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  1. Thanks for making these blankets it made my sons day! After his terrible day your blanket put a much needed smile on his face. I sincerely appreciate it!

  2. Thanks for making these blankets, ours has really helped my 2 year old son be comforted after surgery. He truly drags in around like Linus and loves to snuggle with it. I can’t express how much it means to us!

  3. Thank you very much for making these blankets. My son Cameron is not even 2 and we just returned from a stay at PRMC. He wouldn’t wear the gown or use the hospital blankets. Slept all through the night thanks to the frog blanket and is a much healthier boy because of the rest. Thanks again!

    • Thank you for letting us know about your experience. It’s so rewarding to know that our mission is succeeding. We hope Cameron continues to thrive. Joyce Pickett, Chapter Coordinator

  4. Hi… It sounds like your wonderful organization’s emphasis is on cloth blankets. I am an ex- knitter due to arthritis with a huge collection of new yarn purchased in the last two to four years. It is being stored in plastic storage boxes. Do you have a need for it at this time, or a limit to the number of skeins you can accept? As far as your preference for “soft” yarn, are there any brands that you would prefer not to accept? Thank you, Sharon

    • Sharon – thank you for your interest in Project Linus. Our preference for yarn is worsted weight 4 ply but we do use a limited amount of sport weight yarn. There are no brands that we do not accept but we are unable to use rug or craft yarn (heavier weight types). If you wish to make a donation our house is located at 2401 Lake Avenue (next to Salem United Church of Christ) and we will be there every Wednesday from 1100 until 3:00 except for Wednesday, December 30. If that is not convenient for you please contact me and we can make other arrangements. Joyce Pickett, Chapter Coordinator

  5. I wanted to express how thankful we are for your wonderful donation of such a beautiful kid friendly “blankie.” My 2 year old daughter was recently at the hospital for a short stay. She had to have several tests and had big machines and alot of wires. Trying to explain all of that was HARD. But talking about all the animals that were hand colored on her blanket was easy! Rrrriibbbiittt!! Mmmoooo!! Mmmmeeooowww!! I loved how personal it was. Children had colored individual square pictures that were sewn together all with love. We appreciate it so much!! It was such a simple kind gesture that ment so much more. It was the first thing she noticed when walking in the room NOT the big scary machines and equipment! You are all doing a wonderful thing!! Keep up the great work and never get discouraged from the wonderful thing you are doing for children!!

    • Meagan – On behalf of all our dedicated volunteers that make our blankets, thank you for sharing your experience. We love what we do and are thrilled when we learn how one of our blankets has helped a little one through a scary time. We hope your daughter continues to get better.

  6. Thank you so much for the blanket. My daughter had to have surgery on her hand today. She has very bad anxiety and the blanket really helped her.

    • You are so welcome. I will pass your thank you on to our volunteers. I hope your daughter’s recovery goes well.

  7. Hello. I am anxious to get involved with Project Linus and am working on some knit blankets to turn in. I will drop them off at JoAnns. Do you need any information with the blankets when I drop them off?

    • Mary – thank you so much for choosing Project Linus for your donation. If you would like to be added to our email list, please include your name, address, phone number and email address with the blankets when you drop them off. We use email to communicate upcoming events, changes in hours at our house, specific blanket size needs and more. We look forward to hearing more from you.

      Joyce Pickett, Chapter Coordinator Project Linus Fort Wayne/NE Indiana pickettjm@hotmail.com 260-486-2010

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  8. I crochet blankets and afghans. I’ve been looking for a charity to donate my afghans. Could you use crochet blankets? If so, what size?

    • Yes, we accept crochet blankets. Our minimum size is 36″ x 36″ for infants and we accept up to 60″ x 72″ for teens. The blankets should be made from washable yarn in kid friendly colors. Thanks you for thinking of Project Linus for your donation.

  9. Thank you for the blanket my grandson received from his stay at the hospital. I’m sure lots of time and love are put into making the blankets. What a wonderful way to make a child feel comfortable away from home. Thanks again.

  10. I don’t get into fort wayne very often and wondered if there were any drop off sites in the Columbia City / Huntington area? I have a number of fleece blankets made by our confirmation students as well as some crocheted blankets to donate to you.

    • Thank you for your interest in Project Linus. Drop off locations that might be convenient for you are Fabrics & Friends Quilt Store, 126 W 2nd Street in Roanoke, or Quilts N Gifts, 2035 Commerce Drive #205 in Bluffton.

  11. I would like to know more about your blanket making. I had a sister who was making blankets for you. And she passed away. And I would like to take over making blankets in her place. So please send me the info.

    • Thanks for contacting us, Deborah. We accept quilted, crocheted, knitted or fleece blankets. Sizes can range from 36″ x 36″ up to 60″ x 72″. We meet every Wednesday from 11:00 until 3:00 at our house at 2401 Lake Avenue where we have all the supplies and equipment needed to make blankets. Or completed blankets can be dropped off at Joann Fabrics or Edwards Sewing Center in Fort Wayne during regular business hours. You can find more information about blanket guidelines on this website under the tab “How Can I Help?” and then click on “Make a Blanket.” Please let us know if you need more information.

  12. I wanted to reach out and say THANK YOU for the sweet blanket my four year old son received from the Warsaw MedStat location. He had an unsightly forehead injury that required repair, after falling into a stone fireplace hearth while visiting family over Thanksgiving weekend. The adorable alligator blanket brought a big smile to his face! We are calling it his “brave blanket” and he is sound asleep with it this evening. What a wonderful surprise, such a thoughtful gesture. Thank you to all who are involved in the logistics of the chapter and the volunteers who make the blankets.

    • Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We love to hear how our blankets have impacted others’ lives. We hope your son is recovering well.

  13. The community service club at my school is interested in your program. What options are there for middle school students to help out?

    • Thank you for your interest in Project Linus. One option for your students would be to help make no sew fleece blankets. We have found that with very close adult supervision during the cutting and prepping of these blankets, students of most ages can help to finish them. Please see the illustrated and printable instructions located under the tab “How Can I Help? on this website.

      • Dawn – we have a drop off site for donations and blankets at Quilts N Gifts, 2190 Commerce Drive #2, Bluffton, during regular business hours. Thank you for choosing us for your donation.

  14. Thank you for considering Project Linus for your donation. If you are located in Fort Wayne, donations can be dropped off at Joann Fabrics or Edwards Sewing Center during regular business hours. If you are not in Fort Wayne, please contact me again and we will try to make other arrangements.

  15. This is Pat Hudson’s brother. My wife and I would like to make a donation to Linus in Pats memory. How would we go about doing that?

    Kevin Mc Daniel

  16. Kevin – I am so sorry for your loss. Our Project Linus family has missed Pat dearly since she got sick and we are really sad to lose her. Thank you for choosing us for a donation in Pat’s memory. A cash donation can be made in the form of a check payable to Project Linus and sent to me at 4508 Blum Drive, Fort Wayne IN 46835. It is also possible to make a donation with a gift card from places like Joann Fabrics, also sent to me. Again, I am sorry she is gone.

  17. Thank you so much. My daughter had to spend two nights in Dupont Pediatrics and your blanket she received made her feel safe and kept her warm. It was beautifully made and we appreciate what you are doing for sick babies. Again Thank you!

  18. I live in South Whitley Indiana, where are the drop off points for these blankets?. I have searched all over this site. even where it says blanket drop off under the how can we help tab, and I have yet to find out the drop off points.

    • Laurie – thank you for your interest in Project Linus. I’m sorry you had trouble finding the list. Probably the closest drop for you is in Roanoke at Fabric & Friends Quilt Store. There are also 2 sites in Fort Wayne – Joann Fabrics and Edwards Sewing Center. All sites accept blanket drop offs during regular business hours.

  19. I would like to just say Thank You all for what you do. And it’s a great thing you are doing. My son recently stayed at Parkview for a few days and I really believe the blanket made him feel better. We have been home now for two weeks and he will not sleep with out it! Thank you so much! God bless you all!

    • Yes, Janet – our work sessions are open to everyone. We usually meet each Wednesday but we are currently closed because of COVID-19. Our plan is to reopen once the governor ends the stay at home order. Please watch our website for updates about our schedule.

  20. Hey Joyce, I would like a window sticker that says project Linus for my Jeep. I looked online and ordered Linus with his blanket. I would like it to say Project Linus. Can you direct me in the correct location? Making more quilts, everyday!

    • Hi Roger – sorry it took so long to reply but I wasn’t notified that your question existed until yesterday. I checked the national headquarters Project Linus store but didn’t see any window stickers, nor have I seen any elsewhere. I will ask some of our ladies for suggestions. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

  21. I can’t sew, and am not interested in making, but I love what you do. If there is any other way I could volunteer or get involved in some way please let me know!

    • Thank you for your interest in Project Linus. We meet at our workshop on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 each day. We can always use help with preparing our tie on tags which does not involve sewing. And of course, donations of fabric, yarn, gift cards etc. are always welcome.

    • Susie – thank you for your interest in Project Linus. Our greatest need is for blankets in the pre-teen and teen sizes, from 50″x 60″ up to 60″ x 72.” We accept quilted, crocheted, knitted or single layer fleece blankets.

  22. My daughter would like to
    make some blankets. She can earn national honor society points and would need someone to sign off that she completed blankets. Is there a contact person once she has completed them?

    • She can contact Joyce Pickett, Chapter Coordinator, at 260-486-2010 to donate her blankets and have her paperwork signed. Please note that if she is making fleece blankets, we can only accept single layer fleece blankets at the request of our recipients. On this website she can click on How Can I Help? and then on Make a Blanket and there she will find illustrated and printable instructions for making the most popular type of single layer fleece blankets. We look forward to receiving her completed blankets.

    • We have not found a new location but are continuing to process and distribute blankets. Completed blankets can be dropped off at Joann Fabrics or Edwards Sewing Center during regular business hours.

  23. Dear Joyce. The last quilts I sent up was October 27, 2021. That is when you said to not ship any more. All winter, six months, has gone by and I have not heard or seen any update about the Chapter. Is anyone distributing quilts in Northeast Indiana? Is t here some other chapter who needs my quilts? Please drop me a line. Thanks

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