The third Saturday in February, annually, is Project Linus “National Make a Blanket Day”!
Project Linus is Big Red Quilters Guild’s newest charity partner–and we learned that National Make a Blanket Day (MABD) is a “thing”. Project Linus began MABD in 1999 with the need for blankets from the Denver area following events at Columbine High School. In the years since, Project Linus uses the third Saturday in February to increase awareness of their mission. Project Linus feels that MABD generates 75,000 – 100,000 blankets each year! For more information about the National MABD, visit the page on the Project Linus website, https://www.projectlinus.org/mabd/
- If you picked up materials at Sew-In, MABD may be your chance to work on your project!
- If you have a charity quilt in progress, MABD may give you a completion date!
- If neither of the above pertains, MABD may be just the nudge you need to start a project for Project Linus!
- Consider it a chance to practice Stash Management!
About making a quilt:
- The Guild will be working with Project Linus to bring quilts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18 years. All types of blankets are welcome: quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crochet or knitted afghans and receiving blankets.
- For Children: 36” x 36” to 40” x 40″
- For Teens: 40” x 60” and 60” x 70”
- We learned quilts for boys are especially welcome since many quilts are more girly.
Help BRQG to help Project Linus! We hope to see your projects or hear about them an upcoming meeting!