Friday, July 21, 2017

August 2017 Newsletter

 Hi Blanketeers,
     Hope you are managing to keep cool.  Just a reminder - we are meeting again to make blankets at Our Saviour’s on August 7, 10:00 to 2:00. 
     Riverton Senior Center group also sends an invitation to attend their blanket-making day on July 28, from 9:30 to noon. 

     July has been a busy month though we did take a vacation day from our regular make-a-blanket-day.   We have had donations coming in and blankets moving out.
                                    Donation “In Kind”
      We received a large and generous donation “in kind” from Elaine Erickson.  She shared with us 8 bags of crochet thread and yarn and several sets of new matched and pre-cut flannel squares – priced at $9.99 each.  Also in the gift were 19 pre hemstitched commercial blanket & bib sets ready to crochet.  These unopened packages sport price tags from $19.99 to $29.99.  All of this is being shared with blanketeers who will work it into blankets for us to distribute!  Thanks so much to Elaine for thinking of PL. 

                        Sandy Senior Center  “Hooks and Needles”

The Hooks and Needles club coordinator, Gloria Schmick, from Sandy Center contacted me last month about her group’s possible contribution of blankets and quilts to PL.   I visited with them about PL and our purpose and goals.  They showed me the hand crafted blankets and quilts that they make.  They are a group of women who are experienced and who excel in handwork of several types.  I also shared our pattern for making a no-sew blanket of fleece.

This month they contributed 36 amazing and beautiful blankets to distribute to kids!  This is a picture of the blanketeers and the blankets they made. 

Hooks and Needles Club
                                    St George – Snow Birds

Many of the snowbirds from St. George are again in Salt Lake for the summer months.  They are still contributing about 30 crochet edge fleece blankets each month – and they continue to do so year-round.  Thanks to Rochelle, Shirley, Karen, Bea and Terry. 

Whether you raise funds, crochet, knit, quilt, deliver, pick up, label, fringe edges, shop, cut and prepare fabric, or just give moral support to blanket makers, you are all appreciated.  Nothing would happen without all of you.   Sincere thanks,   


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