Thursday, April 12, 2012

Project Linus

Every year, I try to donate at least one child-sized quilt or blanket to Project Linus:   This amazing volunteer effort has provided comfort blankies to over 4,000,000 children who are seriously ill or traumatized.   When I co-chaired Quilt Nebraska 2009, we sponsored a Charity Challenge, asking Nebraska State Quilt Guild members to donate a child’s quilt or blanket to Project Linus. 
Sharon at Husker Sew N Vac ( coordinates a major ingathering of Project Linus donations each Spring.  This year the donation deadline crept up on me (and also happened to coincide with the final “peak” of tax season) so I took a blanket off my cyber-shelves and donated it to this most worthy cause. 

I love the print from the Whimsy collection by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics.  The fabric has a retro feel, and the colors are somewhat subdued, yet cheery.   Each dot has a line drawing, so it could be an I Spy quilt for a bedridden child.  The back side is ultra soft minky plush.  This little quilt’s “cousin” in a rick-rack print from the same fabric line, is still listed in my Etsy shop, Pasque Flower Creations.  You can see it on the scrolling widget in the upper left-hand corner of this blog, or at:

Thanks for stopping by!

LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. I never heard of this before, what a very kind thing to do! off to check out their site now.

  2. What a great cause to donate to! They'll love your blanket :)

  3. Love the cause!! thanks for letting other people know about it!