Yarn for Good call for crafters

Calling all crafters! 

Champlain’s student group Yarn for Good is seeking knitters and crocheters to contribute 5×5″ squares for the blanket they are contributing to the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum’s Welcome Blanket project. Welcome Blanket is a national nonprofit that partners with craft museums and social service agencies to engage local communities in welcoming immigrants and refugees to the United States. The Mill Museum is hosting a Welcome Blanket exhibition from December 1 to February 26 and partnering with AALV, the Association of Africans Living in Vermont, to distribute the blankets in our community.

Contributions must be made with washable yarn; the yarn weight, color, and pattern are up to you. Many local craft stores are offering yarn discounts, maker gatherings, and tutorials for crafters contributing to this project; a full list is available on the Mill Museum’s website. 

For more info on Yarn for Good’s blanket contribution, contact yarnforgood@champlain.edu or stop by their weekly gathering in Fireside Lounge every Tuesday from 4:30-6 pm.

Erica Donnis (she/her)

Special Collections Director

Champlain College │ P.O. Box 670 │ Burlington, VT  05402-0670

Special Collections Reading Room: G08 Miller Information Commons 

(802) 651-5976 │ edonnis@champlain.edu 

Work hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 am-4:00 pm

The Special Collections online catalog may be found here: http://specialcollections.champlain.edu/digital-collections