Scott County: Project Linus seeks quilters

The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus invites area quilters to participate in its Make-A-Blanket Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the First United Methodist Church, 1280 Lexington Road, Georgetown.

Project Linus draws on the inspiration of the Charles Schulz character Linus, who is comforted through his trials by his blanket. The national organization is based in Bloomington, Ill., and the group's mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatized, through the gift of a new, handmade blanket, quilt or afghan.

The North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus covers Scott, Harrison, Pendleton, Nicholas, Bourbon and Robertson counties.

Once made by volunteers, the blankets are distributed through hospitals, health departments, judicial agencies and funeral homes, among others.

To date, the chapter has donated more than 2,500 blankets.

To find out more about Make-A-Blanket Day or the North Central Kentucky Chapter of Project Linus, contact chapter coordinator Janet Walter at (502) 863-9726 or email her at

Donations of new, handmade blankets or materials can be made at Georgetown's First United Methodist Church, the Scott County Public Library, the Kentucky Doll and Toy Museum in Carlisle or the Harrison County Sheriff's Office.