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Make a Blanket Day

February 06, 2007 - TRC

Dover-Foxcroft – The Eastern Maine Chapter of Project Linus will hold a Make a Blanket Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, February 17, 2007 at the Penquis Higher Education Center, 50 Mayo Street, Dover-Foxcroft. The mission of Project Linus 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, washable blankets and afghans, lovingly crafted by volunteer blanketeers. The Eastern Maine Chapter, a volunteer organization serving three counties in Eastern and Central Maine, has donated more than 4,000 blankets for Maine kids since its inception in 1998.

Blankets for children in need will be assembled during Make a Blanket Day. Our goal is to complete or collect 100 blankets. Everyone is invited to join in the fun between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Community involvement is vital to the success of this event, and we are hoping to exceed last year’s attendance of 60 people to help make these blankets. Two free quilt classes will be offered. Lee Priest will teaching a simple quilt-as-you-go strip quilt and Vicki Brackett and Judy Raymond will be teaching a strip flannel quilt pattern. Fabrics will be provided but you need to bring your own machine. If you would rather work on your own or with a buddy, we’ll be setting up the gym and you can choose your project, or bring along one to finish. Call 965-8005 to reserve your space. The Main Street Business and Professional Women’s group will be providing breakfast and lunch for which they will accept donations.

For more information on Make a Blanket Day and to learn more about Project Linus, please call Merlene at 965-8005 or email at mainelinus@panax.com or visit their website at http://www.projectlinus.org.

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