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Welcome Blanket Knit-In

January 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Welcome Blanket Knit-In

Welcome Blanket Knit-InInspo: Expo


Welcome Blanket Knit-In

The Town of Brookline MLK’s celebration Committee invites you to come  learn how to knit, crochet, or quilt a Welcome Blanket (www.welcomeblanket.org)

Your blanket will be displayed in March as part of HIAS’s National refugee Shabbat and then gifted to local resettlement agencies to our newest neighbors. All crafting abilities and all ages welcome to this free event!

For more information, email Hadassah Margolis at: inspoexpo.brookline@gmail.com

Dear Inspo:Expo Participants and Supporters:

The tradition of Inspo:Expo continues! On MLK Day 2020, from 1pm-3pm, Inspo:Expo will present “The Welcome Blanket Knit-In” at Kehillath Israel (384 Harvard St.). The goal of the Knit-In is to create blankets and notes of welcome to give to immigrants and refugees. Each blanket will be displayed in a pop‐up exhibit (March 20‐21) at KI, as part of HIAS’s National Refugee Shabbat, and then sent to local resettlement agencies to be delivered to our newest neighbors.

Across the country, Welcome Blanket has inspired people to make 6,000 blankets, which were exhibited in three museum shows and then gifted to 30+ partnering resettlement agencies. In Brookline alone, local crafters have made over 80 blankets, and our first pop-up, “Interwoven: Craft, Story, Immigration,” was held at The Makery in September.

At the Knit-In, which will be part of the Town of Brookline’s official MLK Day programming, Brookline community members will offer tutorials in quilting and knitting. People are welcome to work together on blankets or bring a work-in-progress. Please feel free to bring your supplies and materials, and please spread the word about this free event!

Also, we will have a table for informational materials about other Inspo:Expo projects (135 projects since Fall 2017!). If you would like to have materials shared, please let me know.

Please email me with any questions, and/or if you plan to participate.

View the Inspo:Expo Welcome Blanket Knit-In event page on Facebook.

Press on the 1st Inspo:Expo: The Boston Globe and NBC Boston/NECN

Press on the 2nd Inspo:Expo: How To Inspire Childhood Activism and Brookline TAB Front Page


January 20, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Center Makor: The Campus
384 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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