Friday, December 7, 2007

Volunteer Opportunities:


Join our Blankets 4 Kids Blanket Bees. We will have kits available to sew; otherwise there is always plenty of handwork to layer and tie quilts, or cutting and pressing to be done. Quilt kits and SOME other supplies will be provided. Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies. Also, crochet or knit a blanket (see guidelines/patterns ProjectLinus.org).

St. James Work Days:

January 3, Thursday 12p – 10pm (5+ hours) ~ please RSVP

* Mondays after school: 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/24, 3/31 (3hr ea).

* The Meeting ?dates? will be posted – RSVP confirmation to obtain location, etc. The Mondays not listed there is no school, we may meet for a workday, location to be determined.

WORKDAY NOTE: NO food/drinks allowed in immediate sewing area, covered water bottles are preferred; Snacks to share are appreciated – Please confine to the ‘snack” area ~ thanks!

  • Idea: Denim Drive
  • RE: NO SEW fleece blankets – Note: please do NOT double layer
  • Donations: blanket making supplies: NEW100% cotton fabric, batting, or non- wool yarn (PEARL COTTON). GIFT CARDS WELCOME.

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES:

  • Scissors or thread snips
  • Seam ripper
  • Straight pins and pin cushion
  • Thread
  • Sewing needles
  • Optional: Rotary cutter, ruler and Mat
  • Cutting mats and rulers are available in the workshop on a share basis. If you have your own--please bring them.
  • A sewing machine with a walking foot if possible.
Blanket Checklist: Are Blankets Ready to Turn In?
Make a blanket. Donate it. All blankets should be handmade and washable:
  • No pins left in blankets. Please double check.
  • No thread tails or runs of thread between stitching lines. Cut off that extra sewing thread so it doesn't get wrapped around a toe or finger.
  • All seams securely stitched. If quilt is bound, the binding catches all edges and covers all raw edges and quilt batting.
  • Tied blankets - tied with bedspread weight crochet thread (PEARL COTTON) or embroidery floss. Do not tie with yarn.
  • All new blanket materials, machine washable and machine dryable.
  • No pet hair, cigarette smoke or other contaminants in or on the blankets.
  • Include your name and contact info with your blankets. Project Linus needs Volunteer info for recordkeeping and will keep your information confidential.

Additional opportunities ~ WORK DATES AND LOCATIONS:

February 16, 2008 ~ Time: To Be Announced,
Project Linus Kc Chapter Make a Blanket Day

Location: CRITTENTON HOSPITAL
Interested? We will arrange carpooling.
RSVP to toni by Feb. 10 via email ~ Quiltnbookmom@hotmail.com

Directions to CRITTENTON HOSPITAL:

Take 470 Hwy to Raytown Rd. exit. If coming from the west you will turn right; if you are coming from the east, turn left onto Raytown Rd. You will take Raytown Rd south 1 mile. Turn right at the first stop light, then turn right at the first street and then left again immediately. This is the entrance to the hospital that sits off the road a little and is up at the top of the hill. Turn left and go to the top of the hill. We will have signs to guide you. The address of the hospital is 10918 Elm Ave., Kansas City, MO.

More Volunteer Opportunity information on Project Linus.org/Kc chapter

STARLIGHT QUILTERS QUILD:
http://www.geocities.com/starlightquilters/

Meetings: Fourth Tuesday
6:30-9:00 P.M.

Countryside Christian Church,
6101
Nall, Mission, KS
(Renee at 913-262-0908)

January 22, 2008

Sonie Ruffin
Sharing With The World

A Trunk Show & More

(See the Starlight Calendar online)

HARPER'S FABRIC & QUILT CO.
~ Where we will drop off our quilts =0)
7918 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66204

First Tuesday of every month,
But may vary;
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Limited space, please RSVP:
(913)648-2739

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