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There’s nothing quite like curling up in a cozy blanket handmade with love, is there?

For this issue’s Stitching Hearts project, we’re collecting knit and crochet squares which will be sewn together to make blankets. The blankets will be donated to a shelter, but we haven’t decided which quite yet. If you have a suggestion of where you’re like them to go, let me know!

All squares should be a multiple of 10 cm by 10 cm. Use whatever colour, material and pattern you like. Practice your basic crocheting skills or knit a heart into it! We don’t care as long as the squares fit together in the end.

We’ll gather on Saturday June 4 at noon near the duck pond at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg to sew the patches together. Not in Winnipeg? No problem! Organize your own event and send the blankets to whichever groups you think could use some love, comfort and warmth.

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