Friday, March 12, 2010

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Project Linus Lock-In... Help Blanket Children with Love!

Most of you are aware that my Dad lost his long battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) back in September at the age of 61. Since then, I have been trying to make sense of it all and find a path to healing. I have been filled with a desire to give something back, but have struggled to find just the right project and I have! Check out

Please mark your calendars for 09/10/2010 and 09/11/2010. I will be hosting a Blanket Making “Lock-In” at Pleasant Grove UMC in my Dad’s honor. Even if you can’t sew (or hate to) there are NO SEW VERSIONS of blankets that you can do – all you need to be able to do is tie a knot – or you could help others cut fabric, organize, iron, etc.!

“Project Linus welcomes blankets of all styles, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors. Blankets must be new, handmade and washable. You don’t have to be an expert to create a blanket that is beautiful to a child! Materials must be new, unused and free of contaminants such as mold, mildew and smoke. They should be cotton or cotton/poly blends. Knits, double knits, wool, and some other materials are not acceptable.”

How can you help?
  • Please start looking for fabrics that are on sale, etc., and if you are able grab them up. Keep an eye on craft store coupons. You can use them at ANY store. Hobby Lobby carries fabric, as does Joanns. Sign up for Michaels, Joanns, and Hobby Lobby mailing lists and they will email you the coupons weekly.
  • Start talking to your friends about attending, as well as any materials they may have that they can donate. Just make sure they fit within the guidelines listed above. I would like to start “stock-piling” materials, especially fleece, flannel, and cotton prints. We will also need cotton batting.

If you think you might be able to attend and/or are interested, please let me know. You are NOT committing, just trying to gauge possible number of participants.

We would come in on Friday night 09/10 at 6:00 pm and the event would end on Saturday 09/11 at 6:00 pm. Sleeping space available at the church, so you can “blanket” the night away – or you could come and go as you please.

REMEMBER – You DO NOT HAVE TO BE A SEAMSTRESS to participate!! Please share this information with any friends that might be interested.


Katie Burke
Inspire. Create. Share.

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity
and worthwhile accomplishments . . .in this we make a difference!
–Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart

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