Good Cause + Fun + Friendship = Success

Last Thursday night in the Palmerton Area Library we had our first Fleece Blanket Tying Night.  The night was not only a lot of fun it was indeed successful.   Plus, it was all for a great cause!  We would like to thank everyone who came out Thursday night.  We are so grateful not only for your blanket donations but the giving of your time.  Thank you!

We started out by laying the blankets out on the floor and after some quick instructions everyone grabbed a pair of scissors and began cutting.

After the blankets were cut, we moved on to tying the blankets.

While some of us worked right on the floor there were others who worked right from chairs, that is what’s great about putting together these blanket kits, you can do them either way, however you feel most comfortable.

Some brought their own blankets that they had purchased beforehand and others chose from the blankets we provided that night.  It was fun to see so many styles and hear the comments and conversation about them.

This one was hands down the favorite of the night.

We were there for an 1 1/2 hours but truly it passed so quickly.  It was fun to move from blanket to blanket and hear the conversations that were going on.  Someone remarked to me that they while they donate to a lot of  causes, they would much rather come to a gathering like this, help put together blankets, enjoy friendship, and have fun, then to just write a check and hand it over.  While it was agreed we all had a great time, the most important thing that happened is that our blanket donation count went up.  We are on our way to completing our goal and providing comfort and warmth to those currently going through chemotherapy treatments.  The final words that were spoken to me on that night were: “When is the next Fleece Blanket Tying Night? I hope you have another one!”


*The next Fleece Blanket Tying Event will be held during the day.  We are having the event again at the Palmerton Area Library on June 11, 2010 from 10-11:30 a.m. We hope you can join us!

This event happened all because of an idea that was mentioned to us on our facebook page. We love your ideas and are listening to you!  If you have any ideas you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us either here in the comments or you can email us at: layersoflove1@gmail.com or donations@layersoflove.net

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You Are Invited!

If you are in the Lehigh Valley Area you are invited to join us at our first of two Palmerton Area Library Blanket Tying Events.  The first event will take place on Thursday May 13 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Join us as we will be preparing hand tied fleece blankets to donate to provide comfort and warmth to those patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Here are the specifics:

What should I bring? Yourself, fleece material to make a blanket, or a no sew fleece blanket kit, a pair of scissors, and a friend!

I don’t have a blanket kit where can I get one? You can purchase one ahead of time at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, or you can simply bring a $15.00 donation (to cover the cost of the blanket kit) with you and we will have a limited selection of kits available for you to purchase right at the library that night.

BE PREPARED!!

We have found when tying blankets, friendships flourish, conversations flow, and everyone has a lot of fun all for a great cause!

We are listening to you!  This event is a result of the ideas you have brought to us.  This event is perfect for those of you who have pets and wanted to make sure your blankets were prepared in a NO pet hair zone. Keep your ideas coming!  We appreciate your input and are working hard to make sure we implement as many of your ideas as possible to become a reality.

*Mark your calendars! Our second Blanket Tying event will be a daytime event held on Friday June 11 from 10-11:30 a. m. We hope to see you there!