The women of Angels Making Blankets in Powell have made fleece blankets for us for four years. They have steadily increased from 5 to 30 members and from 65 to 663 blankets made annually since 2017. To produce this impressive progress over the years, they have refined their techniques, formed different crews to cut fringe and sew on labels, and decided to meet more often for group work parties.
COVID changed the way the group met but didn’t slow them down. Since March 2020, the Angels have held Zoom tying parties, made blankets at garden parties and gatherings in the park, worked in masks at the MVOB workshop and worked individually at home. By the end of 2020, they had made a total of 1,153 blankets and were making plans for 2021!
We are extremely grateful for dedicated AMB leader, Marilyn, her team of hard-working Blanket Angels.
AMB Annual Blanket Totals
Right now we are receiving so many beautiful crocheted blankets! The AMAZING blankets shown at the top of this page arrived one afternoon in a donation in our “24 hour curbside brown bin.”
THANK YOU to the Blanket Angel who made them for us!! You will bring SO MUCH L️OVE to all the children in foster care who will be receiving your gifts of time and talents!
Today we received a donation of unique and different types of yarns, delivered by two members (pictured above, left and center) of The Knitting/Crocheting Ministry at St. Matthews Church in Gahanna. The ministry makes items for needy and homeless families. We would love to share some of this yarn with you to make blankets for children in foster care.
By happy coincidence, our Blanket Angel Jenny (far right) also came in to donate the blankets she knits from all different types of yarns. As you can see, they are full of textures and fun colors! Jenny went home with two bags of colorful yarn from our new supply!
There is plenty of yarn left. If you would like to pick some up to use for blanket-making, stop in the workshop Monday - Friday, 9 am - Noon, and check out our stash. Thanks for helping us bring love to children in foster care!
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