Chicagoland Project Linus

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Chapter 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 many blanket events, 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 Hope to see you there!

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, 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

Sit n' Stitch at Starbucks
3rd Wednesday
6:30 PM - 8:30 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 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

Gurnee Sit n' Stitch
1st and 3rd Wednesday
10:00 AM - Noon
McDonald's, 6380 Grand Ave (Rt. 132) , Gurnee, ILL, 60031
Enjoy a fun morning of blanket making and conversation. They will have a yarn and fleece exchange on the 3rd Wednesday . If Northbrook is too far south, this is the place for you. Grab your current project and meet at  McDonald's in front of Gurnee Mills .

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 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.

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser & Sit n' Stitch

4th Monday of every month

11:15 AM - 1:30 PM

20502 N. Rand Road, Deer Park, IL

Join hostess Maryann Stubitsch for this tasty day of great food and fun times with fellow Blanketeers. Bring a blanket project to work on and blankets you have finished. This group loves show and tell and sharing patterns and ideas. This is also a fundraiser event so stay for lunch. Bring your family and friends to help support Project Linus.

Questions? Contact Maryann at 847-224-1561 or

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

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