Volunteer Meeting Schedule|
The North group usually meets on the second Saturday of each month, and will do so in April, on the 17th, beginning at 10AM as usual but in May they are meeting on the first Saturday, May 5, 2018. The South group will not meet on April 21, 2018 to work on blankets but rather to have their annual fundraiser, a ‘Workday Retreat’. For $15 lunch is provided and attendees may work on any project they wish—not necessarily related to Project Linus. Contact Brenda Kilburn for information and to register.
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 need all sizes of blankets after we have had many more blanket requests in late 2017 and early 2018. For an easy large blanket, one layer fleece blankets of 1½ 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.
South group leader:
North group leader:
Bastrop group leader:
Jan EverettHandy Links
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)
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.