For Project Linus: Sally has requested larger blankets for older kids, tweens, teen-agers - we talked about those sizes at the meeting. I deleted her message from last week, but I know that she DID NOT want long, skinny blankets (what I am picturing as the ones we are doing for nursing homes) and she didn't want anything smaller than 25 x 25. I would say do not make anything smaller than 30 x 30. I believe that the ones smaller than that are for the preemies and should not be made out of fleece. So for our requirements I would say - nothing smaller than 30 x 30. On the larger ones, you will just have to use your judgment. You certainly don't need to make them 2 yards like some of the material donated. I think about a yard and a half makes a square one. You can make it a little shorter than that if you want to. Most of the material is about 50-60 inches wide before cutting off the selvage. They do not have to be perfect. We do want them to look very nice because they are representing our group and Project Linus. They will return what is not done correctly, and I would like to avoid that. Tomorrow I will send out instructions about how we decided the blankets need to be turned in for Project Linus during the year. Please ask if you have any questions.
For Nursing Home information, I am going to copy her posting directly off of the Quilter's Emporium website. These can be turned in to Tanya or me each month at our meeting. Tanya takes a quilting class there once a month and I'm sure she would be happy to deliver the blankets throughout the year. This would eliminate any of us having to store these blankets at our homes for the entire year. I haven't had a chance to talk to Tanya about this yet, but I am thinking that it will be OK :o)
The blankets do not have to be this exact size. It is an approximate size that they want to use for lap blankets. I'm sure they would love to have other things on the list also.
Men- Small clock radio with large numerals, new cotton handkerchiefs, US flag lapel pins, small manicure kits, new socks, tubes of hand cream or lotion, lightly scented cologne or after shave, tie, magnifying glass, large text books, book of crossword puzzles or word searches, lap blanket/quilt to throw over their legs while in their wheelchairs (approximately 36" x 50"), picture frame, baseball-type cap, battery operated wall clock, night light, simple craft project, wheel chair pocket bags
Women- Small clock radio with large numerals, new cotton handkerchiefs, small packs of tissues, brush and/or comb, US flag or angel pin, small manicure kits, tubes of lightly scented hand cream and/or soaps, socks with non-skid rubber dots, large text books, silky-type scarf, lap blanket/quilt to throw over their legs while in their wheelchairs (approximately 36" x 50"), nice shower cap, picture frame, doily, hair accessories (barrettes, covered hair bands, etc), battery operated wall clock, night light, Red Hat items, simple craft project, wheel chair pocket bags