I was first introduced to Project Linus at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. It is a charity to provide blankets to children 0-18 to “Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.””
This group is so close to my heart because my husband had Aspergers and even as an adult found comfort in the heavy blanket his mother had made him. So much so, that when it began to fall apart for the 3rd time, he asked me to recover it for him. Another reason it is so close to my heart is due to my mother’s enduring love for babies. That love led her to make quilts for each new baby she found out about, whether a personal friend or someone brand new at church attending for the first time.
Too many children face hardships that no adult should face, let alone a small child. So I am pledging a blanket for every 5 items sold at my Etsy shop to be made (by me) and donated to my local Project Linus chapter.