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.
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
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
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]
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.
Appreciation Luncheon (formerly "The Tea")
Every September, Judi and Penny invite our blanketeers to our Appreciation Luncheon 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 at the Luncheon. We have a blanket challenge where blanketeers submit blankets which are made according to the theme of the Luncheon. We have a whole room
full of fabulous door prizes that blanketeers can win with the tickets they receive. There is always a handmade favor to take home after having a delicious lunch and watching 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! Space is limited so reservations are required and will start to be taken in July. Call Judi at 847-498-3987 or email her at [email protected].