2021 Church Social Justice Blankets
June 1, 2021
December 31, 2021

2021 Church Social Justice Blankets

Project info
Hooks & yarn
5.5 mm (I)
Red Heart Super Saver (Solids)

In previous years this project was known as “Crafting Blankets for Our Homeless Neighbours”. During the pandemic all of our recipients closed shop and/or stopped receiving donations. Over the past few months we’ve tried to find other local places that assist homeless folks who’ll take our blankets, but no luck.

So we have reinvented ourselves as “Crafting Blankets for Our Community”. We are a Social Justice Circle of the First Universalist Church of Rochester, NY, assisting our community by making blankets for donation. Our new recipients are the Nativity Preparatory Academy and the Pluta Cancer Foundation. There are currently about 12 of us making blanket squares & assembling blankets. I am very happy that we have been able to start up again during these still-challenging times!

I also want to remember our beloved friend Ruth Fitzgerald, who passed away this summer. She managed to find ways to get her gorgeous squares to me after entering a nursing home last year, and there are still squares waiting for a ride to my house. Ruth’s devotion to this project was amazing, & I will remember her fondly as I use her squares to assemble even more blankets for our community.


The first eight blankets (starting at the bottom) were made by Kitty for the Pluta Foundation’s new patient packets. Blankets 9 & 10 were assembled by Jillian for Nativity Prep and are currently in their student shop.


I gave Jillian the blanket joined & edged in dark blue for Nativity Prep. Kitty let me know that ll of the first 8 blankets have been donated to Pluta.


Kitty has made & donated 4 more blankets to Pluta. They are numbers 12-15.


Kitty has completed another blanket for Pluta, number 16!


Jillian donated blankets 17 & 18, which she made, and plus the one I gave her (#11) to Nativity last week.


I finished blanket #19 this past week.

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About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Red Heart
100% Acrylic
364 yards / 198 grams

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  • Project created: October 6, 2021
  • Updated: January 28, 2022