Project Linus Idaho Pathfinders Make Quilts

Project Linus Idaho Pathfinders Make Quilts Idaho Conference Pathfinders took on a special Share Your Faith project last year—Project Linus. Glenda Sackett, Snake River Valley coordinator, organized the project with Donna Aten, Boise-area chapter leader. Project Linus is a volunteer organization that provides “love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, homemade, washable blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer blanketeers,” according to its Web site, www.projectlinus.org. Sackett had been working with Project Linus and introduced the project at Biblefest in November, encouraging clubs to get involved and start making quilts. In February, she rounded up several sewing machines, and kids had a chance to work on a quilt at the Pinewood Derby. Some cut blocks, others decorated squares, some sewed the blocks together and others helped with tying quilts. Several quilts were finished that day. This year's project was completed at the Pathfinder fair in May. Each year, clubs decorate booths to illustrate the year’s theme through service. This year, quilts covered almost every booth. In all, 50 quilts were made and donated. Each Pathfinder, Adventurer, TLT (Teen Leadership Trainee) and staff member who participated will receive a Project Linus patch for their sash. Project Linus has become a Share Your Faith activity that will continue in Idaho. There’s nothing like a special blanket that says love and comfort to a child in need.

Project Linus

Idaho Pathfinders Make Quilts

Idaho Conference Pathfinders took on a special Share Your Faith project last year—Project Linus. Glenda Sackett, Snake River Valley coordinator, organized the project with Donna Aten, Boise-area chapter leader. Project Linus is a volunteer organization that provides “love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, homemade, washable blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer blanketeers,” according to its Web site, www.projectlinus.org.

Sackett had been working with Project Linus and introduced the project at Biblefest in November, encouraging clubs to get involved and start making quilts.

In February, she rounded up several sewing machines, and kids had a chance to work on a quilt at the Pinewood Derby. Some cut blocks, others decorated squares, some sewed the blocks together and others helped with tying quilts. Several quilts were finished that day.

This year's project was completed at the Pathfinder fair in May. Each year, clubs decorate booths to illustrate the year’s theme through service. This year, quilts covered almost every booth. In all, 50 quilts were made and donated. Each Pathfinder, Adventurer, TLT (Teen Leadership Trainee) and staff member who participated will receive a Project Linus patch for their sash.

Project Linus has become a Share Your Faith activity that will continue in Idaho. There’s nothing like a special blanket that says love and comfort to a child in need.

August 01, 2003 / Idaho Conference
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