Sonoma Blanket Project
Founded by Karen Kennedy, the Sonoma Blanket Project was formed to provide twin-bed sized blankets to the children of the Valley of the Moon Children's Home, the only shelter in the county for abused and neglected children.
Knitters and crocheters work up 6 inch squares, in any pattern they like, using machine wash and dry worsted weight yarns. Volunteers then stitch the squares together into blankets.
The goal is to provide each child at the VOM Children's Home with a blanket when they arrive, a blanket that they will take with them when they leave. At a time when their lives are in turmoil and the future uncertain, the blanket helps provide a sense of being cared for, and a small bit of continuity for them when they leave.
The blanket squares are collected at each Community Knitting Sunday gathering, or as otherwise arranged by Karen.
If you work up squares but don't come to meetings, or would like to assist in piecing the squares together into blankets (whether or not you have knit or crochet any of the squares), you are invited to come to the Community Sunday Knitting gatherings, introduce yourself, and get a starter batch of squares to put together your first blanket for the Sonoma Blanket Project. If you aren't sure how to attach the squares, you will find many there who can show you different ways to do it.
The Sonoma Blanket Project has a low volume e-mail list at Yahoo Groups for those who want to be kept in touch with SBP happenings.
Please send updates and new items to the webmaster.
Last updated: 11/27/2016
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