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Published: Wednesday, 2/20/2008

VOLUNTEERS BLANKET A WORKSPACE WITH QUILTS FOR A GOOD CAUSE

A number of volunteers spent time Saturday as part of a national effort to bring warmth and security to children. It was Make a Blanket Day for Project Linus. Members of the Toledo/Lucas County Chapter convened at Charlie's Pizza in Saxon Square to make upward of 40 blankets for the cause. Tammy Hochradel, seated, of Toledo and Germaine Kirk of Sylvania Township lay out strips on a quilt.








Carol Fleitz of Lambertville pins strips as Shirley Binns of Toledo watches.





nbrw linus21p     2/16/2008         The Blade/Herral Long    Carolyn McIntosh of toledo irons quilt  Please get fotos during Make a Blanket Day for Project Linus, Toledo/Lucas County Chapter, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Charlie's Pizza in Saxon Square. Want fotos of people making the blankets that will be given to the Lucas County Children's Services for distribution to foster children. Some people will be sewing blankets, others will be doing their work without the aid of machines. Sponsors are donating machines, scissors, space, money, etc., for blankets. About 40 were made during Blanket Day last year, and the chapter hopes to make more this year. nbrw linus21p 2/16/2008 The Blade/Herral Long Carolyn McIntosh of toledo irons quilt Please get fotos during Make a Blanket Day for Project Linus, Toledo/Lucas County Chapter, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Charlie's Pizza in Saxon Square. Want fotos of people making the blankets that will be given to the Lucas County Children's Services for distribution to foster children. Some people will be sewing blankets, others will be doing their work without the aid of machines. Sponsors are donating machines, scissors, space, money, etc., for blankets. About 40 were made during Blanket Day last year, and the chapter hopes to make more this year.
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Carolyn McIntosh of Toledo neatly presses a quilt.












Marlene Hittler of Sylvania stitches some pieces together.






nbrw linus21p     2/16/2008         The Blade/Herral Long    NANCY FOWLER OF SYLVANIA  with pinned quilt  Please get fotos during Make a Blanket Day for Project Linus, Toledo/Lucas County Chapter, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Charlie's Pizza in Saxon Square. Want fotos of people making the blankets that will be given to the Lucas County Children's Services for distribution to foster children. Some people will be sewing blankets, others will be doing their work without the aid of machines. Sponsors are donating machines, scissors, space, money, etc., for blankets. About 40 were made during Blanket Day last year, and the chapter hopes to make more this year. nbrw linus21p 2/16/2008 The Blade/Herral Long NANCY FOWLER OF SYLVANIA with pinned quilt Please get fotos during Make a Blanket Day for Project Linus, Toledo/Lucas County Chapter, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Charlie's Pizza in Saxon Square. Want fotos of people making the blankets that will be given to the Lucas County Children's Services for distribution to foster children. Some people will be sewing blankets, others will be doing their work without the aid of machines. Sponsors are donating machines, scissors, space, money, etc., for blankets. About 40 were made during Blanket Day last year, and the chapter hopes to make more this year.
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Nancy Fowler of Sylvania makes a final adjustment to a nearly finished product. The mission of Project Linus, with national headquarters in Bloomington, Ill., is to provide a sense of security, and comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatized. Locally, the handmade blankets and quilts will be given to foster children.







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