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Winners: Project Linus 2006 Machine Drawing

5 March, 2006

On February 18, volunteer blanket sewers gathered at hundreds of Janome dealers across the country for Project Linus National Make a Blanket Day. The result was tens of thousands of blankets that will go to needy kids. Project Linus representatives will distribute the collected blankets to children's hospitals, fire departments and family service organizations. Wherever possible, the blankets will remain in the area in which they were created.
Each person who turned in a blanket became eligible for a drawing at their dealership of a DC3050 computerized sewing machine. Each Janome dealer gave away at least one machine. Below are just a few of the winners from across the country. Congratulations! (We're continuing to add photos as they come in.)

Also, see photos of National Make A Blanket Day 2006

No peeking during the drawing at Judys Sewing Center in Anderson, IN.
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Harry Hedges at Judy's Sewing Center in Anderson, IN Ruby Lettenberg at Art & Jennys Sewing Center in Ventura, CA
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Anneliese Otto at Green's Sewing & Vacuum in Medford, OR Johnny Provitt at Domestic Sewing Center in Warren, OH

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Helen Deatherage at Bob's Sewing & Vacuum in Albuquerque, NM Joan Schaff of the "Loving Hands" quilting group at Super Stitch in North East, PA Pat Naveau and Linda Wenrick at Linda's Sew 'n So in Celina, OH

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Winner at Quilters Alley
in Paducah, KY
Claudia Belcher at Thomas Sewing Center
in Greenup, KY
Winner at New Home Sewing Center
in Mt Morris, MI

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Chris Berne and her mother at Alko Sewing in Mentor, OH Ann Lutz at Bill's Repair Shop
in Hildebran, NC
Winners at Times Square Sewing
Complex in Jacksonville, IL

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Jeanne Tondreau at Mystic Maine
Quilts in Gardiner, ME
The Beaverton Quilt Group at
The Buttonhole Shop in West Branch, MI
Pat Peterson at Bunny's Sew Fine
Fabrics Newark, OH

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Bonnie Proesel at Sewing Concepts in Woodstock, IL Winner at Conyers Sewing Center in Conyers, GA Mary Rose Lorenc at Edwards Sewing Center in Fort Wayne, IN

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Kathleen Van Gorden at Brubaker's Sewing Center in New Holland, PA Mary Ann Leinhart-Cross at Jeanette's Fabric Boutique in Wakarusa, IN Beverly Stafford at Love To Sew Boutique in Osage Beach, MO

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Melisa Bethel and her grandmother at Lincoln
Sewing and Vacuum in Newport, OR
Paula Kizer at Sewing World
in Amarillo, TX
Rita Daugherty at Thomas
Sewing Center in Mesquite, TX

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Winner at Ames Sewing Center
in Ames, IA
Winner at Jos Sew & So Quilting &
Sewing Center in Montgomery, AL
Margaret Renie at Quilted Square
in Kirksville, MO

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Sharon Reinsma at Howard's Sewing
& Repair Center in Colorado Springs, CO
Anita Fisher at Discount Vacuum & Sewing
Center in Harrisburg, PA
Jean Bracken at Delaware Sewing Center
in Milford, DE

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Mary Anne Linscott at
Husker Sew Vac in Lincoln, NB
Nancy Rogers (center) at Red Barn
Sewing & Yarn Center, in Merrimac, MA
Joan Cahill at Able Sewing Machine
in Raynham, MA

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Our own Ray Bunora, IT Manager
at Janome America in Mahwah NJ
Loretta Coder at Foraker Vacuum
& Sewing in Iowa City, IA
Peg Battles at AGR Sewing Machine Sales
and Service Sewing in Central Square, NY

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The group Ellies Circle won at Blaine
Sewing Machine in Cranston, RI
Paula Cunningham at Shades, Quilts, & Etc.
in Monte Vista, CO
Barbara Huff at Leah's Fabric Gallery
in Mission Viejo, CA

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Evelyn Carpenter at Coastal Sew & Appliance
in Wilmington, NC
Anne Wallace at Vacuum World
in Taylors, SC
Wilma Van Ryn at Somewhere Sewing
in Johnson City, TN

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Deborah Wood at DuPage Sewing Machine
& Vacuum in Lisle, IL
Avis Sele at Quilt S'more
in Roseau, MN
Sheri Spickler at Sunbury Sewing Center
in Sunbury, PA

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Lucy Rosales at AAA Sewing Machine
in Modesto, CA
Marie Dewar another winner at AAA Sewing
Machine in Modesto, CA
United Methodist Church Sew 'n Love group
won at Pats Creative Stitchery in Hemingford, NE

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Mary Eitelman at Guarantee Vacuum &
Sewing Center in Kokomo, IN
Lillian Wantegravis won for St. Anne's Linus Group
at Marion's Sew and Vac in S Bellingham, MA