Project Linus of Yolo County meets May 9

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By JAN NAGUWA/Project Linus of Yolo County

Do you enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing? Join Project Linus to make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. The next gathering takes place on Wednesday, May 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 646 A Street in Davis, to share ideas, patterns and lots of good conversation. All are welcome to attend the meeting and help sew Linus labels on handmade blankets that will be given to Yolo County organizations that serve children in need.

Project Linus members may take home donated fabrics and yarn each month to complete a blanket. Finished blankets can be brought to the next monthly gathering.

The first Jelly Roll Race held at the Davis Senior Center on Tuesday, April 17, was a huge success. The Flying Needles Quilting Guild and Project Linus of Yolo County co-sponsored the race.

Ten teams of two people each finished a quilt top which will be made into 10 quilts for children in the non-profit groups that are supported by Project Linus of Yolo County.

Thanks to the generous donation of Adena Schwerdtfeger, owner of Cloth Carousel in Winters, and to Louise Wathen and John Chase, a wonderful supply of door prizes were given out to all participants of the sewing event.

Everyone had a great time. More races will be scheduled in the future.  For more information regarding future Jelly Roll Races, email Louise Walthen at whatamama2002@yahoo.com

For more information regarding the Flying Needles Quilting Guild, email flyingneedlesyoloco@gmail.com.

For general information, drop-off location questions, or fabric and yarn donations, contact Diane McGee at dmmyolo@gmail.com or 753-3436, or visit our facebook page at Project Linus of Yolo County.

 

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