Needlework Club donates Blankets to Project Linus

Posted On 04 Mar 2017
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Members of the Mamakating Library Needlework Club donated their time and the materials to create eleven beautiful children’s blankets for Project Linus. Each blanket was created with two layers of polar fleece in colorful patterns selected especially for children. The edges were cut and tied, as can be seen below.

The mission of Project Linus is “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.'”

The following members of the Needlework Club became “blanketeers” for Project Linus:

Georgette Larner, Janet Morse, Alma Buckley, Nancy Harder, Lisa King, Pat Blanco, Kitty Mitchell, Marcia Allen and Mary-Lee Westbrook

The Mamakating Library Needlework Club meets every Saturday from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. in the library’s community room. All are welcome.

For more information about Project Linus, go to


Librarian Peggy Johansen and Needlework Club Leader Mary-Lee Westbrook present handmade children’s blankets to Julia Sullivan of the Orange County Chapter of Project Linus. The blankets will be donated to children in the local area.