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DanDoh Trunk Show

dandohwavelets-1-medium2.jpgIn this next installment from Yumiko Alexander, we have samples of some of the most beautiful DanDoh Designs. Come try the garments on and pick a perfect summer project!

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Welcome Blanket Project Gathering

Saturday, July 14th from 9am - 11am

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Have you heard of this project?

A welcome blanket is traditionally created to lovingly mark the arrival of a new person into the world. In the Welcome Blanket project, each handmade blanket is a physical manifestation of this celebration of new refugees and other immigrants: “Welcome to the United States and your new life here! We are so glad you have arrived.”

The blankets you make, along with your enclosed notes, will be displayed together in an inaugural show at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. After the show's close, the blanket packages will be distributed to refugees and other immigrants through resettlement organizations. 
 
We will be contributing as a community, but you can send a blanket that you have already made and would like to donate, or work on your own to participate. The pattern the WB Project provided is very simple whether you choose to knit, crochet, quilt or weave it!

Thank you for being part of the Welcome Blanket Project!

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Join us on Saturday, July 14th, 9am-11am
to knit, crochet or weave a square or a whole blanket, if you like!