Sunday, February 21, 2016

March 2016 Newsletter

Hi Blanketeers,
I know it’s just February -  but it’s beginning to feel like Spring! 
Our February month was exciting and productive!  We have welcomed new blanketeers, and received blankets from volunteer groups, as well as donated fleece for us to turn into blankets.

Make a blanket days this month are:
North Valley – March 7th – at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Holladay from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 
South Valley – March 24th – at Riverton Senior Center from 9:30 to Noon.

Come and join the fun.   Bring a piece of fleece to work on, or just come over and we will find something for you to work on.

Learning “To Give” at a Young Age

With the help of his mom Stephanie, 7 year old Aiden Barlocker made two fringed blankets - one for a boy his age and one for a girl.  He is pictured here with his little brother and the two lovely blankets.  His school encouraged the children to do volunteer projects for other children who are less fortunate than them selves. 

Brother & Sister Act!

Jayden and Coleman Moss, a sister and brother team, are doing volunteer work as they prepare for their service missions with the agency – Youth-Linc.  They will be serving with other teenagers in Peru and Madagascar.  One of their projects was to make 16 large fringed double-sided fleece blankets to contribute to Project Linus.  It is so great to see young people helping others.  

A New Quilter

Lynette Powell, who found us on-line, has contributed 10 beautiful quilts.  She inherited a windfall of fabric a couple of years ago and decided to teach herself to quilt!  She wanted to work with other Linus volunteers, but obligations kept her at home, so quilting was a natural for her.  Lynette lives in West Jordan with her husband John, and her little dog, Beauty. 
In looking for a recipient for the quilts she heard of Project Linus from her sister who has donated to the project chapter in Maryland. Welcome to SLC Chapter Lynette, and thank you for your beautiful contributions.   

Spotlight on Blanketeer - Patsy Bueno

Patsy, who is a new addition to SLC Project Linus, has already become active in both North and South valley blanket days as well as quilt making, label sewing, and packaging blankets for delivery.   

Patsy is a retired school Superintendent from Price Utah, who is now living in Herriman.  Patsy started in the education field as a teacher’s aide in the classroom and then pursued advanced degrees.  She worked her way up thru doing every single job in her district - with the exception of driving the school bus and cooking in the kitchen.  Her husband, Tony also retired, spent 40 years with the railroad.   They have a son, a daughter and 7 grand children. 

Patsy has always done crochet and cross-stitch but only began to sew on the machine since she began sewing for PL.   Patsy was introduced to PL this past September by one of our very active Chapter members, Jackie Cohen.    

Welcome to our chapter Patsy and thanks for jumping in with all your enthusiasm and skill.  



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