Tuesday, March 22, 2016

April 2016 Newsletter

Happy Spring To Everyone!
We have experienced a wonderful March with many groups volunteering and submitting lovely blankets to PL. 

Thanks to the ongoing ladies-group in St. George, (snowbirds), under the direction of Karen Park and Rochelle Pacheco for staying with us over the years and regularly submitting 25 to 30 blankets each month. 
Also thanks to Mountain Vista Methodist Church quilt group under the direction of Jean Ann Nohavick, for their beautiful gifts of quilts and blankets that come in every month. 

Thanks Joy Millet, who makes wonderful crochet edged flannel receiving blankets.  Her donations exceed 100 of these lovelies!
Thanks to Riverton Senior Center group under the direction of
Lynn Milsap, who continue to contribute blankets regularly and meet together the 4th Friday morning of each month.

Thanks to Jackie Cohen for arranging a generous donation thru Thrivent, to PL National for our chapter account.     

And, of course, thanks for the regular support and participation of the ladies at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church who meet on the first Monday of every month.      

From Alta View Hospital
              “Thank you for the blankets donated to Alta View Hospital Women’s Center.  Those in need of your blankets are thrilled to wrap their little babe up in the warmth of your blankets.  As nurses we appreciate being able to give them out.   Wendy Barlow, RN BSN

Young Entrepreneur  - Cydney Petersen 

Cydney has hand-made many wonderful baby blankets and quilts as a business and sold them on her “etsy.com” store website.  Her mom and dad, Sabrina and Craig, have encouraged her to give up her business and go to college.  In doing so she was looking for an appropriate charitable project to be a recipient of her inventory of handmade baby blankets and quilts.  
     She found PL on our blog spot.  That resulted in a donation of 82 carefully made receiving blankets and small quilts.   What an amazing and generous gift!  
     Cydney and Sabrina are pictured here with the carload of colorful blankets all for little ones in Salt Lake County who need a blanket hug.

Eagle Scout Project

Alex Pence came with his mom Kim to see me last month about making blankets for PL to fulfill a requirement for an Eagle Scout merit badge.   He raised money, purchased fleece, (had some help from his mom in cutting every piece square), then met with a group of 25 young people whom he taught to make the fringe-loop no-sew blankets. 
He was able to donate 20 beautiful finished blankets as you see in the picture.  He also plans to donate the remaining money raised and had not yet used for fleece purchase.   Thanks to young people who want to help others and thanks to Alex for a job well done.  

Looking Forward to April

To all the hard working and generous Blanketeers I send Thanks.  The quality and excellence of the blankets that all of you donate is beyond the rainbow.  “Thanks” is not enough to say.  There should be more extravagant words to express how valuable you are and how much good your blankets do for children who need comfort.     Millie

“We are all part of something bigger than ourselves and together we can continue to be a great comfort to many children throughout the county.”

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