Wednesday, 1 January 2014


Here we are in another new year, and it'll have to do well to match the year we had for Linus last year!  Apart from our regular monthly sessions in the Methodist Hall in Lutterworth, we branched out into a pub - The Western in Leicester - an old folks' home - Brook House in Husbands Bosworth  - and the U3A - Hinckley Craft Group - for quilting sessions.  The pub was great fun, and we went to the upstairs theatre production too!  We have photos here if you missed it. Quilting in Brook House was a sobering experience.  Some of the residents were very frail, but they all enjoyed our visit, and loved the bright colours of the quilts.  Sewing for Linus has become a bit of a regular fixture for the U3A group (we're already booked in for this year!) and they made plenty of gorgeous blocks for a Linus quilt. Click here for the evidence.
I would like to say a big thank you to all the people who have supported Project Linus during 2013 – a massive 236 quilts were donated for Leicestershire children ‘in need of a hug’!  They have been given to Looked After Children in Kettering and Leicester, ADAPT (a charity working with premature babies and their families), Surestart, the Paediatric Oncology Ward at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, the Diana Service for Children with Life-Limiting Conditions, Fostering Futures, teenaged mums and their babies in sheltered housing run by ASRA and Catch 22.  So whether you made quilts, made tops, finished quilts, donated UFOs, orphans, fabric or sewing related items, please continue the good work! 
Feel free to come along to our regular sessions in Lutterworth, or just drop in for a cuppa and a chat if you haven't got a whole afternoon to spare.  Look out for other Linus quilting opportunities too - it's always fun to sew with others!

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