Many of you may have heard of Project Linus and I think I have mentioned it in a previous post. Project Linus is a non-profit organization that was created for the specific purpose of providing comfort to children in need by gifting them with a home made quilt or blanket. Nearly six million blankets, quilts, and afghans have been distributed since 1995. There are local chapters located all over the United States that are in charge of collecting the donated items and delivering them to children in hospitals and women’s shelters. They also drop them off at fire stations or funeral homes to comfort children who have lost a home to fire or suffered the loss of a family member. Project Linus Quilts are fun to make and since I love piecing so much, I try to contribute one through the West Houston Quilter’s Guild every so often. Our guild collects the quilts from members and sees that they are taken to the local Project Linus chapter. Our guild has sometimes received letters from parents of sick children telling how much the quilt meant to their child. It is a worthy cause and if you are interested in making a quilt or donating fabric or money, you can contact Project Linus through their website.