Friday, October 24, 2008

Good Stuff in TEC: Ohio

Volunteers warm to Toledo 'blanket blitz'

One piece of fabric at a time, one snip of the scissors at a time, and tying one knot at a time, Mary Wabeke and Judy Meeks - and about 150 volunteers - are hoping to make enough blankets in the next few days to keep 500 people warm this winter.

It's called the "Blanket Downtown with Love" event, organized by Trinity Episcopal Church in Toledo. And it's actually easier than it sounds - they're "no sew" blankets made by taking two pieces of fleece, cutting a fringe along the edges, and then tying the fringe of the two pieces together.

"It's very simple," said Bud Gartz, a volunteer who was helping at the church yesterday. "All you've got to do is tie knots.

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