Wednesday, November 28, 2007

San Diego Wildfires Blanket Project

During the week of October 21, 2007, 1588 homes were destroyed in the seven fires that raged throughout San Diego County. In an effort to make blankets for community members who lost their homes, we are collecting donations of 8" knit or crocheted squares. _e squares need to be:

• Machine washable & dryable, made preferably from worsted-weight acrylic yarn.
• Please enclose a note letting us know the fiber content if the yarn used is not 100% acrylic.
• Pattern is your choice - knit or crochet. Have fun with it!
• If you would like to enclose a note, a prayer, well wishes, please do!• If you would like to help join the squares together, please edge squares in single crochet first, then join by mattress stitch, whip stitch, or single crochet into strips 7 blocks long.

Finished squares or strips can be sent to:

GeorgeAnne Smith
San Diego Wild Fire Blankets
PO Box 261859
San Diego, CA 92126

We would really love to get blankets to every family for the holidays, but as we learned with the Cedar Fires of 2003, the rebuilding process is a slow and steady one. Therefore, starting in November 2007, our goal is to deliver at least 25 blankets to families each month. We hope this goal is an underestimate and can be exceeded!

You can follow our progress at:

If you know someone who lost their home, please visit the blog to download a nomination form. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail:

Thank you for your support!

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