August 27, 2012 Blankets delivered: 9540
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.
Be sure and check out our blog - slcprojectlinus.blogspot.com. On the blog you’ll find the current newsletter, updates on blanket donations, instructions for making fleece blankets (great for people who can’t attend Make a Blanket Days and want to make fleece blankets), and do’s and don’ts. *** also check the blog for pictures, we try to include few of the blankets that stand out or are completed by children *** We see so many beautiful blankets that we want to share!! You ladies are a talented group!
Our dates have changed **mark you calendar** Have a happY & safe labor day!
“Make a Blanket Day” for the north VALLEY WILL be Monday September 10th... 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 september 18th at the South Jordan Library from 10:15 – 2: *** sorry, no food at the library ***
A note on blanket making...
blankets must be new, homemade & washable (no polyester or upolestry fabrics or wool yarns). they are given to children from birth to 18 years old. Please use kid friendly prints, colorful fabrics & yarns. make sure prints are age appropriate, (ie: large, 2 yard blankets should be prints teens would like, no baby prints in this size). be sure to weave loose yarns back into blankets & secure the batting into seams. double check blankets for pins. we can no longer accept tied fleece blankets. for patterns check the blog www.slcprojectlinus.blogspot.com or www.projectlinus.org
st mark's hospital & Jordan valley hospital need blankets specifically for their neonatal intensive care units. these blankets should be 36x36 and made from flannel/cotton, 2 layers without batting. They also accept knitted & crocheted blankets in this size.
This month I want to highlight one of our drop off locations. Not only did they have a huge pile of blankets in their store for a week, but they serviced a sewing machine that was donated for use at our south valley blanket making day. Thank you Floyd & Lizzies!!! Floyd & Lizzie's is celebrating 64 years in the sewing industry and are now in our 3rd Generation as a family owned and operated business! They are a Singer, Husqvarna Viking, and PFAFF Dealer. Our family manufacture’s the famous TinLizzie18 Long Arm Quilting Machines. And Lizzie has her own pattern line! In their store you’ll find over 3000 bolts of high quality quilter’s cotton fabric, an extensive line of thread, countless notions, samples to get you inspired, and a staff that is always willing to help. They are located at 2263 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UT. Stop by & support them, they have been a great support of our chapter!
Thank you to everyone who contributes to Project Linus in Salt Lake County. Whether you make blankets, sew labels on, package blankets, deliver 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.
Hugs to you all,
Kristin, Melissa & Millie