Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Project Linus Institute 2011

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

Fall Meeting 2010: October 30th

Our Fall Meeting is SET for Saturday, October 30th. The meeting will be at the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church at 6900 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN. This is where we’ve had it the last couple of times. As you come in to the parking lot, go around to the left of the Church and park near the big glass door entrance. Please do not park in the front of the Church since their Pumpkin Festival will be going on. The meeting will be from 10 AM – Noon. We will have a guest speaker – Shannon McCloud from one of our recipient organizations – A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee. If you want, come prepared with needle and thimble to help sew on labels. I hope to see you there. Call me if you get lost or have questions. 865 719-2862.

The Power of a Blanket

Enjoy: http://www.parentdish.com/2010/08/06/the-magic-quilt/?ncid=webmail

New Drop-off Location in Sevierville

304 Apple Valley Rd
Sevierville, Tn 37862

Drop off: Mon.- Fri. 2:30 pm until 6:30 pm.

Thanks to Ivy Akin and the Tin Roof Cafe for your support.

Jo-Ann's Craft for a Cause

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® is pleased to offer an exciting contest for crafters called "Craft for a Cause," where you could win a $1,500 Jo-Ann gift card! Here is how it works:• Purchase materials from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores• Make a blanket for Project Linus• Submit necessary entry information to Jo-AnnAs part of this fabulous contest your blanket made for the contest and donated to Project Linus gives us an entry in their favorite charity contest. The top three charities receiving the most donated items then become finalists. At that point crafters go to Jo-Ann's website to cast their vote. The top charity receiving the most votes wins $50,000.The crafting contest is going on now and ends October 30, 2010. Charity voting ends on December 4, 2010.For more details, including online entry and contest rules, refer to the Jo-Ann "Craft for a Cause" web page. http://mail.google.com/a/projectlinuseasttn.org/?tab=3m#inbox/12ac450170512f47