Sunday, May 26, 2013

June 2013 newsletter

May 25, 2013                                           Blankets delivered 10597    

Dear Blanketeers,
 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 Millie or Kristin know if you have any questions.

“Make a Blanket Day” for north VALLEY WILL be Monday june 3rd... come join us at Our Saviour’s Lutheran church 3900 S. 2500 E. From 10-2.   Bring your lunch – we have a wonderful time!!


A group of dedicated blanketeers meets each Wednesday at Mountain Vista United Methodist Church under the leadership of Jean Ann.   The blankets they have donated to Project Linus are always creatively colorful, well made and so huggable.   Jean Ann will tell you she just organizes the work area so the ladies who attend can make the blankets but, we all know she’s the one who puts the designs together. She has a wonderful eye for color and “fun” blankets.   Her skills at organizing allow so many women to be a part of making blankets for the children.  Jean Ann is from Rapid City, South Dakota and has been making quilts a long time.  She joined Project Linus a little over 5 years ago.  She drives about 40 minutes from her home to gather about a dozen quilt making ladies every week!  Thank you Jean Ann and Mountain Vista Church ladies for all you do for our chapter!  You are all amazing!


  Catherine Freeman, a sixth grade student at Highland Park Elementary School, truly understands the importance of volunteerism.  She wanted to do something for other children and so she went on line to Hope of America and found a service project that she was interested in doing.    Hope projects typically involve 12 to 16 hours of service.  She has twin 18 year old siblings who have also done a Hope project to raise awareness for kids with allergies.  Now she has personally made six beautifully fringed blankets for Project Linus by following the directions on the website.  Here are pictures of her blankets and her sweet smiling face .

A wonderful thank you from St Mark's NICU!
     On behalf of the NICU babies we want to give you our sincere thank you for the beautiful, incredible, wonderful blankets you and your Project Linus people donate to us.  We don't get you thanked every time, but please know that you are appreciated each time we see the wonderful bundle!!
     A blanket goes home with each baby who has spent time in our NICU to be that baby's special Linus blanket!
                            Thank you so very very much!
              Nurses, staff and volunteers at St. Mark's NICU

 We are planning ahead to some blanket needs coming up this fall.  We've supported South Jordan's Shop with a Cop for several seasons.  Each year before Christmas they take deserving children, who may not always have much, shopping with a law enforcement officer.  Last year we worked fast & made 110 blankets in a few short weeks.  This year we want to start collecting & setting aside the blankets we need.  Please start to think of this project & bring a 1-1/2 yard piece of fleece in print appropriate for 7-10 year olds.  We'll need both boy and girl prints.  These children have had some contact with law enforcement, sometimes now always positive.  This program allows them to have a good experience & some fun with the police officers.   Thank you to all the loving blanketeers making this project possible! 

We have denim!!  Do you love to sew and wish you could make some jean quilts?  If yes, please contact Millie or Kristin!  We received a generous donation of materials, but need some help getting it all made into blankets & Kathy needs it moved out of her basement.  They don't have to be complicated, just made into wonderful blankets for a deserving child!

Thank you to everyone who contributes to Project Linus in Salt Lake County.  Whether you make blankets, sew labels on, package blankets, 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 #801-272-4024