Blanket-Making on November 13

As part of our Magical Acts of Warmth project this year, we will be making no-sew fleece blankets for Project Linus.

Date: November 13
Time: 2-5pm
Location: Pohick Regional Library meeting rooms, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke, VA 22015-4274

We have already contacted Project Linus and they said they will be thrilled to accept the blankets we make and get them to children in need. Project Linus’ mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

In order to make blankets, we need materials. Please post/RSVP here or e-mail us to let us know you are planning to come. Let us know if you plan to either:
A- bring $10 to cover materials to make one blanket
B- bring your own blanket-making materials
(if making a no-sew blanket, 2 pieces of fleece measuring 1 yard x 1 yard or 1 1/2 yards x 1 1/2 yards is usually great in patterns/colors that look good together) You can purchase material from local stores or from online stores such as Your Fleece (use discount code LINUS to get 15% off).

Let us know if you’re bringing $10 or bringing your own materials, that way we know how much to buy ahead of time!

If you have any of the following lying about, it would also be great if you could bring: scissors, rulers, yard sticks, seam rippers, and/or straight pins for us to use and then return to you at the end of the meeting.

You can also bring any new or used Magical Acts of Warmth items to donate: gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, jackets, boots, socks, coats, or blankets. We’ll donate them to the Second Chance Thrift Store where proceeds go to fund medical care for rescued animals. Shelter House clients receive vouchers to shop there for free so your items may end up helping both animals AND people in our community 🙂


2 Responses to “Blanket-Making on November 13”

  1. Great idea! We are hoping to make it! What is the RSVP deadline?

  2. hey, that was fun!! glad to meet everyone, and see you on Thursday for DH1!

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