Sunday, December 5, 2010
Cute boats! Gather up your blue water fabric now....
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Please have all blankets dropped off for the year by Saturday, November 13th. Blankets should NOT be dropped again at our drop-off locations until Monday, January 3rd. This provides room at our drop-off facilities for extra collections and projects they have going on over the holidays. Thank you.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Project Linus Institute 2011 is open to all PL volunteers. There is a lot of information available at the Project Linus website (click on Institute 2011 on the left hand side). Here are some basic details:
- When: July 20 – 23, 2011
- Where: Hotel Pere Marquette, Peoria, IL
- How Far is that? Approximately 570 miles; 9 hours per Map Quest from Knoxville
- Cost for Volunteers: $525 ($500 if you register before 12/31/10). This includes Wednesday Dinner reception, Thursday lunch, Friday lunch and dinner, Saturday brunch and dinner. And, most importantly, the Institute conference.
- Hotel Costs: $109 plus taxes per night (single or multiple occupancy)
- Extra classes will be available on Wednesday afternoon for a fee (TBA). Lunch is also available on Wednesday for $20.
This is a wonderful conference with all kinds of classes, booths to browse (fabric, quilt machines, sewing tools and much more), make-and-takes (quilt, crochet, knit, sewing, etc.) There will be a special session for volunteers. The Friday evening speaker is Jennifer Chiaverini author of the Elm Creek Quilt book series, and a fabric and quilt designer.
I know this is expensive and not affordable and/or of interest to everyone. But, if you are interested, I encourage you to think about attending. If any volunteers are interested, we can discuss car pooling. My tentative plans are to leave Tuesday AM, drive to around Indianapolis on Tuesday, and drive on in to Peoria on Wednesday AM. I plan to get up early Sunday and drive all the way home.
More info at: https://www.projectlinus.org/institute.html If you don’t have internet access and would like info sent to you, just let me know and I’ll mail it to you. - Deb
Monday, September 6, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Little Bitty Quilt Show at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center during July. 2716 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN http://www.appalachianarts.net/
Some of you might remember that I invented the "Cane Sweater" 2 years agowhen my dad needed to start using a cane. What started out as kind of afamily joke has turned into a wonderful venture! We have our own website(www.canesweaters.com) and all proceeds go to Project Linus! Well, lastyear, I entered it in the Michael's/Vanna's Choice contest and was just informed that I won 3rd prize! Wow! What an honor! I'm way down the pictures on their site, but we're there! Check outhttp://www.vannaschoice.com/ I wish they had put in the story of its creation to get more publicity for Project Linus, though!
Claire Gliddon, Coordinator
Project Linus - Sacramento
Every so often our local Brother Sewing Machine dealer offers some sweet deals to Project Linus folks. In addition to all of the other support they give us, she asked me to pass along that they have the following:
Could you let your coordinators or mailing list know that the PE200 Snoopy machines are still available. They are embroidery only and have the Charles Schultz' characters built in, including Linus & his
blanket. They are $500 @ with $25 shipping. If they have any
questions, they can call me at 1-800-962-7180.
Vicky Hartley, Galesburg Sewing Center
Sunday, June 13, 2010
AQS Quilt Show & Contest- Knoxville, Tennessee
Knoxville Convention CenterJuly 14-17, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
More info about the TAPS program is available at: http://www.taps.org/services.aspx?id=1028
Be sure to check out the TAPS videos at: http://www.taps.org/videos.aspx
and the pictures at: http://www.taps.org/photogallery.aspx
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
My Dear Friends: I always say I have the most caring, generous readers in the world, and now's the time for all of you who knit or crochet to prove I'm right! I invite you to pick up your needles and join me in helping infants and children in need across the country in an initiative worthy of our time, talent and yarn. That initiative is KNIT1, BLESS2, a Mother's Day outreach that will provide our hand-knitted and crocheted baby blankets and garments to three national charities that help these precious, needy children. The three organizations are: Newborns in Need, Project Linus and The Binky Patrol. Mother's Day is a very special time for me. I'm usually on tour in May promoting my new book, but I always make it a point to be home on that special Sunday to celebrate with my children and grandchildren and honor the memory of my own mother. This year, I thought about the babies born into this world who may not have all of the advantages that my own children and I enjoyed. I wanted to find a way to help—and knitting for charity has always been one of my passions. I realized that, working together, we could make an extraordinary difference in many children's lives. KNIT1, BLESS2 was created as a focus for the effort. Please choose a project—no matter how small or large—and sign up below. Use a pattern you have on-hand—or check out the websites for the three charities—some patterns are posted there. Recommended items: blankets, preemie caps, sweaters, and bibs. As part of KNIT1, BLESS2, Leisure Arts, which publishes my pattern booklets, is making Knit Along With Debbie Macomber, A Charity Guide For Knitters available from March 1 to May 1, 2010, at LeisureArts.com at a special price of $12.50 ($4.45 off the regular retail price of $16.95. Enter Coupon Code DMACB.) The collection includes patterns and information for a variety of organizations. All of my proceeds from my licensed products, including the Leisure Arts Knit Along series, go to charity.Thank you in advance for being a part of KNIT1, BLESS2 and I hope to see you on tour for my new book!
Thanks to blanketeer Donna Miller for sharing!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
From Carol Babbitt, PL National President
A few weeks ago, Mary and I were contacted by a well known literary agent in New York. I don't think she realized that she would be making a dream of ours come true, but she did! For years, we have planned, dreamed, hoped to write a book about the Project Linus story. Well, this was our invitation to do just that and we couldn't be more excited. Preliminary plans are for a book with stories, beautiful pictures and of course, blanket patterns. If all goes well, this will be just the first of a series. Our first book will be about quilts, but we hope that additional books about knitting, crocheting and other blanket methods will follow.
What we would really like to do is include a lot of patterns from Project Linus volunteers and chapter coordinators. We need your help! If you would like to submit a pattern idea, we would love to hear from you. It could be your pattern idea or a volunteer, but it has to be ORIGINAL, and UNPUBLISHED. It doesn't have to be in a pattern format for now. You can include drawings, pictures, and just a description, or if you already have it in pattern format that is great too. Email to Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your ideas by April 15, 2010, and remember this is just quilting patterns for now. We'll ask for additional pattern ideas for other techniques later. If your pattern is chosen we will contact you to discuss details.