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WildSnowflake
« on: March 10, 2004 09:37:55 AM »

Great for those knitters/crocheters who have made all their friends scarves and still have the jonesing for knitwear...

http://www.projectlinus.org/

Our volunteers, known as "blanketeers", provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18. It is Project Linus' policy to accept blankets of all sizes, depending on the needs of the local chapters. All styles of blankets are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors.
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2004 08:41:39 PM »

I'm planning to do one some time soon!  One of the hospitals that they give to is right across the street from my dorm, and they said that you can drop them off directly.  I just have to figure out that kind of yarn to use and get some circulars.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2004 01:09:27 PM »

Great idea, love the name!
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Lissa
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2004 09:58:50 PM »

I tried to contact the chapter in my area, but I have not heard a response.  The closet one to me is about a 2 hour or more drive.  Where else should I look?  I would LOVE to be apart of this.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2004 12:29:18 AM »

You can always call hospitals, rehabs, animal hospitals in your area & see if they will take donations of handmade blankets.
Maybe the Ronald McDonald House, Childrens Hospital, etc...
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Goddess
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2004 07:33:56 PM »

I adore this idea...I think my new stitch & bitch here should make a linus blanket our first project!
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hollyg
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2004 09:10:38 PM »

lissa, if linus is too far away, you could try the binky patrol.
http://www.binkypatrol.org/
they have the same mission and are also a very well-established organization. most of the branches are able to help provide materials for your donations (with the linus project it's your own donation for most chapters).
you don't need to be too close to these places to help; there are meetings regularly where volunteers may learn a new skill or just crochet/knit/sew together but you can also work on your own most of the time and bring completed projects in at your convenience.
(also, some branches make scarves in the winter especially for older kids/teens)
hope that helps...
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2006 04:20:55 PM »

Can you sew a blanket instead of knitting or quilting one?
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2006 12:19:29 PM »

Can you sew a blanket instead of knitting or quilting one?

Absolutely. Also if you don't have the knitting or sewing bug you can make no sew fleece blankets. They are super easy, and a fun project to do with a group.
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2006 12:32:47 PM »

i do this about twice a year with my local quilting club, and it is so much fun!  we all get together and being our non-sewing friends, and use them as ironers, etc.  they often join the club soon after.  it really is a great way to craft for the community.   Smiley
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