Monday, April 30, 2018

Newsletter May 2018

  Blanket Making Days for May:  
       Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, May 7th, 10:00 to 2:00.  
       Riverton Senior Center, May 25th, 9:30 to noon. 

     Join us to make a blanket.  At this time we have fabric for you to work on. You don’t have to bring anything.   

            Donated fabric for baby blankets
We have received a donation of several receiving blanket kits and also kits for canopy blankets. If you are a machine sewing person and would like to complete some of these let me know.  I am happy to share them with you.  

Each receiving blanket kit has matched bottom and top cut to finish up as a 36 x 36 blanket.   The canopy blankets are a bit longer 41 or so as they fit over a car seat and fasten on the carry handle.  

I also have quilt kits to share.  They also have everything in them but the batting (including matched thread and patterns)

 
     Welcome Baby   

This little guy received the cuddly blanket thru the Welcome Baby program.  This program serves women who are pregnant and their children (up thru age 3.)  The mission of the program is to help parents be the best they can be.  They provide resources to help, current information on parenting, home visitations from experienced nurses or trained educators and increased support for family stability.  



Thanks to all you dedicated blanketers,    Millie




Monday, March 26, 2018

APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER


                                Make a Blanket with Friends
Our blanket making day for April will be April 2nd, (the day after Easter) at OSLC, 10:00 to 2:00, - 2500 East 3900 South

You are also invited to join the blanket makers at Riverton Senior Center on April 27th, - 9:30 to noon - 12800 South Redwood Road.

NOTICE:   
    The Wool Cabin has moved from the 33rd South location.  They will no longer be collecting our blankets. 

                           Generous “In Kind” Donations
Thanks to these people who have donated in support of children who need a blanket hug. 

Pat Ames, who donated quilt kits in December, again presented us with enough snuggly cotton batting to share with our contributing quilters.  She also decided to give our chapter the 56 beautiful hand made receiving blankets that she had intended for sale on her Etsy site. 

Elaine Erickson, who last summer contributed yarn and blanket/burp hemstitched sets; has again emptied her “stash.” We have more blanket/burp sets and several plastic bags of yarn - Kitchen size bags! 

Majestic Elementary School contributed fleece - 40 pieces.  Their intention was to make blankets, but much as they tried, the children were not able to turn the fabric into PL blankets.  The fleece was still useable after the edges were removed. We appreciate their good intentions.   

Kim Weis and husband Steve (Kimie Ann Fabrics) have volunteered to donate their long arm quilting process on about 10 quilts a month for PL.  She will be working with the Square Corner Quilters and Project Linus will receive the quilts.

Someone dropped off 15 beautiful crocheted afghans at Annie’s Quilt Shop in West Jordan.  No contact information was left on the blankets.  So much wish I could contact this person to thank her.  The handwork is fabulous!

Audrey Slabbert teaches her grandchildren to make something nice for a child in need.  The children are ages 8,6,5, &4 and all helped on the quilt. 
 







Our Blanketeers, who continue to buy fabric and supplies, are grateful for donations.  They are happy to receive all the donated fabric, batting, thread, yarn and quilt tops.  They continue to produce beautiful blankets for children. 

Happy Spring, 

   Millie

Thursday, February 22, 2018

March 2018, Newsletter


                                              
 Hello Blanketeers,

Thought I would give you a different newsletter today.  There is news.  We have all been busy - doing, making, sewing, labeling, and delivering. 

But, here is something I thought you would like to watch and listen to.  It is The Project Linus Theme Song:    “Covered in Love”. 

You can hear it and watch the video by going to:


This says it all – why we work at this project; why we care about kids; why we want to help; and how we contribute to share our love.

 Thanks and hugs to all.      Enjoy!
    Millie


Wednesday, January 24, 2018


FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER
 February Blanket Making days: 
   February 5th, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church 10:00 to 2:00.
   February 23rd Riverton Senior Center 9:30 to noon.       


Some very kind person (I never found out who) nominated our P.L. Chapter to be considered by “Pay It Forward” to receive a donation!

   The team from Channel 2, and representative from Mountain America Bank showed up at our January blanket-making day to interview us, and film blanket making.  They presented our chapter with $500.00 to be used in the purchase of supplies, fabric, yarn, or whatever we need.  The presentation was shown on the January 4 evening news broadcast.

                  KIWANIS CLUB
    West Valley Club, whose president is Richard Brown, has supported our chapter in the past.  They also made a generous donation this past month.  Thanks Kiwanis people. 
              YARN DONATION
 Claudia Howard, of West Valley, has donated two large plastic bags full of yarn  - every color and weight.  Please contact me if you are crocheting for PL and need yarn.  You can come over to my house and pick out what you like or I can bring you colors you ask for. 
          PROJECT LINUS NATIONAL
 We do not act alone in our quest to send blanket-love to children.  Our National organization is the vehicle that puts us in the volunteer business.
      To maintain chapter status all PL chapters are required to raise at least $500.00 every calendar year, which is sent to PL headquarters.  From that donation, 20% is used for operational expense at that level and 80% our chapter uses.  It is really a comfort to have our finances in order before the end of January.   

            OUR NEW ASSISTANT COORDINATOR
I have been fortunate to enlist the help of an official Chapter Assistant Coordinator.  Patsy Bueno who has been with our P L project for two years, has agreed to accept this role.  Her experience in school administration and her organizational abilities will be a great value to our chapter. 

This is a big time commitment for her, as the job requires being available at any time; responding to phone and email inquiries; willingness to organize and handle blanket-making events in our county; and responsibility for quality control inspection of everything we deliver.

I wish to welcome Patsy to this role.   I sure hope she will still have time to crochet and make the blankets she loves to create.    

BLANKETEERS ARE TEAM WORKERS
All the parts of getting beautiful blankets into the hands of children in crisis are shared by all of us.  You shop, raise funds, sew (and no-sew) crochet, knit, rescue and remake, label, package, distribute and deliver.  Thank You
   
Drop Off Locations:   (don’t forget to leave your contact information)
Wool Cabin, (in Ivy Place)
2020 East 3300 South, SLC
Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
The Cotton Shop
9441 South 700 East, Sandy
 Hours: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Quilts Etc.
8720 South State, Sandy
Hours 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
The Quilt Shop (inside the Fabric Center)
                                          9135 So. Redwood Road
                                          Hours:  9:00 am to 9:00 pm