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Updated 4/29/2016
NEXT BLANKIE DAY - Saturday, May 7th

Blankies starts our ***17th YEAR*** in 2016. Please join us quarterly at John Muir Medical Center in Concord, CA, for our best year yet! THANK YOU SO MUCH, John Muir, for your continuing support!

Mark your calendars: Our 2016 Blankie Day Saturdays will be Feb 6th , May 7th, Aug 6th and Nov 5th. Blankie Days take place at John Muir CONCORD (not Walnut Creek!) in the Concord Rooms. Beginners to experts, ALL are welcome! To pick up Blankie kits, fabric or tops that need to be quilted, other than on Blankie Days,please contact us to make arrangements.

Blankies for Grown-Ups is an all-volunteer community service group based in Walnut Creek, CA. We make comfort quilts and afghans for seriously ill adults. Most of our Blankies are distributed through John Muir Health and Contra Costa County Health Services to men & women undergoing breast and other cancer treatment through state- or community-funded programs. We also provide Blankies to male and female oncology patients at a variety of local hospitals and clinics - Kaiser, Alta Bates, CC County Hospital and others. We also send out Blankies to seriously ill adults in difficult circumstances by request.

Blankies provides fabric, batting, patterns and lots of support to our volunteers, all FREE of charge. We can sometimes provide yarn for knitters/crocheters - all depends on donations - and we can often provide sewing machines and other tools for low-income volunteers.

Blankies always welcomes donations of good quality cotton fabric, especially tone-on-tone "blenders"(yardage, please, not scraps). We can also use full skeins of yarn and working sewing machines. If you are faced with a major move and down-sizing or just decluttering your sewing/craft/quilting stash, please contact us. We can help sort, organize, evaluate and find good homes for your treasures.

For more info:

Blankie Project Coordinator
Susan Gray Mason
925-256-9121

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  • Charity Quilts
  • Nov 1, 2004
  • English

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