Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Newsletter June 2016


  Blanket Day - Summer Schedule

The first Monday of the month is the preferred blanket day date!  However, holidays also seem to occur on the first Monday – July 4th and September 7th.    In order not to space our blanket days too far apart – this is the schedule we will follow:

 June 6th – This date works fine.

July 11th – This is the second Monday (avoiding July 4th)

August 1st – This day also works fine.

August 29th – This will be the day we meet rather than waiting until the 12th of September.

September 5th - This is Labor Day -no blanket day this month (August 29th will replace it.)

October 3rd – This takes us back to our regular schedule
 Join us anytime between 10:00 and 2:00 at OSLC

 Spotlight on Blanketeers and Fund Raising

     Last year I spotlighted Jackie Cohen and her sister Chris Nash and welcomed them as new blanketeers.   These sisters have since then, recruited more blanketeers to their sewing circle.  They meet once a week to sew quilts, crochet edges on fleece and share sewing ideas to benefit Project Linus.  They have taught their friend Murleen Filmore to crochet edges on the fleece blankets as well.  Patsy Bueno often joins them also. 
     Among Jackie’s good ideas is a suggestion for fund raising.  She says that if any of you out there belong to Thrivent Insurance Co, you can apply to head up a “Thrivent Action Team”.   Since Project Linus qualifies and is recognized as a project to be funded, you can receive up to $250.00 to buy fabric and supplies for blanket making. 
                Pictured are Jackie, Chris, Murleen & Patsy


            New Contributors

These intricately made designer-quilts were made and donated this month by Linda Hunter.  They are heavily stitched and have imaginative patterns.  What a lovely gift for us to give to children!  Thank you so much Linda.   

Also, thanks this month to Becky Wright of American Express Volunteers for their generous donation of fleece blankets.

Thanks also to Emily Stanton of Valley Park 5th Ward for her work with children and their donation of fleece blankets. 

Hugs and thanks to all of you who volunteer your time and work so diligently for Project Linus and for the good of children.    Millie

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