Sunday, June 29, 2014

newsletter - July 2014

Dear Blanketeers,                                                              June 2 9, 2014

Happy Summer!  I can't believe how fast the days fly by!  I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine and warm weather.

Our next blanket day will be Monday, July 7th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, 2500 East 3900 South in Holladay.  Please join us to drop off blankets and say "hi" or to spend some time with us this month.  We hope to see you there!

Our chapter is doing great things!  Thank you to you all that you do!  I know summer usually gets busy with family and additional commitments.  We've had a great summer with our donations remaining steady.  You continued support is so appreciated and makes a huge difference to a child in crisis.  The blanket we make, mean the world to a child.

Millie and Kristin go shopping!
Shopping for new materials is always fun and we've been watching the sales.  Both Millie and Kristin did some shopping with funds generously donated by Center Shift.  There are some great new materials to work on at our blanket days.  Thank you again to Center Shift for your support of our Chapter of Project Linus!

This month I wanted to share a couple of pictures of beautiful blankets made by some great blanketeers.  These were made from scraps that we received as a donation.  We appreciate these generous donations of materials and have some talented quilt makers!  I envy them for their skill, as I'm learning to quilt and it take a talent to put materials together and to sew straight!  It's a lot harder than you'd think!

  Thank you Lola, Jean Ann and Jean.  You are some of our regular contributors who love to sew!  We are so happy to receive your blankets they are so amazing!

Millie is working to set aside the blankets we need for South Jordan's Shop with a Cop - so we'd love to see your medium size (1 1/2 yard) fleece blankets.  They can be crocheted on the edges or fringed.  Just look for fun, kid friendly prints appropriate for ages 8-10.

Kristin picked up a donation of well made medium and large sized blankets from Bingham High School Service Club.  Their leader had been in contact with us a few times and did such a great job making the blankets all ready to label and distribute.  The club members met during their lunch hours and after school to work on many service projects.  We were glad to have them include us in their year and hope to hear from them again.  We so appreciate their beautiful work and fun teen printed blankets.  Thank you BHS Service Club!

Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!  We hope to see you soon!


Millie & Kristin