Linus Party

Join us on February 20, 2016.

The Purpose of our Party

The mission of Project Linus is to "provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer 'blanketeers'".

Blankets can be any size for children 0-18 years old. "All blanket styles are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child friendly colors. Always remember that blankets must be homemade, washable, free of pins, and come from smoke-free environments due to allergy reasons."

Our blankets will be delivered to Arlington Police Department, Arlington Fire Department, Mission Arlington, and Cook Children's Hospital Arlington locations.

Sands/Alvarado Linus Party

Saturday, Feb. 20th, 1-4pm

717 Turnstone Drive

Arlington, TX

Begin collecting various yarn and fabric from friends, family, and neighbors, now. Feel free to explore the Linus Project's website for quilt patterns if you would like to create something specific.

Don't sew, crochet, or knit? Come anyway! We always need people to iron and fold the blankets. There will certainly be plenty of knowledgeable folks around to show you the ropes.

If you would like to support this mission, but cannot attend, feel free to donate supplies, tools, or funds. (Contact Dinisha Alvarado 817-308-6547)

What to bring?

Bring as much,or as little of the following items as you need to work on your project, or share with others to work on:

  • Portable sewing machines
  • Notions [thread, needles, bobbins, etc.]
  • Fabric [depending on the blanket(s) you choose to make]
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Sewing Scissors
  • Yarn [depending on the blanket(s) you choose to make]
  • Crochet Hooks
  • Knitting Needles
  • Scissors
  • Assorted ribbon for tying completed blanket with note. [Pre-printed notes provided]

For more information go to or contact Dinisha Alvarado at 817-375-5881

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Valerie Sands, Dinisha, Kaitlyn, and Joshua Alvarado

Blanketeers Unite!