Project Linus

Project Linus Norfolk is not organised by Norfolk Quilters but a number of our members contribute.


How It All Began

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.

Originally targeting paediatric cancer patients, Project Linus UK has broadened its focus over the years and now donates quilts to seriously ill, bereaved or traumatised children from premature birth to 19 years old.

Read more about How You Can Help.

July 2020 – In light of the easing of Government Covid-19 restrictions, please contact your Area Co-ordinator for further information regarding acceptance of quilts.

How You Can Help

The project is happy to receive quilts at any time and it also welcomes nominations for recipients, so if you know of a child in particular need or would like to donate a quilt please contact us, details below.

Project Linus is 100% volunteer based and non profit-making so we rely on donations. We welcome donations of supplies such as cotton fabric, wadding and postage stamps to help keep us running smoothly. Fabric is passed on to volunteers who have no materials of their own that they can use. Cheques, for monies raised for or given to the Linus Project, should be made payable to Wayland Quilters for Linus

What kind of blanket?

Quilts of all sizes are acceptable but suggested sizes are:- 20″ square for tinies; Cot size, 30″ x 40″; for older children 40″ x 40″ lap quilt or larger if you wish for teenagers.

Please do not add embellishments such as buttons and ribbons which could come off and be swallowed. All quilts must be machine washable.
If you would like to make a quilt but are stuck for ideas there are several patterns on the Project Linus website or contact the coordinators below for printed copies.

How you can contact us

Project Linus Norfolk is co-ordinated by Jane Lond-Caulk  07809 702357
Gerta Roberts, (north Norfolk), 01328 878443 and

Quilts may also be left at Broadly Patchwork (formerly Sew Creative Quilts) at Wroxham Barns, who kindly act as a collection point for us.
For pattern links and any further information, see the website


For pattern links visit: Project Linus – patterns

For further info visit: Project Linus UK Email:

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We desperately need more quilts for teenage boys. Understandably we all love making the smaller pretty quilts for babies and little girls but we have more requests for those suitable for older boys than we can fulfill. You have always responded to our pleas for help and hopefully will do so on this occasion.
NB Any cheques should be made payable to Wayland Quilters for Linus.
For further details please contact Jane on 07809 702357 or email: