Monday, May 26, 2014

newsletter - June 2014

Dear blanketeers,                                                              May 26, 2014

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

 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.  This year Millie has started 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!  

AFTER THE BLANKETS ARE MADE - Blanketeer Spotlight - Beverley Cook

      There are lots of things to get done before a Linus Blanket is given to a child in need.  One of those is the labeling.  When a blanket passes our high quality standards it is given a special label, packaged, tagged to indicate the appropriate age and gender of the child who should receive it. 
     Beverley Cook, has been the official label sewer for months now.  She sews labels for us from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the first Monday of every month.  She says she loves this job because she gets to see and handle every beautiful cuddly blanket.

       Thanks to Bev for her diligent attention to this important task.    

Blanketeer spotlight
Last week Millie was invited by Barbara Brae (who also crochets, and raises funds for Project Linus) to spend the evening training her Quail Run Ward relief society friends to make fringed no-sew blankets.   They learned how to make a Perfect blanket and completed 6 flawless, cuddly, beautiful pieces during the evening.  As all of us know, there are some pitfalls to be aware of and avoid in order to fringe a high quality blanket.   This group plans to continue making blankets for Project Linus as an ongoing activity.  Many pieces of fleece have already been purchased and are just waiting for their next meeting to be completed.   Thanks ladies for your interest, generosity, and willingness to do good things for children!

All of your time and talent is so appreciated!  We love your beautiful, bright, well made blankets!  Also, if you ever leave a blanket at a drop off site, please leave your name on it so we know who donated it to us.  We do have receipts, if you ever need one from your donation, just contact Kristin.

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