2017 Beale AFB Baby Shower

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Cory Moore, one of our Chapter’s longest Blanketeers (since we opened in 2005!), manned the Project Linus table at the 2017 Beale AFB Baby Shower on Saturday.

Cory was in charge of distributing blankets to parents-to-be or military families who have had a child within the last year.  Our Nevada County Chapter donated blankets to this event, as well as other goodies (see photos below) donated by our dedicated and supportive Blanketeers.

Photos, taken by Cory, are here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z6zik8w05ycgmky/AACmuMhCCiI8yvnYYEFz2f9Ua?dl=0

You do not need to establish a Dropbox account to view these photos.  There are photos of the blankets donated by our Chapter as well as general photos of the event.  This is the third year of the Beale Baby Shower and the second year our Nevada County Chapter has participated.

In the 12 years we’ve been coordinating the Nevada County Chapter, I can honestly say this is the most appreciative group of people we’ve worked with.  Each person we came in contact with thanked us profusely and were genuinely grateful for our support and the donations we provided—-to the point of “goosebumps”, “lump in my throat” and teary eyes (I witnessed the tears when we delivered!).

Thank you seems pretty trite in light of the response we received from our dedicated Blanketeers but know it’s a very sincere thank you.  Your support was appreciated beyond words!

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2017 Mystery Quilt Challenge & 2018 Mystery Quilt Contest

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The 2017 Project Linus Mystery Quilt Challenge is an eight week mystery quilt reveal. This year’s quilt is called “Exploring the World with Ethan.” By opening each weekly “mystery clue,” quilters of various levels of expertise will be given detailed instructions, many accompanied by instructional videos, as they complete a child-sized quilt.

Each weekly clue will include:

  1. Detailed instructions on how to create the block(s) and how many of each block you will need for your quilt.
  2. An explanation of the significance of each block as the theme comes together in the quilt’s “Final Reveal.”

How do I sign up for the Challenge?

Registration opens at 12:01a CT on Monday, August 21, 2017. A link to sign up will be displayed on this page.

The first clue will be revealed at 7:00a CT on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Each succeeding Saturday at 7:00a CT new clues will be revealed until the “Big Reveal” on Saturday, November 4, 2017. If you register any time after September 16, 2017 you will still be able to access the previous week’s clues and videos.

Cost of participating in the Challenge is a $15.00 tax-deductible donation to Project Linus. If you would like to specify your local Project Linus chapter as the recipient of your donation, please enter the complete chapter name when you register. (Chapters are listed on our website by state on our “Chapters” page.) If you do not designate a specific chapter then your donation will benefit all chapters.

There will be a weekly “Clue” that will be activated each week on Saturday. Our Mystery Clues page is password protected and only those who have officially registered for the 2017 Mystery Quilt Challenge will be able to enter.

The clues for the Project Linus Mystery Quilt Challenge are copyrighted. Since this is a fund-raiser for Project Linus we ask that you do not share the password.

What is the 2018 Mystery Quilt Contest?

For the 2018 Mystery Quilt Contest each participant in the challenge can submit a picture of their finished quilt to Project Linus. Entries may be submitted any time between 12:01a CT on Monday, January 15, 2018 and 11:59p CT on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. No entries will be accepted after the deadline, so please plan accordingly.

From all entries received by the deadline, anyone can vote for their favorite quilt(s) from a link on our website, and voters may vote more than one time. Each vote is $1 with a minimum of 10 votes ($10) per instance. Voting begins on 12:01a CT on Saturday, February 3, 2018 and ends at 11:59p CT on Friday, February 16, 2018. All funds collected through the voting process are also considered a tax deductible donation to Project Linus and will go to National Headquarters to benefit all chapters.

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 by 8:00a CT we will be awarding prizes to the first, second, third, and fourth place finishers of our 2018 Mystery Quilt Contest. Please click the link named “2018 Contest Details” at the top of this page for more information about the contest prizes plus our complete rules.

2017 Mystery Quilt Challenge: Exploring the World With Ethan

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Here’s a preview of the 2017 Project Linus Mystery Quilt Challenge!  Registration opens August 21, 2017 at www.projectlinus.org.  The fee to register for this event, $15.00, is credited IN FULL to our Nevada County Chapter if you specify our Chapter at the time of registration.  This is a big win-win for us all!
Spread the word!  Thank you for your support!
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Intero’s Children’s Charity Fundraiser

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Greeting Blanketeers!  Intero Real Estate very generously donated to our Nevada County Project Linus Chapter earlier this year.  I’m passing along information about their charity fundraiser for anyone who would like to support this event.  Please circulate the following flyer to family and friends.

If you have a local business or are involved with a local business that might be interested in donating a raffle item for their silent auction, please let us know.

Thank you for your support!

Project Linus Mystery Quilt Voting Has Begun!

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Voting for the Project Linus Mystery Quilt Contest has begun!  42 finalists have been chosen and voting for your favorite Gracie Get Well Garden quilt will determine the winner.  There is a $1 per vote charge with a $10 minimum.  Your voting is considered a donation to Project Linus National Headquarters and may be tax deductible.  Anyone can vote through February 17 and you can vote more than once.

http://www.projectlinus.org/contest/voting/

With over 1,000 participants in this contest, there are two Nevada County quilts in the finals:  #29 from Lisa LaBarbera (a Nevada County Chapter Blanketeer!) and #14 from Elizabeth Friedel.  All of the submitted quilts are awesome and it’s evident each entry was made with love.

The winning quilt will be selected February 18.  Good luck to Lisa and Elizabeth and thank you all for your support!

Hobbs Batting UPC Codes Anyone?

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Our Chapter is currently collecting UPC codes from any package of Hobbs Batting. If you use Hobbs Batting (any size), please save the UPC code from your package and send to:

Project Linus Nevada County
PO Box 518
Penn Valley, California  95946
Original UPC codes only please; no copies.  We’re happy to reimburse for postage—-simply enclose a request in your envelope.
Thanks so much!

2016 Beale AFB Baby Shower

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Thanks to the dedicated Blanketeers of the Project Linus Nevada County Chapter, the 2016 Beale Air Force Base Baby Shower was a success!  Here’s a photo and comments from the Beale coordinator:

We had 113 people in attendance at the Baby Shower and each family
was blessed with a quilt from you all!  I have attached the group photo of
the families with their blankets.

You all are such a wonderful group and our Airmen and their families are continually blessed by you! Thank you for all you do!
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Last year, some of you were able to recognize your blankets in the photo.  This year, we have more smiling faces to remind us of why we do what we do.

Thank you to all who donated blankets for this event.  We’ll be participating next August, so keep those blankets coming!

 

 

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