Project Linus Charity Quilt Drive
I am a contributing designer over at FaveQuilts.com and an author with Leisure Arts.
When they contacted me about promoting a Quilt Drive for Project Linus I was thrilled to hop on board. I’ve donated to Project Linus, individually in the past. This is different. This is a full-on drive. It even has prize opportunities sponsored by Leisure Arts.
Starting May 1st to the 23rd of June.
Prime Publishing, LLC
Attn: Charity Blanket Drive
3400 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Of course, we understand that making blankets of any kind takes time and materials. With that in mind, we’re offering an exciting Leisure Arts six-title book bundle valued at over $100! Send us a quilt and you’ll be automatically entered to win the following titles:
Beginner Friendly Quilts: The Best of Quilty
Best of Fons & Porter: Paper-Pieced Quilts
Best of Fons & Porter: Quilting Quickly
Best of Fons & Porter: Scrap Explosion Quilts
Best of Fons & Porter: Easy Collection
Totes and Bags: A Stylish Collection for All Your Needs!
When the contest is over, FaveQuilts will contact the lucky winner and send you your new pattern books.
Need an idea for a quick quilt to make? There are LOADS of free patterns over on FaveQuilts.com. Of course, there are a few really good ones right here on ReannaLily Designs Blog, too. Plus Quilt. A Giant Block Quilt . Rockin’ Row Robbin. Wonky 9-Patch. Large ZigZag/Chevron Quilt.
Personally, I think I’m going to send my Plus Quilt. It is so fast and is just the right size.
There are, however, a few rules to make sure that Project Linus can accept and distribute your generous donation. So while you’re planning, please keep in mind the following:
- The smallest size quilt that Project Linus can accept is 36″x 36″.
- It is important the length and width are in proportion to each other. Some blankets that Project Linus receives are very long and narrow which makes a nice scarf instead of a blanket!
- Project Linus donates blankets to children from newborn up to eighteen years of age.
- The materials must be all new, washable and in child-friendly patterns. If a fabric has baby bottles and ducks on it, a smaller blanket should be crafted for a toddler. If the fabric has sports teams or other teen age images, the blanket should be made for an older child.
- It is acceptable for the blanket to be “tied,” although Project Linus requests that embroidery floss be used instead of yarn.
- Nothing should be attached to the quilts–no buttons or other ornamentation, no glitter, etc.
- If the blanket is made in a house that has pets, the blanket must be washed, dried and put into a plastic bag.
- The blanket must be checked for pins before donating it to Project Linus.
- We cannot accept any blanket made in a smoking environment.
Portions of this blog post were borrowed from http://www.favequilts.com/Quilt-for-Charity/Project-Linus-Charity-Quilt-Drive-2014