It happens only one day each year and the time is fast approaching for the 21st Annual Project
Linus National “Make A Blanket Day” where local residents can provide comfort through new,
handmade security blankets to seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need children aged 0 to
Conni Douvier, North Central Missouri Chapter Coordinator for Project Linus, and other local
volunteers will be making and collecting new, handmade quilts, fleece, knit and crochet blankets
at the Kirksville Moose Lodge, 2405 E. Illinois Street, in Kirksville. The public is invited to
attend the Sew-In event on Saturday, February 15th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Participants
may bring a completed blanket, or bring their own sewing machine and complete one of the
pre-cut kits available during the Sew-In event. No sewing experience is needed to join the fun!
Community involvement is so vital to this event. Project Linus will also be accepting donations
of 100% cotton fabric, low loft batting, yarn and other blanket making supplies at this event. All
completed blankets donated will be eligible for a chance to win a new sewing machine.
Project Linus is a nationwide volunteer organization, whose mission is to provide love, a sense of
security, warmth and comfort to children through the gift of new, handmade blankets. The North
Central Missouri Chapter has distributed over 13,500 blankets to area children. For more
information, contact Conni Douvier at (660)947-4315, e-mail at email@example.com, or on the web