Blanket Chronicles

Have Blankets, Will Travel

I recently received an e-mail from a woman named Colleen who had blankets to donate to our Project Linus Chapter. She said that she and her husband were traveling though Eureka and would be staying in Fortuna for some time. She had found our chapter on the National Project Linus website. Colleen asked where she might drop off her handmade blankets.  I gave her the address of our drop off location on the south end of Eureka.  She thanked me and said she’d drop them off the next day.

I went to our blanket locker at the Bunny Hop Quilt Shop the after the drop off and found 14 beautifully crocheted blankets for infants and toddlers.  You can see a few photos of them below.

I immediately e-mailed Colleen to thank her for her generous and impressive blanket donation.  I told her that I’d like to send her a written thank you and asked for her address.  I thought she might live someplace in rural Humboldt County.  It turns out that she and her husband are full time RV-ers and that their “home” address is in So. Dakota!

I let Colleen know that there are over 300 Project Linus Chapters in the United States and that any chapter would be most happy to receive blankets from her!  Colleen says:  “I am glad to help when I can.”  I told Colleen that her blankets would be delivered to social service agencies in our area who work with families that have young children.  Thanks Colleen….you were a very big help to our chapter and we do appreciate your kindness and generosity!