|Charitable Donations Form
|Linus Blanket Guidelines|
|Quilts of Valor Guidelines|
Everyone knows quilters and other needle crafters are good-hearted people, so it’s natural that the shop leads with its heart. We’ve collected Project Linus blankets for years; when our county chapter’s coordinator had to move on and the chapter nearly closed, the shop took on the coordinator’s responsibilities to ensure Project Linus continues to comfort local kids that are critically ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. In our first four months, we’ve distributed about 400 quilts and blankets.
Several ways our customers have been encouraged to Make A Difference are by donating a specific item for a particular cause. We’ve collected hat and glove sets, pet blankets, Project Linus blankets, ConKerr Cancer pillowcases, heart pillows and chemo caps for the local Women’s Center, and backpacks for a free clinic helping outfit kids for back to school. We have customers who continue to bring knit baby hats for preemies to the shop, where we make sure they are distributed.
This year's quilting contest is called Sweet Violet’s Bakery & Confectionery Mystery Quilt Challenge Contest. To sign up, go to https://www.projectlinus.org/contest/details/ and mention Project Linus Hamilton County when you sign up. By mentioning our chapter, we receive the sign-up fee and can use it for supplies, including the labels we sew on blankets.
Ryan's Case for Smiles
Several times a year, we put a call out for volunteers. A group comes in, and assembly line style they make pillowcases for area hospitals.