In March 2016, the Project Linus group atConcord United
Methodist Church (CUMC) held a blanket making workshop for the church's
Tweenager youth group. Nearly a dozen children in grades 4-6 attended
and learned some basic sewing, crocheting, and no-sew cutting
techniques. Siblings and families joined in as well, making for a
the next two months, the children and their sponsors continued to work
on their special blankets. More than 50 blankets were blessed in a
special service on Sunday, May 22 and dedicated in loving memory of Mrs.
Kathie Short, the founding member of the Project Linus group at CUMC.
The blankets will be distributed at East Tennessee Children's Hospital
ladies of Project Linus at CUMC would like to thank everyone who
participated, with special thanks to Dr. Charlie Short for donating most
of the workshop fabric; Melanie Hilton and Kim Mink for their
coordination efforts; and Norma Mullinik for her assistance with
delivering the blankets.