June 19, 2011

Have Any Fleece?

Many times the only way to support the worthy causes I share with you is through financial donations. But today I have an opportunity for those of you that are crafty. . .

My SIL is partnering with her friend Christie to make blankets for some of the little ones affected by the devastation in Joplin, Missouri. They will be shipping them directly to James River Assembly of God and from there the blankets will be hand delivered to families who need them.

Because they wanted as many people as possible to participate, they are making no sew, fleece blankets.

Fleece usually runs about $9.99/yard but you can frequently find it on sale or use a coupon to get it cheaper at Joanns or Hobby Lobby. You will need two yards of fleece – usually a print and a coordinating solid. If you have never made a blanket like this, here are a couple of tutorials you can use.

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If you live in the Waco area, you are invited to Jenni's house for a craft night – so sad that I won’t be able to attend, but I can promise you it will be fun. If you are interested in participating, please contact her at carlisleclanconversation{at}hotmail{dot}com in order to get directions and give her a headcount.

Craft Night – Waco, Texas
Monday, June 20th at 6pm

Please bring two yards of material and a pair of scissors. Jenni and Christie will be glad to walk you through the process of making the blanket. They would also request that you provide $4 to cover the shipping for your blanket.

If you can’t make it to Waco, but would like to contribute, you can do one of two things. You can make your own blanket and they will provide you with the address to mail it to. Or you can donate funds to provide the material and the shipping and they will make sure it gets made and sent to the families in Joplin. Either way, please contact Jenni at carlisleclanconversation{at}hotmail{dot}com to get more information. However, in order to coordinate these blankets to make sure they arrive at the same time, please make your contributions prior to June 30th.

And if you are a primo crafter/quilter and you would like to contribute blankets made out of some other type of fabric, feel free. We just want to be a blessing to these people who are going through such a tough time.