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I'm sewing blankets for children in need as part of Project Linus and using the fundraising proceeds to purchase supplies and a new sewing machine. Read more

San Francisco, CA Crafts
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This project was successfully funded on October 1, 2009.

I'm sewing blankets for children in need as part of Project Linus and using the fundraising proceeds to purchase supplies and a new sewing machine.

San Francisco, CA Crafts
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I love to sew. I sew for my daughter, my friends and myself. It's a lot of work -- sometimes tedious work -- but it's so rewarding to see the final, handmade completed project. There's certainly a rebirth of crafting and sewing occurring right now and it's remarkable to see what's being created.

For this project, I would like to sew outside my circle of friends and family and sew/quilt/embroider blankets for children in need. All blankets created will be donated to children as part of Project Linus (SF Bay Area Chapter).

From their mission:
"... It is our mission 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.”

I'm hoping to raise at least $525 to cover the cost of a new embroidery/sewing machine that will enable me to sew more quickly and to give all of the blankets a needed professional finish. (My sewing machine has seen better days -- I received it from my parents as a Christmas gift when I was seventeen and I've learned to do most everything with just one single stitch. ) Additionally, the money raised will go toward fabric, supplies and the donor gifts. I sew at night when my daughter is asleep so I guess the money will also go towards strong coffee.

The number of blankets produced will be proportionate to the number of donors. See the donor incentives for a breakdown on how that will work. I'm putting limits to the number of donors since I'll only be capable of sewing a certain number of blankets.

Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting this effort!

Mena Trott

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    2 backers Limited (14 left of 16)

    You'll be credited on my site -- nested.typepad.com -- as someone who made this project possible

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    Pledge $10 or more

    1 backer Limited (31 left of 32)

    You'll get the credit and you'll get a 5x7 photo of the finished blanket you helped make possible. This blanket will be comprised of 16 squares -- each square unique to a donor.

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    Pledge $45 or more

    3 backers Limited (29 left of 32)

    You'll get the credit, the photograph and an artfully matted and framed duplicate of the fabric square corresponding to "your" part of the blanket..

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    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    You'll get everything listed above plus a call from me thanking you for your participation.

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    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer All gone!

    You'll get everything listed above plus your very own version of the blanket you helped complete.

Funding period

- (50 days)