Sunday, April 15, 2012

SBP - April 2012 update

There is a new blanket up this month over at the Schuyler Blanket Project, and three other blankets that could still use squares. This is a wonderful way to stash bust yarn. 
For Marc
Marc was a graduate student in music at the University of Tennessee. He was 24 when he died unexpectedly. His graduate advisor, Connie has requested a blanket in his memory. She would like to present the blanket to his parents at a reunion they hold every year in Marc’s honor. The reunion is over Memorial Day weekend. We realize the turn around for this one is fast. We understand that it may not be possible, but we would like to try and get this one done in time for that reunion. We’re collecting 36 8x8” squares. Connie has requested squares that represent some of the things that Marc loved: 
Orange, UT’s color. Garnet and Black, the color’s of the University of South Carolina where Marc received his undergraduate degree. Gold, the color of the saxophone, Marc’s instrument. Blue, because of Marc’s love of the water and boating.
Madison’s blanket still needs 15 squares
Madison and her twin brother were born prematurely, at 24 weeks and 2 days on 7/22/2011. Madison passed on 7/25/2011. Her brother Michael was in the NICU at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. (Michael came home January 25, 2012 and is doing great.) Squares should be 8x8” in soft, washable fibers. There are no color preferences for this blanket, so feel free to be creative.
Megan’s blanket still needs 12 squares 
Megan had a stillbirth at 23 weeks. She had just gotten married the week before they found out their son, Charlie, no longer had a heartbeat. Squares should be 8x8” in soft, washable fibers in boy colors.
The blanket for Ilene and Omar still needs 17 squares
Nabil died a few months ago, and leaving behind his only son, and his mom. Nabil was Ilene’s only son as well, and he lived with her. He did his best to help his mom because she was helping him too. The thought is that when Ilene passes away, Nabil’s blanket could be given to his son Omar. Nabil was an avid NY Yankees & Jacksonville Jaguars fan. It would mean a lot if those colors were included (blue/white, teal/black/gold) in the squares. Soft, washable yarn please, 8X8”.

I have made squares for all the blankets except the newest one, and I will be stash busting those out this week. If you are interested in donating a square (or more), or have any questions, please contact

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