d 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. 2 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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