Project Linus

What is Project Linus All About?

Christmas Eve, 1995

An article appeared in Parade Magazine entitled "Joy to the World" by Pultizer Prize winning photographer Eddie Adams. Part of the article featured a petite, downy-haired child named Laura Williams. She had been through intensive chemotherapy and stated that her security blanket helped her get through treatments. On reading the article, Karen Loucks-Baker of Colorado decided to provide home-made security blankets to Denver's Rocky Mountain Children's Cancer center, and Project Linus was born.

Fall, 1998

Over 60 chapters of Project Linus exist in the United States today. Laura Williams battle with Cancer is going well. After 2 years and 3 months of intensive chemotherapy, she has ended her treatments and Laura's most recent bone marrow and LP tests show her to be cancer free. In May, The Baltimore Chapter of Project Linus formed in Glen Burnie, and has since collected blankets for over 100 children at Johns Hopkins Hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, James Lawrence Kernan Surgical Hospital, and in our Community!

How You Can Help

Make a blanket and donate it to your local chapter of Project Linus. They will take it to a facility where it will be given to a deserving child permanently. Get your community involved: churches, scout troops, senior centers, sewing guilds, and craft shops are all excellent places to find blanket donors. Everyone knows a crafter...

Tell them about Project Linus!

Blankets can be knitted, crocheted, or woven, or made from whole cloth, pre-printed panels, or using patchwork or applique methods. Quilts may be Hand or Machine quilted or tied. Blankets must be Machine-washable, and should be at least 36"x42".

Supplies List

The following are items that are always needed. Contributions will be gratefully accepted.

Low Loft Bonded Batting
Cotton Thread
Quilters Pins
Sewing Machine Needles
Hand Sewing Needles
Quilting Needles (betweens)
Embroidery Needles
Woven Cotton Fabrics
Good Quality Muslin
Embroidery Floss
Knitting Needles
Crochet Hooks
Rotary Cutters
Rotary Cutter Blades
Cutting Mats
Quilters Rulers
Postage Stamps (20 and 32 Cent)
Trash Bags

Contact Information:

Baltimore, Maryland Chapter
Project Linus
1316 Howard Road
Glen Burnie, MD 21060-7405
For information on national level, contact:
Project Linus
41489 Frontier Rd.
Parker, CO 80134
(303) 840-1116
In Texas, please contact:
Kathy McGee
(713) 469-6559
Ft.Myers, Fl.
Nebraska Chapter Project Linus Home Page with regional contact info

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