Saturday, January 24, 2015

No Sew Fleece Blankets from Fiber Fridays

Yesterday the Boatworks hosted the latest meeting my the Fiber Fridays shared interest group.  Attendance was light, but those present made quick work of the fleece provided by Blankie Depot to create eleven no-sew blankets.  All handmade blankets and comfort items donated to Blankie Depot go directly to children in crisis through hospitals, first aid squads, and other service centers.

Greg Insetto, the organization's new executive director, was there to introduce himself and the mission. He recently taught himself to crochet, so expect to see the results during "show and tell" at a future group meeting.

BelmarArts will be a drop off location for any donations of handmade blankets or other items for Blankie Depot.  Check the organization's web site to learn more and what they are looking for.

The next Fiber Fridays group meeting will be on Friday, March 27th, where they will be "hand knitting" scarves from t-shirts.

photos and story courtesy of Rebecca Szabo

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