Monday, September 21, 2009

Drum Roll Please.... Charity Blanket PRESENTATION!

There's finally a chill in the air! So isn't it wonderful that the blankets we've been working to finish all summer are nearing completion?! We have a few more seams to do on the last blanket, and then we'll wash them and be finished!

We've been invited to present our blankets at an event this coming Sunday in Burlington... and we hope you'll join us! We couldn't have done it without you, so we really hope you'll join us for this special event. So, here's our official invitation to you!


Please join the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program (VRRP)and Kaleidoscope Yarns for a documentary showing of Home Across Lands, a discussion about refugees starting new lives in Vermont, and the presentation of our five Charity Knitting Blankets to VRRP.

Sunday, September 27th at 4 pm

Alumni Auditorium at Champlain College, 375 Maple Street, Burlington, VT 05402

This is Free and Open to the Public
(Suggested Donation of $15 to Benefit the Volunteer Program)

Wait! There's more!
Followed by Benefit Dinner at Parima’s at 6:30 pm.
$30 per Person Supports the VRRP Volunteer Department
(Seating is limited so please call VRRP to reserve your place at the table.)
Parima’s 185 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401 (802.338.4627)
Event supported by Champlain College, Sodexo and Parima’s


It is going to be a wonderful community event and I'm looking forward to the movie screening of Home Across Lands. It will be a great opportunity to meet some of the new members of our Vermont community and learn about their experiences.

Still wondering how you can get involved as a knitter in a community project like this one? We have blanket squares left from this project, as there weren't enough to make another twin sized blanket. We are looking for interested volunteers to help us piece together smaller blankets for the Lund Family Center to give to new mothers and their children. We really need your help for this one folks, so stop in, learn how to seam, and then take a few squares home to finish and keep you warm on a chilly evening. Hey don't we all need an excuse to stop by the shop one more time to fondle the yarn?! THANKS.

For more info on our charity knitting events, check our website.


kwltnmoma said...

So glad to see how this has all unfolded. Wish I could be there to see the film and attend the event but it's a bit far.....I'm from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. But just wanted to congratulate Kaleidoscope Yarns for co-ordinating this event AND pass kudos on to fellow knitters. See what we can do when we each do a little bit - or not so little bit on the part of some knitters......Woohoo!!!

Betsy A. (Burlington) said...

Can't wait to see the pictures! I can't even imagine how lovely the blankets are. And they will be so appreciated I'm sure. Big job putting all the squares together. Thank you gals for that!