Make-A-Blanket day is scheduled for July 13

The Maryland Mid-Shore chapter of Project Linus has scheduled a Make-a-Blanket day for Saturday, July 13, at the Kent Island Library.

STEVENSVILLE — The Maryland Mid-Shore chapter of Project Linus engages volunteers to make handmade blankets for children in need in the Queen Anne, Kent, Talbot and Caroline counties. A Make-a-Blanket day is scheduled for from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Kent Island Library.

For this event, the group will demonstrate how to make fleece tie blankets, rag quilts and loopy yarn blankets. Knitters and crocheters are welcome, too, said Kimberly Couch, chapter coordinator.

“Blanketeers” are asked to bring sewing scissors.

Fun for all ages, but children must be supervised. Light refreshments will be served. Certificates will be provided for hours for service learning.

Started in Queen Anne’s by Gregory Couch in 2016, the mission of Project Linus is twofold:vprovide 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”; and provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

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