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Thread: Project Linus quilts for Camp Erin

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    Yesterday was our Make a Blanket Day for the Philadelphia Chapter of Project Linus.

    I coordinate the chapter's quilt drive for Camp Erin every year.

    We collected a bunch of great quilts yesterday. I sewed the Project Linus labels on all of them and took a photo before packing them away. So cool. Quilters rock!

    The Moyer Foundation runs many Camp Erin programs in 25 states. Camp Erin is a camp for grieving children, where they can go and be with other kids in the same situation, having lost a loved one.

    They have fun, get away for a long weekend, and learn coping skills. Camp Erin is free to every child. Here is the information, in case you know of anyone who has a child or grandchild or neighbor's child who has lost a parent or a sibling. It is a wonderful program.

    http://www.moyerfoundation.org/programs/camperin.aspx
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    Great quilts, great cause.

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    I was looking into quilts for kids, and noticed they have specific size requirements for there donated quilts, is there specifacations for camp erin donations??

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    How great is that! Wonderful job and quilts!

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    Great quilts. Our Project Linus chapter is having our MABD next Saturday. I only hope to collect as many as you did. One of my blanketeers is from Massachusettes and still makes blankets and sends to Camp Erin.

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    Amazing job that you all do. I imagine these will be treasured by their recipients. Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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    Camp erin quilts are most generally 60x72 or there abouts. I am sure stitchnjoy will chime in and tell you if I am wrong.

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    Those are some cute quilts! I only wish I would have known of such a program 16 years ago when I lost my son. He was 8 and his big sister was 12 and now suffers from issues due to death. What a great program!

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    Bless your hearts! What adorable kids quilts :D:D:D

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    Very nice job!! how awsome to donate your time and talent!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by linz83
    I was looking into quilts for kids, and noticed they have specific size requirements for there donated quilts, is there specifacations for camp erin donations??
    They like the quilts to be a minimum of 50 x 70" to fit on the bunk. Up to 60 x 80" will fit and look great. The kids are ages
    6-17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie_1963
    Those are some cute quilts! I only wish I would have known of such a program 16 years ago when I lost my son. He was 8 and his big sister was 12 and now suffers from issues due to death. What a great program!
    I totally agree, Maggie. I lost my mom when I was a year old, so this is very close to my heart.

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    What a wonderful collection of quilts for a good cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    Great quilts. Our Project Linus chapter is having our MABD next Saturday. I only hope to collect as many as you did. One of my blanketeers is from Massachusettes and still makes blankets and sends to Camp Erin.
    That's awesome, Diane.

    We had a great day. We collected 148 blankets and quilts yesterday. They will mostly go to kids in the big hospitals downtown, Philadelphia Children's Hospital and St Chrstopher's. But some will go to Camp Erin and other facilities. Project Linus is terrific.

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    Oh, the puppies made out of the T block are cute. I'll have to remember that.

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    Great quilts!!!!

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    Great quilts!

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    Cute quilts! Great cause too!

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    Wonderful!!!!

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    What a wonderful project!

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