Old Town quilters will host Blanket Day

Posted Jan. 09, 2013, at 9:37 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Old Town Knights of Columbus Hall, 5 Gilman Falls Ave., Old Town, Maine

For more information: Merlene Sanborn; 207-561-9225

OLD TOWN, Maine — The Canoe City Quilters will host a Blanket Day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Old Town Knights of Columbus Hall, 5 Gilman Falls Ave. This event is open to the public. Volunteers with many skills are needed.

To participate, bring a sewing machine, power strip and sewing supplies.  Fabric and batting will be available, but donations are invited. If you do not sew or quilt, you can still participate. Organizers will be on hand to guide volunteers. Volunteer for several hours or bring a lunch and stay all day.

The goal is to make 100 blankets, which will be donated to Project Linus.

For information, contact Merlene Sanborn, Penobscot county coordinator at 207-561-9225 or

Project Linus is a nation-wide, non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need and has been in Maine since 1998.  Project Linus also accepts homemade quilts, afghans and the popular “no sew” fleece throws.  A drop box will be available for previously made items.  Monetary gifts, as well as donations of new cotton or flannel fabric, fleece in 1 and three-quarters or 2-yard lengths, yarn, batting or other supplies will be accepted.