The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 40,000 blankets have been delivered to many local groups and agencies that help seriously ill or traumatized children who need a HUG from a blanket including: Wake Med Hospitals, Rex Hospital, Duke Hospital NICU, Safe Space (for children of abused women receiving support), Hospice (for their Reflections program for grieving children and teens), Make a Wish Foundation, the children at Salvation Army, Children's Flight of Hope, and Wake County Social Services.



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quilt Kits

Dear Project Linus volunteers,
            If you need some motivation and materials to start a quilt for Make A Blanket Day, we have fabric kits for you! 
These kits were put together with fabric donated to our Project Linus chapter.  Some kits have enough fabric to finish a front; some also have backing fabric. (Batting is NOT included.)  The fabric pieces are not cut, so you can use any quilt pattern that you like. 
            If you are interested in checking out and using a fabric kit, please contact Deanna Winick at 345-3576 or deanna.winick@gmail.com.  Pick up is at Deanna's house this Saturday morning (January 29) or by appointment. Deanna lives in the I-540/Leesville/Lumley/Glenwood area; please contact her for directions.

Only a Month Away...

Project Linus Make a Blanket Day - 2011
February 26th
10am -3pm
201 East Hargett Street in Raleigh
IMAX Building, near Marbles Kids Museum

Bring fabric, fleece, knitting supplies and a friend-
Print this flyer and spread the word!

For more information, contact Deanna Winick

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Save the Dates!

Happy New Year Blanketeers!  Mark your calendar for two events that are coming up next month:

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
will be our annual

Make A Blanket Day
Venture Hall - IMAX Theater Building near Marbles Kids Museum
201 East Hargett Street - downtown Raleigh

More details will be coming soon!

And on the Sunday before Make A Blanket Day:
 
February 20th, 2011
Project Linus Fleece Tie Blanket Day

Marbles Kids Museum
1pm to 4pm
 * Volunteers are needed for this event *
You will be representing our Project Linus Chapter and teaching Marbles Kids Museum guests about making blankets and anything else about PL they want to know.
Fleece, handouts, etc will be provided.  Some preparation is needed before the event.

This is a fabulous opportunity for us to spread the word about PL and give back to Marbles for being generous for 3 years to donate wonderful space for our Make A Blanket Days.

Want to help?
Please call Deanna 919-345-3576 or email deanna.winick@gmail.com