Sunday, 4 September 2011

Project Linus returns to Shipley

Next Saturday, the 10th September, we will be hosting another Project Linus Day at the Parish Room in Shipley, Heanor, Derbyshire.
If you are not familiar with the project; it supplies both knitted and fabric quilts to vunerable children that have experieced trauma in their young lives, whether it be bereavement, abuse or trauma of any kind. From neo-natal units to teenagers embarking on their first home away from care...all ages are catered for in the provision of these beautiful, home-made 'hugs'.
If you are in the Derbyshire area, please contact me and I will gladly give you more details - you need bring nothing with you - we have the equipment, fabric and will feed and water you too!
Never-the-less we are always on the lookout for fabric and wool and donations will always be gratefully accepted. (Cotton fabrics please, and regular wool that can withstand washing)
The last session at the Parish Room was really successful and we all had a wonderful day - making quilts and new friends, sharing home-made soup and cakes, punctuated with copious amounts of tea and coffee!! What could be better?


  1. Julie, I would love to mail some fabric to you tomorrow for this project. Trauma for trauma....may comfort and support be shared through quilts....I love the connection of my post and yours. Will you email me your address. Em

  2. Thanks Em, Thats wonderful. I am so touched by the warmth and generosity of the blog community.E-mail on its way x

  3. Hi Julie, Sarah suggested you might be interested in making dresses for the 'dress a girl around the world' project. Have a look at my blog and see what you think. Would love you to join in! Best wishes Louise x

  4. Hello, I am trying to get involved in Project Linus in the UK, and stumbled across your blog here :)

  5. Hi - Thanks so much for stopping by! I've inboxed you with details in our area here in Derbys. If you are further afield - go to the Project Linus UK site and there will hopefully be a regional co-ordinator in your town or county. Otherwise, if you fancy a day out - you are warmly invited to the next Linus Day here in Derbyshire - Keep me posted x