The 20th Annual National Project Linus “Make A Blanket Day” Sew-In event will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Moose Lodge in Kirksville. 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 crafted by volunteer “Blanketeers”.

Blankets for children in need will be assembled at the Moose Lodge, located at 2405 E. Illinois St., in Kirksville, and we would like to invite the community to attend. No sewing experience is needed to join the fun! Anyone who can learn to tie a square knot is invited to participate in the event anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

“Volunteers may bring a completed blanket, or bring their own sewing machine and complete one of the precut kits available during the event,” stated Conni Douvier, North Central Missouri Chapter Coordinator. “Community involvement is so vital to our success at this event.”

Donations of new cotton fabric, acrylic yarn, fleece, and other blanket-
making supplies will be accepted during the event.

The North Central Missouri Chapter of Project Linus has delivered over 12,400 blankets to area children in need. For more information on the Sew-In event, or to learn more about Project Linus, please contact Conni Douvier at 660-947-4315,, or visit their website at