Chicagoland Project Linus

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Group Events

See Monthly Events Calendar for exact dates

Please bring a blanket project that you are working on and any tools that you will need. At each blanket event, you can participate in our fabric exchange. Bring a 1½ yard piece of child-friendly fleece and exchange it for a prepared piece of fleece. You will be ready to create a Penny blanket. 

Blanket Day
Saturday, every other month
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
1133 Pfingsten, Northbrook, IL
Join the fun at the Gloria Dei Church for a day of blanket making. We usually have 60-80 blanketeers sewing Kids Helping Kids squares, knitting and crocheting beautiful afghans and tying the fringe or crocheting edges on fleece blankets. We process between 600 – 1000 blankets at each meeting. There is usually a table full of fabric and yarn where the price is right – FREE! Of course, please stay as long as your schedule allows. Bring a bag lunch if you want to stay through lunch. Drinks and sweets are always ready to keep you full of energy. Just for fun, we have a table of small door prizes which are given out throughout the day. It is a wonderful day of making new friends, chatting with old friends and learning new techniques. It is 
always fun to see the other blankets that people create. Such talented blanketeers we have! Reservations are a must so call Judi 
at 847-498-3987 or email her at [email protected]. Hope to see you there!
 

TLC Day
2nd Wednesday

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
1133 Pfingsten, Northbrook, IL

Join Karen at the Gloria Dei Church for a morning of processing incoming blankets as well as giving a little tlc to those that might need it.  Pack your bags with any or all of the following... scissors, a rotary cutter with a regular blade, 

a skip stitch blade, crochet hook for untying knots, a needle and white thread, 

and a sewing machine to label blankets.  Our treat table is ‘pot luck’ so feel free 

to test out a favorite recipe on a willing group!

Please RSVP to Karen at [email protected]
 

Sit n' Stitch at Starbucks
3rd Wednesday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1931 Cherry Lane, Northbrook,IL
Join Penny and the gang at Starbucks for a fun night of blanket making. Bring a project to work on and fleece and yarn to exchange. Be part of a community blanket by crocheting a square while you are there. Also take some of the fun home by joining

in on the challenge blanket of the month. Contact Penny with any questions at [email protected] or 847-521-0672.

Sit n' Sew
3rd Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1133 Pfingsten, Northbrook, IL

Join Karen at the Gloria Dei Church for a morning of sewing quilt tops for Linus!  If you’re an accomplished quilter, or even if you haven’t touched a sewing machine since middle school home ec., we’d love to have you join us.  We provide the projects and even the sewing machine if you need one!  If tradition dictates, we will most likely even enjoy lunch together afterwards!  

Please RSVP to Karen at [email protected]


Starbucks North
3rd Wednesday
10:00 AM - Noon
1500 Nations Drive, Gurnee, ILL, 60031
Join Dianna and Roberta for a morning of blanket making, conversation, and great coffee and tea.They will have a yarn and fleece exchange too . If Northbrook is too far south, this is the place for you. Grab your current project and meet at  Starbucks.  It's near Grant (Rte 132) and Dilley's in Gurnee, next to Culvers. Please RSVP to Dianna  at [email protected] or 847-360-8436.

Sit n' Stitch and Culver's Fundraiser
1st Monday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
450 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL
Join Gale at Culver's, our new location for a fun evening of yummy food and Project Linus friends. Culver's is located just north of Lake Cook Rd on McHenry Rd also known as Rte 83.  Come in and enjoy wonderful food and don't forget the custard flavor of the day. Have you tried them all? You must say that you are supporting Project Linus when you place your order.  Don't have time to stay? That's OK, we benefit from drive-through sales as well. Bring your friends, family, neighbors and well everyone you can, the more the merrier and the more money Project Linus will earn. Bring a knit or crochet project and stay as this is also a Sit n' Stitch event, including a fleece exchange. Kids will also be busy as they color Kids Helping Kids squares. Contact Gale with any questions at 847-808-9636.
 
Sit n' Stitch at IHOP
4th Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
51 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL (Jewel Mall)
Join Gale and the Project Linus gang for a fun morning of knitting and crocheting at IHOP. Bring your current blanket project to work on. You can also bring in 1½ yards of fleece and exchange it for fleece that has been prepared and is ready to crochet. Have breakfast or stay for lunch. Contact Gale with any questions at 847-808-9636.

Appreciation Tea

In August, Judi and Penny invite our blanketeers to our Appreciation Tea at the Gloria Dei Church. It is a day dedicated to showing our heartfelt appreciation for our blanketeers who so willingly give of their talent and their time to the children who receive Project Linus blankets. There are so many activities during the day. We have a blanket challenge where blanketeers submit blankets which are made according to the theme of the event. We have a whole room full of fabulous door prizes that blanketeers can win with the tickets they receive. There is always a visit from Linus himself and a video of the past year's events. The most important part of the day is when the representatives from the hospitals and agencies where we donate blankets tell us stories of how much our blankets mean to their patients or clients. Needless to say, there isn't a dry eye in the room!  Reservations are required and will start to be taken in July. Call Judi at 847-498-3987 or email her at [email protected].

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