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Volunteer Meeting Schedule
The North group routinely meets on the second Saturday of each month, and will next meet in July, on the 14th, beginning at 10AM. The South group will meet on June 16th at the Manachaca Baptist Church, as usual.

We are happy to give blankets if you know of a need. Contact the Chapter Coordinator Brenda

Where we meet in Central Texas (all chapters listed).

Even if you don't want to attend meetings, you can donate blankies! Check out our list of places you can drop off blankets.

We most need large blankets. For an easy large blanket, one layer fleece blankets of 1˝ to 2 yards of fleece finished at the edges are quick & easy (Here's how! downloadable Adobe PDF guidelines). Since these usually go to older kids, please choose age-appropriate prints and colors. And, since this is Texas, after all, we prefer single layer blankets without knotted fringe.

Area Leaders

Chapter Coordinator:
Brenda Kilburn
South group leader:
Jean Bishop
North group leader:
Shawn Yeatman
Bastrop group leader:
Helen Taylor
Chapter communications:
Jan Everett

Handy Links

Project Linus National Site

Finish a Fleece Blanket

Ravelry

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Free Patterns

Here are a few websites that have patterns. Try a few out and share your works of art with children in crisis. The possibilities are endless. We put links to patterns in our monthly newsletters, so if you'd like to be on our mailing list sign-up here. This mail service is sponsored (for free—thanks MailChimp!) by MailChimp and complies with anti-spam regulations rigorously. You can unsubscibe any time right from the newsletter.

Most knitters and crocheters are familiar with Ravelry, but if you're not, check it out. It has thousands of free knitting and crochet pattern links and powerful search features. And membership is free.

Fleece Blanket Ideas

The best website we've found is a Project Linus chapter in Idaho's compendium of ideas for finishing off fleece blankets. (http://www.linusidaho.org/finishafleeceblanket.htm)

Crochet

Knitting

If you're into quick-and-easy (aren't we all?), knitting or crocheting squares and joining them makes wonderful blankies. And it's a nifty way to learn patterns and practice your skills. There are thousands of patterns for squares on the web too. One terrific site is Dishcloth Boutique. They have both knitting and crochet patterns. Prepare to become addicted ;-D .

Please remember, Project Linus needs machine-washable and -dryable fibers for our childrens' blankets.


 
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