Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Project Linus Call for BLANKETS for BASTROP (Texas)

Bastrop, Texas, a small community SE of Austin,
is among the latest towns to fall prey to wildfires. 

The Quilt Haus of New Braunfels, together with Project Linus,
has already put out the word for quilts.
This from their most recent newletter,
dated in the wee hours of this very morning:

Project Linus Call for BLANKETS for BASTROP
Our Project Linus chapter is one of the closest to the Bastrop area, where nearly 500 homes have been destroyed by the wildfires, and evacuations are ongoing.

WE NEED BLANKETS to deliver to the shelters!! We'll gladly accept baby/toddler sized blankets, up to lap/throw sizes for the teenagers affected.

Please help! We need:

•donations of finished quilts/blankets (made with a personal touch, of new materials)

•donations of crib size batting (45x60")

•donations of backing fabrics (1-3/4 to 2 yard pieces)

•machine quilters who will volunteer to quilt the many tops we have on hand

•volunteers to bind quilts

•volunteers to wash and label finish quilts

You can also help by spreading the word to all your friends! Thank you in advance for your generosity to those many, many families affected by the Central Texas wildfires.

The Quilt Haus
651 N Business Ih 35 Ste 510
New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 620-1382
Project Linus
Creative Sewlutions @ The Quilt Haus is the proud home of the New Braunfels Area Chapter of Project Linus, a non-profit charitable organization devoted to bringing comfort in the form of handmade blankets to children in need. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 10am. We would love to have you become one of our "blanketeers"; bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies, your rotary cutter and ruler, &/or your donations of fabric, batting, etc. and help us "blanket" the New Braunfels/Seguin/San Marcos Area.

Thanks!! ~karen


TexWisGirl said...

the news reports of the devastation and loss is staggering - and terrifying...

john bord said...

Hope and help is needed so often today. Fires are a total devastation and my prayers go out to those in need and to those who are battling the blazes.

grammie g said...

HI Karen..I can not imagine the thought of being in an area with fire ..that sounds so horrifying to me ...there are so many terrifying destructive things hurricanes, tornados etc, but how does a child every is hard enough for adults.

May God be with them all!!

Cuby said...

The world is full of people who need the help of others who are more fortunate at that time. The fires you talk of sound absolutely dreadful I hope your call for blanketeers is fruitful. Good Luck.

Kay L. Davies said...

"Project Linus" is a perfect name for such an appeal.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Just Ramblin' said...

Thanks for sharing the information. Will be contacting them with backing fabrics. Nola