Wednesday, April 24, 2013

May newsletter

April 22, 2013                   Blankets delivered  10520     

Dear Blanketeers,

Be sure and check out our blog -  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 Day 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!

“Make a Blanket Day” for the north VALLEY WILL be next Monday April 29th... come join us at Our Saviour’s Lutheran church 3900 S. 2500 E. From 10-2.   Bring your lunch – we have a wonderful time!!   This work day is in lieu of May's work day!

Blanketeer Spotlight – Denna Wright 

Not surprising if you don’t know this name. Though you don’t see her at Blanket Day, Denna is a very active and important contributor to the success of our Project Linus.  She started making blankets with Kathy Marrow when the project opened in SLC. She doesn’t crochet or make blankets anymore, but she does carry our blankets all over the Wasatch front for delivery. Yes…she is the “UPS” of Project Linus.
Every month for five years, she has made the rounds of SLC in her little van to insure that our blankets arrive safely.  Delivery suits her busy life style very well. Denna is a hiker and road biker as well as a life member of Wasatch Mountain Club. She completed a busy career working for the library system and still volunteers with Salt Lake County Aging Services. She helps individuals to have a fuller and richer life by spending time with them in their home.  Denna is a friend to many and we are lucky enough to have her volunteer services in our Chapter.  A huge thanks to Denna!

Lots of changes!!!
     The past few weeks have been busy & there are some changes we need to share with you...a great announcement, Millie is the new coordinator of our chapter of Project Linus!!  We are so excited to have her taking us forward and continuing our wonderful mission to provide blankets for children.  Also, if you are interested in doing Millie, she needs your help!!  We could use some great people to help us pick up blankets, prep materials & help with the newsletter & blog.  These items can be done at your home, when you have time to volunteer!    We will also discontinue the south valley work day.  It makes me sad, but there hasn't been regular attendance, except for those great 4  - Kathy, Julie, Edrie & Lynn!  With both Kathy & Kristin leaving, there's just no one to run things.  Kristin's news is that she accepted a job offer, which will keep her very busy & unfortunately make it impossible for her to attend activities during the day.  It's a good opportunity, but that means time will have to be shifted & family & work are taking priority.  Kristin will still be involved as the assistant coordinator & working on her own contributions at home.  For our final news...Kathy has found residence in a new state & will be relocating to Colorado!  Although Kathy stepped down as coordinator a little over a year ago, she didn't go far!  Kristin continued to rely on her expertise & amazing sewing skills to keep things moving for our chapter.  Her move will take a few months, so she'll be by from time to time, but make sure to wish her the best as she starts packing!

So don't be sad, don't worry...we will keep going strong!!!  Please continue to support our chapter of Project Linus.  We have done such amazing things & make a HUGE difference in over 10,500 children's lives!

Also, we have decide to trim down our drop make sure if you have been dropping off blankets that your location is still on the list:
Mill Creek - The Wool Cabin, 2020 East 3300 South
West Jordan - The Quilt Shop (inside the Fabric Center) 9135 S Redwood Rd
Sandy - Quilts Etc, 8720 S State Street or
             The Cotton Shop 9441 South 700 East
You can also call Millie to arrange a drop off, if none of those work.
We are also asked what people can do to contribute & recently found out that gift cards are a great way to keep 100% of the proceeds in our chapter.  So...if you don't have time to shop for materials, just buy a gift card from your favorite fabric store to donate to our chapter & we'll go shopping!!  We also need masking tape, so if you have some extra laying around, or are out & about, grab a roll, we sure could use it!

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,
Millie & Kristin

Millie ph#801-272-4024
Kristin cell 801-386-5917