Monday, September 5, 2011

Travelling to PA? Check This Out

Obie's County Store, Goodville, PA - Ida & I returned from Lancaster. Couldn't believe there could be another place like the Treadle - this is a country store floor to ceiling of fabric stacked --- tons of handquilted quilts, tree skirts, potholders, pincustions (she sells thesewholesale to vendors for shows). Great prices if you could pull it outbut just like the Treadle she knew where each type of fabric was. What an experience!
Julia Sullivan
Chapter Coordinator, Orange Co NY & Pike Co PA

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cats and Dogs Fabric

I have a limited number of kits with the "cats and dogs" fabric from this year's "challenge quilt" at the PL conference in July 2011. If you'd like a package of this fabric in order to make a quilt to donate to Project Linus of East TN, please send me an email with your mailing address at Limited quanities so first come, first served.

Thackston School Summer Camp 2011

Students at Thackston School Summer Camp having been busy making Project Linus blankets this summer!

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Fall 2011 Meeting - MORE DETAILS

Project Linus of East TN Fall Meeting
October 22, 2011 10 AM – 1 PM (including lunch)
Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
(please park and enter building to the left of the church as you enter from Kingston Pike)

Our fall meeting has been revamped to include lots of activities such as demonstrations of blanket making techniques in which you can participate in making blankets and lunch will be provided. Old activities including information sharing about Project Linus, sewing on blanket labels and time for visiting with friends will also be included. IF POSSIBLE, please RSVP by October 18 to Deb Miller at or 865 719-2862.
More details in the October Newsletter.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

HOLD THE DATE October 22, 2011

The Fall Meeting is tentatively planned for October 22nd. Please hold the date!

Project Linus Conference 2011

We had a great time at conference and learned soooooo much. I'm posting lots of pics. Hope you enjoy.

For those of you that like Dianna Mraz' "dog face" quilt, the pattern is available at: (scroll about 1/3rd of the way down).

If you attended, I encourage you to leave a comment about your experience at conference!!! If you enjoy the pictures, let me know that, too.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Threads of Time Creative Sewing and Retreat Center

While traveling to the Project Linus Institute 2011, we discovered this great quilt shop and retreat. It's an old nursing home and sleeps 36 in rooms of 2 and 3. There is lots of room for quilt, scrapbooking, etc. It's in Danville, IL.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

PL Blankets for the Japan Relief Effort

Project Linus will be providing blankets for Japanese children as well as US families being evacuated to US Military bases. Blankets will be shipped via the US Military and an organization called Soldiers Angels. They will be distributed by US Military personnel. I am very familiar with Soldiers Angels – they are wonderful!!!! Here is their website: Project Linus of East TN has committed 30 blankets so far. They will be shipped in the next week or so. If you want to send additional blankets, you can mark them “for Japan” when you make the donation through regular PL drop off locations. We are also looking for donations to help cover the cost of shipping blankets. Donations can be sent to Deb Miller. Checks should be made out to Project Linus with “Japan” in the memo section at the bottom.