The Florida Public Library’s (FPL) Knit and Crochet Circle reached quite a milestone this past month, completing their 1,000th quilt to be donated to Project Linus. The group, which meets on the third Monday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, has been making quilts for Project Linus since 2012.
Kathleen Braun, who leads the group, has knitted many blankets, donated an abundance of yarn and assisted volunteers in choosing suitable patterns and sizes for the blankets. Florida resident Lily Lang was personally responsible for making well over half the blankets herself.
Project Linus is a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide handmade blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. New, handmade blankets and afghans created by volunteers known as “blanketeers” provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children of all ages, infants to teenagers.
Volunteers continue to make blankets at the library or drop them off as donations. All blankets for Project Linus stay in Orange County as donations to local hospitals. FPL continues to accept donations of yarn. Anyone who wishes to help can stop by the library for yarn, make a blanket, and then bring it to the library.
For more information call Meg Sgombick at 651-7659, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Library, which is located at 4 Cohen Cir. in Florida NY.