choice at any of our crafting socials, Pins & Needles or Open Studio, in October and November. Folks will leave their finished blocks with us, and, at December's Open Studio, we will finish the quilt to be donated to our local chapter of Project Linus for the holidays!
- See more at: http://blog.spoonflower.com/2013/10/greenhouse-october-open-studio.html#sthash.UATmxQaA.dpuf
As we head into colder weather, we have quilts on the brain, and starting at this month's Open Studio, we're going to initiate a social quilting bee for the holidays!
For any attendee interested in participating in the quilting bee, we will provide coordinating fabrics for folks to complete a 12" x 12" quilt block in a pattern your choice at any of our crafting socials, Pins & Needles or Open Studio, in October and November. Folks will leave their finished blocks with us, and, at December's Open Studio, we will finish the quilt to be donated to our local chapter of Project Linus for the holidays!
- See more at: http://blog.spoonflower.com/2013/10/greenhouse-october-open-studio.html#sthash.UATmxQaA.dpuf