September 2014 Newsletter



     Hello blanketeers!  Post-summer greetings to you all – hope you had a great one. Thanks for your blanket making and participation in so many ways during those warm months!  Our support of local children in need was there thanks to your generosity.

Just a quick note to say lots is going on (as usual) as we move into Fall and I wanted to bring you up to date.  I'll touch on just a few topics here, with more details to follow.


       1.   Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 23rd at 7pm at the home of Mary Kelly (1366 Milton Way San Jose). All are welcome - come meet other blanketeers, turn in finished blankets (if you have any), share blanket making ideas and find out what's been going and what's coming up for Project Linus! 

       2.   We've had many invitations arrive recently asking us to participate at local community service fairs and events.  We are in NEED of some VOLUNTEERS who can represent us, to share Project Linus with potential blanketeers, get potential blanketeers to sign up for more information, pass out our brochures and info cards and show some of our blankets and maybe demo a fleece blanket technique. (We'll provide everything you need.) Many of the events are covered at this point (Deb Bragen is doing 3 of them for us), but there still some that need help with.

Please contact me ASAP ( or 408-252-1858) if you can help:

·Saturday September 20 – LDS (Comanche Dr. San Jose) Fall Fair 4-7pm

·Saturday Sept. 27 - Key Club International annual conference in Pescadero. Students from all over Nor Cal will be there. We’ve supported this in the past. (Your presentation will be scheduled between 2pm-5pm TBC with the organizers)

·Sunday Oct. 19 - Los Gatos Methodist Church Service Day – 10am-Noon they plan a ‘Make a Blanket Day’ event (1 or 2 people needed – ask a friend to join you)


       3.  I want to thank Linda Boring for her service to the chapter as our “Yarn Maven”. She organized our yarn donations and brought yarn to the meetings for us, and filled special requests when we could.  In addition, she matched yarn to fleece for skip-stitching when we had fleece available for such. With regrets, Linda is stepping down from this role at this time and active participation in the chapter. We wish her the very best and hope she will be able to join us again in the not too distant future.  In the meantime, WE NEED SOMEONE to fill this role for our chapter. If you would be willing to help out as our “Yarn Maven” (temporarily or permanently) please contact me. Please consider helping out in this very important position. or 408-252-1858)


     4. Lion Brand Yarns is featuring Project Linus this month!  Check out their fun ‘Rosie the Riveter’-style ad:


More news to follow - Hope to see you at the meeting – and thanks for being a Blanketeer!


Sharon Lee (Chapter Coordinator – South Bay / San Jose, CA)