31 Responses

  1. Sarah
    Sarah
    September 11, 2011 at 3:51 pm |

    Is there any requirement for what type of yarn to use?

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      September 11, 2011 at 5:09 pm |

      Any machine washable yarn is fine.  Worsted weight works best.  Just make sure the block is 7″ x 9″.  Thanks so much!

  2. Sarah
    Sarah
    September 11, 2011 at 10:51 am |

    Is there any requirement for what type of yarn to use?

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      September 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm |

      Any machine washable yarn is fine.  Worsted weight works best.  Just make sure the block is 7″ x 9″.  Thanks so much!

  3. Kuzmakrafts
    Kuzmakrafts
    September 11, 2011 at 5:02 pm |

    I understand you have your reasons for only accepting blocks in person but wouldn’t it be beneficial to also accept mailed blocks? I see that they can be sent directly to Warm Up America, and have done this in the past, but they seem to prefer whole blankets to individual blocks.  Could you possibly find someone there willing to take on the task of simply opening packages of blocks and depositing them in the pile?  Even if you do not offer the coupon for mail submisions, I’d think you’d far surpass your last year total of 38 afghans if you did this. Respectfully submtted, Lori in Jersey

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      September 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm |

      Thank you for your interest in participating in our charity drive.  Since we locally get far too many blocks to sew into afghans as it is, we end up sending a lot of individual blocks.  Last year we collected enough blocks for 38 afghans, and we only had the staff and volunteer manpower to finish sewing together 5 afghans. 

      Warm Up America does accept individual blocks.  We are trying to reduce
      waste and shipping costs. If you mailed them to us, we would simply turn
      around and mail them to WUA.  However, if you check our charity connection (the link is in the blog) perhaps you can find a local charity group to put together the blocks.

    2. Lucyvanpeltorama
      September 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm |

      Agreed!  I live in CA and would love to contribute a block or two!  I see the response below and will send my blocks directly to WUA.  🙂

  4. Kuzmakrafts
    Kuzmakrafts
    September 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm |

    I understand you have your reasons for only accepting blocks in person but wouldn’t it be beneficial to also accept mailed blocks? I see that they can be sent directly to Warm Up America, and have done this in the past, but they seem to prefer whole blankets to individual blocks.  Could you possibly find someone there willing to take on the task of simply opening packages of blocks and depositing them in the pile?  Even if you do not offer the coupon for mail submisions, I’d think you’d far surpass your last year total of 38 afghans if you did this. Respectfully submtted, Lori in Jersey

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      September 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm |

      Thank you for your interest in participating in our charity drive.  Since we locally get far too many blocks to sew into afghans as it is, we end up sending a lot of individual blocks.  Last year we collected enough blocks for 38 afghans, and we only had the staff and volunteer manpower to finish sewing together 5 afghans. 

      Warm Up America does accept individual blocks.  We are trying to reduce
      waste and shipping costs. If you mailed them to us, we would simply turn
      around and mail them to WUA.  However, if you check our charity connection (the link is in the blog) perhaps you can find a local charity group to put together the blocks.

    2. Lucyvanpeltorama
      September 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm |

      Agreed!  I live in CA and would love to contribute a block or two!  I see the response below and will send my blocks directly to WUA.  🙂

  5. Deirdre Miller
    Deirdre Miller
    September 11, 2011 at 8:53 pm |

    I would love to volunteer my time to help sew together the afghans. Could you please send me the contact information for this and I would be happy to call. 
    Thank you.

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      September 11, 2011 at 9:44 pm |

      Great.  Like the post says, we will be announcing a seaming party, where we will need volunteers.  Everyone who comes to seam with us will get a 20% off thank you coupon!  It will probably be Sunday Dec. 11th.  Thanks so much!

      1. Ann
        Ann
        September 20, 2011 at 4:37 am |

        Keep us posted about the date

  6. Deirdre Miller
    Deirdre Miller
    September 11, 2011 at 3:53 pm |

    I would love to volunteer my time to help sew together the afghans. Could you please send me the contact information for this and I would be happy to call. 
    Thank you.

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      September 11, 2011 at 4:44 pm |

      Great.  Like the post says, we will be announcing a seaming party, where we will need volunteers.  Everyone who comes to seam with us will get a 20% off thank you coupon!  It will probably be Sunday Dec. 11th.  Thanks so much!

      1. Ann
        Ann
        September 20, 2011 at 7:37 am |

        Keep us posted about the date

  7. Valerie
    Valerie
    September 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm |

    What a wonderful day for a seaming party, I can wait.

  8. Valerie
    Valerie
    September 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm |

    What a wonderful day for a seaming party, I can wait.

  9. Mipkws wenona spencer
    Mipkws wenona spencer
    September 12, 2011 at 11:00 pm |

    It seems like a wonderful idea.  I often use the Lion Brand website…and yarns . I am also knitting 8″ squares, for a blanket program for orphan children.  of AIDS parents,  mostly African. I would like to add some 7×9 nch squares, and send them on to WUA..since I live in Ithaca, N.Y. and cannot bring them in person now. Ms.W.P. Spencer    Sept.12/2011-  Would someone at Lion Brand charity Program, if you recommend sendig 10 squares to WUA as an indiidual contribution?  thank ou Ms. Spencer

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      September 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm |

      Hi Ms. Spencer,

      WUA will accept as many 7″ x 9″ blocks as you’d like to send! You can also make 7 blocks and join them together to make a 7″ x 63″ strip. Information on where to send blocks or strips is here: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/?q=node/66

      Hope that helps!

  10. Mipkws wenona spencer
    Mipkws wenona spencer
    September 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm |

    It seems like a wonderful idea.  I often use the Lion Brand website…and yarns . I am also knitting 8″ squares, for a blanket program for orphan children.  of AIDS parents,  mostly African. I would like to add some 7×9 nch squares, and send them on to WUA..since I live in Ithaca, N.Y. and cannot bring them in person now. Ms.W.P. Spencer    Sept.12/2011-  Would someone at Lion Brand charity Program, if you recommend sendig 10 squares to WUA as an indiidual contribution?  thank ou Ms. Spencer

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      September 13, 2011 at 10:33 am |

      Hi Ms. Spencer,

      WUA will accept as many 7″ x 9″ blocks as you’d like to send! You can also make 7 blocks and join them together to make a 7″ x 63″ strip. Information on where to send blocks or strips is here: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/?q=node/66

      Hope that helps!

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  12. Francine
    Francine
    October 8, 2011 at 9:47 am |

    Is LBY Studio accepting only blocks or are you also accepting finished blankets?

    Francine

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      October 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm |

      We would happily accept finished blankets!

  13. Francine
    Francine
    October 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm |

    Is LBY Studio accepting only blocks or are you also accepting finished blankets?

    Francine

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      October 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm |

      We would happily accept finished blankets!

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