Project Linus – Make a Blanket Project

Project Linus website. Project Linus . org.

The Bodwell Center coordinates the making and donating of fleece and yarn (knit or crochet) blankets for the Maine Chapter of Project Linus.  We provide all of the necessary supplies in kits as well as instructions. To schedule a project, contact us at 207.581.3091 or um.bodwellcenter@maine.edu.

To make a fleece blanket or 6″ yarn square, pickup a kit, complete and return the kit and blanket/square(s) to the Bodwell Center.

Have your own supplies already?  Let us know which items you already have.  Have everything?  Just drop off the completed blankets at the Bodwell Center, and we will get them to Project Linus.

Not sure how to make a blanket or knit/crochet a square?  Instructions will be included with your kit.  Links with additional instructions and videos are posted below.

 

Helpful links:

Project Linus – projectlinus.org
Project Linus Patterns – projectlinus.org/patterns/. (The fleece pattern we use is No Sew Fleece Blanket #1)

Easy Fleece Pattern – NoSewFB

6″ Crochet Square Pattern — CLICK HERE

6″ Crochet Square Videos:

6″ Knit Square Pattern — CLICK HERE

6″ Knit Square Videos:

Project Linus Make a Blanket Day (In 2021, UMaine donated 39 blankets!)

THIRD SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY

  • WHAT IS IT? National Make a Blanket Day is a day set aside by Project Linus and our chapters to bring awareness to our mission. This can be accomplished in several ways, and is mostly left up to the discretion of the chapter coordinator depending on local resources and availability. Although the official day is always the 3rd Saturday in February, it may be changed to another day that works better for the coordinator if necessary.
  • HOW DID IT BEGIN? National Make a Blanket Day began in 1999 after the terrible events that took place at Columbine High School. We found that suddenly we were in need of a very large number of blankets, and quickly. Our chapters came to the rescue, holding “blanket bees” all over the country and then sending those blankets to our local chapters in Denver. It was a huge success, and we learned that we had a national network of people who could and would help. It was decided that we would hold an annual Make a Blanket Day where each chapter could host activities in their area to promote Project Linus and to increase our inventory of warm cuddly blankets. Generally, we can attribute the collection of 75,000 to 100,000 blankets to National Make a Blanket Day!

(Project Linus website – projectlinus.org/mabd)