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Make A Blanket Day was once I want to especially thank
again a big success. With just Derrell's Mini Storage for
donating storage space for our
over 500 blankets collected.
blankets and Cruz thru Car Wash
Inside this issue:
That's how many blankets that
was delivered last month! Wow! for providing us with a wonderful Coordinator Corner 1
It was a great day with fundraising opportunity. Please
Cruz Thru Car Wash 2
approximately 250 volunteers support all of the local vendors
coming out to make blankets and that are so good to Project Linus . Calendar 3
pillowcases. We donated the We truly have many in our Birthdays 4
pillowcases to some of the community.
Veterans and the rest will be Michele
shipped overseas. Lacey Gomez
with the Military Family
Assistance was delighted to
Many of you are planning on attending the 2011 Project Linus Institute. Please
receive the pillowcases and said
let me know if you would like to attend. Payment arrangements can be made if
the men and women will love the necessary or you can pay on line. Early Bird Discounts will be given to those
pillowcases. It was great fun making early registrations. We have many fun activities planned for our 2011
making them! Institute including classes, vendor expo, service projects, jamboree, and more.
And it all takes place in the historic Hotel Pere Marquette in downtown Peoria,
I packed up from the MABD and
Illinois. This is something all fans of Project Linus will not want to miss!
flew up to Portland, OR for the
Hope to see you at Institute!
North Western Project Linus
Regional Conference and spent
four days there. My Aunt Mary
lives in Portland so she and I went
and we laughed & cried and had
the best time. I came back on
Monday so I could show you all
the fun things you could do with
the 9 patch on Tuesday at our
monthly meeting. I learned
variations on scrappy quilts and
was greatly inspired and
motivated to get rid of my scraps.
Now all I have to do is clean up
the sewing room so I can get to
the scraps. They used a muslin
backing and sewed the strips to
the muslin blocks, either vertical
or diagonal, and then sewed the
blocks together. I thought that
was really smart. They didn't use
a batting in the middle and with
the backing it was very nice.
– these are the
great values of
life. We can't
prove them, or
yet they are
the most stable
things in our
-- Jesse Herman
WE ALL LOVE TO GET OUR CARS WASHED AND
NOW YOU CAN HELP PROJECT LINUS AT THE
SAME TIME. COME TO OUR NEXT BLANKET DAY
AND PICK UP YOUR DISCOUNT CAR WASH
COUPONS AND PROJECT LINUS WILL RECEIVE
A CHECK FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CRUZ THRU
CAR WASH FOR EVERY COUPON THAT IS
REDEEMED. PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR
FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THIS IS A VERY EASY
WAY TO HELP PROJECT LINUS.
October 2010 Quilt Challenge Theme is
All quilters, knitters and crocheters are welcome to participate.
Your quilts should be at least 36x45.
A charm will be given to all who complete the blanket challenge.
Crochet/Knitted challenge is orange. Afghans should be at least 36x36-
As of September 1, 2010 we have donated 3,468,864
Blanket Drop Off Locations 3
blankets to children in need, and have 396 chapters
across the United States. Please indicate that blankets are for Project Linus on
the bags when you leave them at the drop off
New Chapters for September 2010
Chapters in the following areas will be opened in
September 2010. Please join us in welcoming them
to our Project Linus family! (Subject to last minute
changes or additions after this posting.) Chapter
information will be posted to our website chapter list
soon: Strawberry Patches Ellie Jayes
6439 Ming Ave, Ste C 1608 19th St
Craven County, NC Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield, CA
Clatsop/Tillamook Counties, OR ABC’s of Creative To Quilt N Sew
Apache County, AZ
Pursuits 3510 Allen Road
Washington/Hancock Counties, ME
1412 17th St, Ste E – Bakersfield, CA
San Luis Obispo County, CA
Guernsey/Muskingum Counties, OH
Skamania/Klickatat Counties, OR
Robeson County, NC **FRESNO**
Sandoval County, NM
Cottage Quilts Hope Lutheran
Orleans Parish, LA
Wilkes County, NC
Stafford County, VA 1732 W Bullard Ave 364 E Barstow Ave
Yolo County, CA Fresno, CA 93711 Fresno, CA 93710
Humboldt County, CA 559-447-0599 559-439-4320
Fayette County, IN
Santa Rosa/Escambia Counties, FL
D &J Sewing Center
2700 N Clovis Ave #103 Clovis, CA 93612
2010 Calendar www.djsew.com
Bakersfield Synchrony of Visalia
October 19 1041 N Demaree
December 14 (2nd Tuesday)
Katie writes: I just recently received one of your blankets, from the
316 LDS Church A St 9a – noon Childrens Hospital, in Medical City Dallas. I am 17 years old and I
wanted to thank you for donating the blankets. I know a whole lot of
Mercy Hosp – Truxtun 6p-9p Clerou other kids who enjoy things like this. I wanted to say thank you for all
that you are doing, and that every little nice gesture counts when kids
Room are under that much pressure.
February 26, 2011
Make A Blanket Day-Liberty HS
From Sue: My son and wife just had a trisomy 13 baby girl on June 11, 2010 and
Clovis has been in the Children's Hospital most of her life. I was touching her and reached
down to pull her blanket up when I noticed the Project Linus tag on it. All I can say
is thank you. The blanket it is beautiful and soft. Our little angel's name is Kalani.
October 9, 2010
D & J Sewing Center
My name is Lauren and I am sending this email concerning blanket
2700 N Clovis Ave
donations. Recently at my school, a boy Donnie, passed away in May.
559-225-4927 He was on my team and in a few of my classes. It was a terrible last
few days of school and I remember how traumatized everyone was.
Project Linus gave my team all blankets. I found it comforting when we
I will be at D & J Sewing on Oct 9 from were all going through that hard time. I love my blanket and in fact am
snuggling up with it right now. A group of myself and my friends were
10-1. Please join me & bring a project, wanting to help. I remember how comforting it was when I was in that
drop off blankets or I will try to have a time of sadness and sorrow, so I would love to help give that feeling of
project or two to work on. See you there. comfort and hope to others who are also going through a rough time.
Project Linus News You Can Use
10720 Palm Ave Tips and product reviews
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Simple piecing tips can make a big difference!
email@example.com To prevent seams from catching or flipping while passing over
the feed dogs, pin the seam allowance that faces the needle
and remove it as the needle approaches it. Fine silk pins work
Happy Birthday Lower your ironing board to the height of your sewing table
and place it at a right angle to your sewing area. Simply swivel
in your seat to quickly set seams!
Teresa Adams Keep a roll of 1/4-inch masking tape near your sewing
machine. Tear off a small piece and use it to mark whenever
you want to start exactly 1/4-inch from the end of your pieces.
Sharon Henderson A stiletto in your sewing room can be very helpful. If fabric
pieces try to slide apart while sewing, poke the two pieces with
the stiletto tip and guide them under the presser foot. Use it
for grabbing the bobbin thread loop under the presser foot. It
can also help you ease in fabric under the needle, and can help
you direct seams to prevent them from flipping.
Use small ponytail holders around spools of thread or bobbins
to prevent thread from unraveling.
Thank you to Derrell's Mini Storage
for donating monthly storage space Taken from APQS Daily; June 21, 2010
for our blankets.
Thank you to Quilt N Sew for
sponsoring the Cares 4 Kidz program We’re on the Web!
with Constant Contact. www.projectlinusbakersfield.com
Pattern Ideas and Links
Quiltmaker Magazine offers several online patterns that can be downloaded from their website. The pattern "Softer Flutter" is a
variation of a quilt found in Quiltmaker's Small Quilts Summer '10 issue. It uses a larger version of the block from Butterfl iers and
would make an absolutely beautiful Project Linus quilt. To download the pattern, go to:
There will be a NEW Peanuts show out next spring - first animated
film in 5 years - called "Happiness Is A Warm Blanket,Charlie Brown"!