If you happen to be a quilter, “Quilt It with Love: The Project Linus Story” (Lark Crafts/$19.95) is your way to discover new and exciting ideas for making a quilt that can help a “seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need” child feel better.
Project Linus, a non profit organization consisting of 400 chapters nationally (in all 50 states), donates quilts to such children. Since 1995, with the help of numerous volunteers, the organization has donated more than four million quilts.
The book is written by Carol Babbitt, national president of Project Linus, and Mary Balagna, vice-president, who have worked closely with the project since 1998. The two are in charge of the Central Illinois chapter.
Featured in the book are “20+ quilt patterns & stories to warm your heart,” like quilts that are interactive with surprise pockets for storing tiny treasures, pop open “windows” and some that double as game boards. You’ll enjoy finding ways to use your quilting skills to make a difference in a little person’s life.
For a chance at winning a copy of the book, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me a short quilting or quilt-related story. Please put the words “Linus Story” in the subject line, and REMEMBER to include your name and address. (Sometimes I get entries without addresses.)
Good Luck and Happy Quilting!!!