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        October 2010                      w w w .pro je c t lin us ba ke r sfi el d. o rg          66 1- 5 89- 1 85 4
                                              Email: Quilts4kidz@sbcglobal.net

    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.
                                                                                            Tips                        4
    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.
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                           Beauty, truth,
                           friendship,
                           love, creation
                           – these are the
                           great values of
                           life. We can't
                           prove them, or
                           explain them,
                           yet they are
                           the most stable
                           things in our
                           lives.
                           -- Jesse Herman
                           Holmes




    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
                                  ~Music~
     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
                                                                                      locations.
Chapters in the following areas will be opened in

                                                                               ***Bakersfield***
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
         Fairbanks, AK
         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
                                                                           Haberfelde Gallery
         Skamania/Klickatat Counties, OR
                                                                           Bakersfield, CA
         Robeson County, NC                                                               **FRESNO**
         Sandoval County, NM
                                                                Cottage Quilts                                     Hope Lutheran
         Orleans Parish, LA
         Wilkes County, NC
                                                                Church
         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
                                                                                            **CLOVIS**
         Queens/Brooklyn, NY
                                                                                         D &J Sewing Center
                                                                          2700 N Clovis Ave #103 Clovis, CA 93612
                                                                                       559-225-4927
         2010 Calendar                                                                www.djsew.com
                                                                                              **Visalia**
Bakersfield                                                                              Synchrony of Visalia
October 19                                                                                  1041 N Demaree
                                                                                              Visalia, CA
November 16
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!
  Phone: 661-589-1854
           E-mail:
 quilts4kidz@sbcglobal.net                                                       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
                                                                                  well.
 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:

        http://www.quiltmaker.com/articles/Softer_Flutter




                 There will be a NEW Peanuts show out next spring - first animated
              film in 5 years - called "Happiness Is A Warm Blanket,Charlie Brown"!

				
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