Project Linus UK is a crafting group working to provide handmade quilts and blankets to sick and disadvantaged children.

Recently, the group for Bath, Wells, and surrounding areas made quilts for Barnardo’s, comforting sixteen children aged 18 months to nine years old moving into their forever homes.

In April, the group totalled 83 quilts and 35 knitted blankets. Crafters regularly provide lovingly-made items for the RUH Bath (NICU and Children’s Ward), Charlton Farm and Barnardo’s. As well as blankets and quilts, the makers provide incubator covers, knitted hats, and stockings for children at Christmas.

Project Linus Bath, Wells and Surrounding Areas
Project Linus make quilts up to 6ft for those in need. (Claudia Zunn)

The team are currently raising funds to support their work for the next six months and will be hosting a stall at the Craft 4 Crafters show at the Bath and West Showground from September 19-21.

Volunteer co-ordinator Linda McGregor told The Journal: “We will be selling items as a means of fundraising and we’d be thankful of donations in the form of craft-related items for the stall.”

The makers meet once a month at Timsbury Conygre Hall. Their next meeting will be held on Friday, May 24, from 10am to 2pm.

For more information about joining Project Linus or donating, email: [email protected]