>An Invitation to all Blanketeers who Quilt, Knit, and Crochet!


WHAT: Project Linus National Blanket Day 2012 (MABD)

WHEN: Saturday, February 18th

WHAT TIME: 10am to 3pm

WHERE: The River Bend Town Hall located at 45 Shoreline Drive; New Bern, NC 28562.

CATERING: Coffee and muffins provided by Sea Glass Café and Bakery

WHAT TO DO: Drop off your home made blankets or bring a project, stay and stitch a while. I have requested a fleece donation from Joanne Fabrics in Greenville, but don’t know if that will be granted or granted in time for MABD, so please bring a pair of scissors just in case.

Project Linus is a national, non-profit organization that provides blankets of all shapes and sizes to ill or traumatized children from new born to 18 years of age.

It has a two-fold mission:
First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “Blanketeers”.

Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children: www.projectlinus.org.

Submitted by and contact person: Karen, local coordinator for Craven County Chapter of Project Linus, 252-626-9710, email

About New Bern Now
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