Sunday, October 23, 2011

No Sew Blanket Fellowship 2011

The real Fall season has finally arrived; Praise the Lord! With the cooler temperature also means the perfect time for our Annual No-Sew Blanket Making Fellowship, Yay!

Joining our hands and hearts together, we will gather on Saturday, November 5th at 10 AM in the Youth Room to make fleece lap blankets which will be donated to seniors. This year, we plan to have a community service outreach to senior homes sometime in mid-December to deliver the blankets and share the love of Jesus with the residents.

We will give a demo to first timers on how to get started with a fleece blanket. For the experienced blanket-makers, we encourage you to find partners and work in pairs (friends, sisters, mother/daughter & son) and fellowship at the same time.

You will need the following items to make a blanket:
1. a pair of sharp fabric scissors
2. sewing pins or safety pins
3. masking or painter's tape
4. 1 1/3 (1.333) yard cut each of 2 pieces of matching fleece (1 with prints and 1 solid color) from Joann Fabric, or you can buy the pre-packaged and matching fleece that is 48 inches x 60 inches in size. (*Do not get the 60 x 72 inches as that will be too big)

If you do not have time to go to Joann's, we will have extra fleece available for those who would like to come and offer your labor. We appreciate any help we can get. This year, we hope to increase participation in this worthy cause from the youth group as well as the ladies from the Chinese congregation.

A light brunch will be provided while you work on the blankets. We should wrap up by 2 pm.

For more info, please contact Pam Bakas