Welcome to the new Blanketeers who have joined our chapter during the past month, we’re so glad to have you with us and hope you’ll love Project Linus as much as we do. Be sure and let Kristin, Melissa or Millie know if you have any questions. We appreciate everyone’s time & commitment to our chapter!
“Make a Blanket Day” for the north VALLEY WILL be monday, June 4th.. come join us at Our Saviour’s Lutheran church 3900 S. 2500 E. From 10-2. Bring your lunch – we have a wonderful time!!
The next South Valley “Make a Blanket Day” will be tuesday, JUNE 19th at the South Jordan Library from 10:15 – 12:45 ****notice shorter time*****. we’d love to see you there! Unfortunately no food at the library L the library has a summer program, what will shorten all of our meeting times this summer.
On May 14th – Kristin & Melissa travelled to William Penn Elementary in Salt Lake to receive coloring book quilts from Mrs. Hunters 3rd grade class. They colored quilt blocks & Margo Hansen (who volunteers at the school & has a granddaughter in the 3rd grade), who is also a part of Square Corner Quilters assembled & donated 5 beautiful quilts! The students were able to show the quilts off at the school art show before donating them to Project Linus. These quilts are amazing & so well done! We so appreciate getting children involved. Also another shout out to Kathy Morrow & Jean Ann *Mountain Vista* who assembled our other coloring book quilts. They are at Highland Park Elementary for the students to enjoy before we package for delivery. They are so amazing!!
We need a new tag printer!! Let Kristin know if anyone has the access or ideas on who to contact. The tags are double sized, printed on cardstock & used when we package a blanket. If we have to pay for them, the cost is atleast $.40 a sheet. I’m hoping we can find a company or printing service who’d like to make a donation to our chapter!
we are so excited!!! We shipped 3 huge boxes & 1 smaller box for taps & their grief camp, this memorial weekend in arlington, va. our chapter donated 132 blankets!!!! way to go! i know this project is very dear to many of you. Thank you to all who made this effort possible! Also, a huge thank you to larry holmes (husband of blanketeer carol) for his donation to cover the shipping costs. that donation with the shipping discount offered by cody at our local herriman, ups store made the whole effort work! for more information about where the blankets go see http://www.taps.org/
I am usually asked about what sizes we need. Of course, we always need them all!! Lately we are running really low on our teen sizes (large, 2 yards) and even a little low on mediums (1.5 yards). Also, please make sure you are buying big kid print on the large blankets. They love the solids, animal prints & anything “teen” ish.
Thank you to everyone who contributes to Project Linus in Salt Lake County. Whether you make blankets, sew labels on, package blankets, donate funds for shipping and stamps, or donate paper, yarn or fabric, each one of you helps to grow our chapter so we may give a little bit of love and security to a child in crisis. Every little bit helps & makes the world go round!
Happy June & hugs to all,
Kristin, Melissa & Millie