Project Linus Charlotte, NC

Meeting  Place and Time:

The meeting for Tuesday, December 12, 2017, will be at the Mint Hill Library, Community Room, located near the intersection of Highway 51 and Lawyers Road intersection. The hours are 4:00 pm till 5:45 p.m., at which time we will adjourn to a restaurant for our Holiday Meal and celebration.  Please bring the tickets and money you have collected for the quilt raffle at this time, so we can draw the lucky name to win the quilt.  You do not have to be present to win.  If you are a regular member, please call or email Mary Crew at Crewsquarters@aol.com or 704-545-3868 to RSVP so we can get an accurate head count for the dinner.  I'll add the name and address of the restaurant when the reservations are made.

This celebration is usually for our current members, especially those who are actively involved, so if you are coming for the first time, please understand we don't want to leave you out, but we may not have a reservation or gift for you.  

We are very casual and have a good time while working on our blankets.  You don't have to be "on time" or stay the whole time, so come when you can and leave when you wish.  We will be looking for you. 

We don't give sewing lessons at our meetings, but we do some teaching at Quilt Club. If you wish to learn to quilt or improve your skills, as well as make quilts for Project Linus, please join us on the first Friday of each month, in Locust, NC, at the West Stanly Senior Center located at Town Center next to the Ace Hardware store.  We meet at 10:00 am, led by the capable hands of Judy Lynch and Nancy Wells, and usually finish up around 3 PM. Bring your sewing machine, thread, scissors, and a bag lunch. We also have a couple of machines there which have been donated, in case you don't have one.  We  have fun and make some awesome quilts.  Contact us for more info on this. 

Contact Information:

Crewsquarters@aol.com  

National Website :

www.ProjectLinus.org

Project Linus, providing security through blankets

Welcome to our website. Let us share our terrific organization with you. We make, collect, and distribute hand made blankets to children from birth to 18 years of age, who are seriously ill, in crisis, or who have experienced trauma.  Please feel free to join our meetings on any second Tuesday of the month, from 4-8 pm at Mint Hill public library. We meet and tend to our blankets as well as share ideas, skills, information and have fun.

 Contact Crewsquarters@aol.com for any information or questions.

  If you are scheduling a group Make a Blanket Session, please contact us and we will be most happy to come to your event, bring supplies needed, and teach your group the proper technique for making better fleece blankets for our area.   We have found that children under 5th grade age do not have the skills to make blankets without extreme supervision, so take this into consideration when thinking of this as a mission/service project. The national Project Linus organization requires that the blankets we distribute be made to certain standards. If they don't meet those requirements, we cannot deliver them to the children without substantial remaking on our part. Please try to make fleece blankets as neat and well done as possible so we don't have to remake them.  It takes much more time and is hard on our arms and hands to remake poorly made blankets.

At this time, we are into November with planned Make-a-Blanket sessions, so schedule accordingly. If you are in another county, we need least a month's notice if you want to schedule a session, so have extra time to plan travel and find locations. Please go to the page titled "No Sew Blanket (Session)" to find our information needs and please email us your answers to them, so we can help you with your session.  

We hope you will help us provide comfort and security to children in some type of special need by making blankets or contributing to our efforts.  Some of the agencies we distribute our blankets through are: Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte, CMC Levine, Presbyterian Novant Hospitals, Blume Children's Cancer Treatment Center, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Thompson Childrens Center, Salvation Army Homeless Shelter and others. If your organization deals with children in crisis, and you'd like to receive some of our blankets for them, please contact us.

 We like to receive donations of hand made blankets, cloth, yarn, sewing supplies, money, and help with making blankets from donated materials, although at this time we are overwhelmed with cloth donations.