The Canoe City Quilters will be holding a Project Linus Blanket Day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Old Town Knights of Columbus Hall.

Project Linus is a nationwide non-profit organization that provides blankets to children in need. Its mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, tramautized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and Afghans created by “blanketeers.” Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters,social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.

Blanket Day is open to the public. Project Linus accepts homemade quilts, afghans, and the popular “no fleece” throws. To participate, please bring a sewing machine, power strip and sewing supplies Fabric and batting will be available, but donations are always welcome. Monetary gifts to Prpject Linus, as well as donations of new cotton or flannel fabric, fleece, (1 and ¾ to 2 yards), yarn, batting or other supplies will be accepted. There also will be a drop box for any blankets previously made.

If you do not sew or quilt, you can still participate. Organizers will be on hand to guide volunteers, Come and be part of this worthwhile project; stay for a couple hours or bring your lunch and stay all day.

For more information contact Jean Hill, Penobscot County Coordinator, at 269-3677 or [email protected], or Kathy Ouelette at 852-7342. To learn more about Project Linus visitwww.projectlinus.org.


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