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Old 04-08-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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6 x 9 inch Rectangles for Charity
I found a link from a posting on this site so i thought I'd put it on this forum. The website is http://www.rectangle6x9.org/

They ask people to create 6inch by 9 inch blocks. Every 2-3 months they get a group of volunteers togethor to sew 49 of these blocks togethor to make Afgans. Then they deliver them to military hospitals. They have delivered over 1,000 Afgans there site says. They even made it on Fox News. There's a link to the article on their homepage in the top right corner.

The best thing about it is that there's no way I could make an entire blanket by myself and making 6 x 9 inch blocks is perfect.

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Old 04-09-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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Thanks, Heather. I help with this project. You can do as little or as much as you want.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:16 PM   #3
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I have also made rectangles for this organization. The blankets get distributed all over the US and overseas as well. This project is near and dear to me as I have a son in the Air Force. There is no minimum amount to send either as they appreciate each rectangle that arrives.

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Trying a new stitch
To our Rectangle Makers ... thought it would be fun to throw a challenge out there for everyone making 6”x9” rectangles for our March Put Together Event…. here it is:

I challenge you to make one rectangle using a new stitch!

It can be a combination that is different than you’ve done before. Like something other than garter like a basket weave
for our advanced people - add a cable or a heart into the pattern

So ….. will you take my challenge and if so…. what stitch will YOU be trying?
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HAP Membership open until 1/21/2011
Help us continue to thank our wounded Service Men and Women.
HAP is accepting new Members for a limited time until 1/21/11.


Join us or tell a friend, who crochets or knits, & help to make handmade afghans for those who have given so much for us and for our country.

Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net before making any rectangles to get information on HAP Membership. (Registration is a two part process).

HAP only accepts Rectangles from registered Members.
http://www.rectangle6x9.org
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Today seemed a good day to again share this note received in 2009:
----- Forwarded Message -----
To: Rectangle6x9@comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Subject: FW: Afghan shipment

Deborah,

Thank you for the afghans. I have a great story.....Our hospitality cart was giving items to the soldiers last week and there was a WWII veteran / patient. Our volunteer gave him a red/white/blue afghan, the gentleman pulled it up to his chin and started crying, he then began talking with our volunteer for the next hour. When our volunteer left, the family followed and told the volunteer that the gentleman had not spoken at all over the last two weeks. There is so much love in those blankets!

There are no words that can express our thanks!

V/R
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Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC & Pope AFB, NC

Reminder that membership to The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is open until January 21, 2011. If you would like to make rectangles please send an email to Rectangle6x9@comcast.net *before* starting.
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Deborah,

That is one of the compelling stories I've ever heard. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for all that you do.
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Today seemed a good day to again share this note received in 2009:
----- Forwarded Message -----
To: Rectangle6x9@comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Subject: FW: Afghan shipment

Deborah,

Thank you for the afghans. I have a great story.....Our hospitality cart was giving items to the soldiers last week and there was a WWII veteran / patient. Our volunteer gave him a red/white/blue afghan, the gentleman pulled it up to his chin and started crying, he then began talking with our volunteer for the next hour. When our volunteer left, the family followed and told the volunteer that the gentleman had not spoken at all over the last two weeks. There is so much love in those blankets!

There are no words that can express our thanks!

V/R
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American Red Cross
Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC & Pope AFB, NC

Reminder that membership to The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is open until January 21, 2011. If you would like to make rectangles please send an email to Rectangle6x9@comcast.net *before* starting.
That was so sweet. I have sent an e-mail asking to join your project. Hope to hear from you soon.
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Help make handmade afghans for those wounded in service to our country!!

Membership to HAP - The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project - is only open until January 21, 2011.

Don't miss this opportunity to come together with over 1,500 Volunteers to show our wounded Service Men & Women that we remember and we care!!!

Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net before making any rectangles to get information on HAP Membership. (Registration is a two part process).
HAP only accepts Rectangles from registered Members.
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What an awesome idea!!
This is such a cool idea that I sent an email asking to take part. I'm really excited!
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