Friday, June 20, 2008

Project Linus National Conference

Yesterday I volunteered at the Project Linus Conference in Bloomington, Illinois. Chapter coordinators from all over the country came for several days to make plans, learn new skills, get inspired, and help each other out. Mary Balagna and the other coordinators did a magnificent job -- no detail was overlooked, and there were lots of little touches that made everything run smoothly. My friends Marge (in the photo below) and Debbi and I demonstrated Happy Houses blocks, and every attendee had the opportunity to make one and take the pattern home to their chapters. You can find the instructions here.
The event was at a hotel and conference center -- here's one aisle, all set up with booths (before the attendees entered!). There were vendors, too.
It was a long day and I was so tired when I got home, but it was truly a feel-good day and I would do it again in a heartbeat.


Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I had no idea Project Linus was that organized and big. so glad you had a chance to get involved and help.

jillytacy said...

It was nice that you could volunteer at the conference! Thanks for the link to the house blocks. I have a project that I want to make houses for. This will be helpful!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great time, I love the quilts your group has been making for project Linus!

Norma said...

I really like that house block. It was wonderful of you to give your weekend to a cause that you believe in. I am sure the demonstration added some quilters to your list of donations.