Blanket-making for Charity on December 11

We had so much fun last year… we’re going to do it again! We’re making no-sew fleece blankets again for charity.

Date: December 11
Time: 1-3:30pm
Location: Pohick Regional Library meeting rooms, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke, VA 22015-4274

We have already contacted Project Linus and the local Humane Society about the blankets. 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.” And the Humane Society needs blankets for their animals, especially now that it’s getting colder.

In order to make blankets, we need materials. Please post/RSVP here or e-mail Kate to let us know you are planning to come. Let us know if you plan to either:
A- bring $12 to cover materials to make one blanket
B- bring your own blanket-making materials
(if making a no-sew blanket, bring 2 pieces of fleece measuring 1 yard x 1 yard or 1 1/2 yards x 1 1/2 yards or 40″ x 60″ 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). Be sure to wash your fleece before you come (and don’t use scented dryer sheets, because of children who might have allergies).

Please let us know if you’re bringing $12 or bringing your own materials, that way we know how much to buy and wash 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.


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