Project Linus UK

‘Festival of Quilts’ attendance 

We are sorry to say that Project Linus UK will not have a stand at the Festival of Quilts this year due to a change of circumstances.

We would like to thank the organisers for the offer of a stand and we are disappointed that we cannot attend.

If you were planning to bring a quilt to the Festival of Quilts we would be grateful if you would pass it to your Area Co-ordinator. To find your Area Co-ordinator click on the contact us tab at the top and scroll down to find your county and Area Co-ordinator.

Project Linus UK is a 100% volunteer non-profit Community Interest Company.

It is the mission of Project Linus UK to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children, who are sick, disabled, disadvantaged or distressed by donating gifts of NEW, HOMEMADE, WASHABLE quilts and blankets, lovingly made by UK volunteer knitters and quilters. 

Project Linus began in America in 1995 when Karen Loucks saw a newspaper article showing how much a comfort blanket had helped a child cancer victim. She decided to organise blankets for her local children’s cancer unit and started spreading the word. Since that time several million blankets and quilts have been delivered worldwide. The organisation began in the UK in March 2000 as a result of a Birmingham quilter’s desire to help children in need. We now have a large network of volunteers across the UK who donate their time and skills to create beautiful blankets and quilts.