A binky is a homemade blanket that can be sewn, knitted, crocheted or quilted. They range in size from 3 feet square up to twin bed size. (Sometimes we get requests for smaller binkies, 2' x 2' for our little Preemie babies, stroller size and our Binky Angels.) more
Several months ago, Susan Finch was interviewed by Nancy as a guest via Skype. Click the headline to see the video. more
Binky Patrol Just Turned 14 Today
Susan Finch, Founder
Give a shout here to celebrate Binky Patrol turning 14 today! I almost forgot until Area Coordinator, Sue Ochoa reminded me. Thanks Sue!
It's been a fabulous year. I'd love for all of our chapter leaders to post their anniversary comment below.
Piles and piles of binkies were what this past year has been about!
We took in more binkies during the past four months than we had in three years! It was AMAZING.
We've met new people, added new chapters, said goodbye to a few friends and added new sponsors. Thank you, everyone for adding to our success as we continue to make blankets for children in need of comfort.
I received a beautiful letter in the mail with an amazing book, "Quilting for Peace" by Katherine Bell. This book is a compilation of more than 25 inspiring essays and 15 charity projects. We were interviewed so that we could be included in this lovely book.
Not only does it tell the stories, but gives patterns for some easy and beautiful projects. more
Susan Finch, Founder
Binky Patrol is now 13 years old! WOO HOO! Some of you have been with us for years and years. Some of you are newer. Those who have been with us for so long have watched us transition from an organization where I had 14 hours a day to devote to my journey into motherhood. We have gone from printed newsletters and bulk mail accounts to being green and online. All the while we have made binkies, binkies, binkies. more
Marlys Vaughan came to us an an unsuspecting virtual volunteer nearly 3 years ago. She lent a hand whenever she was asked and really got the Binky spirit. With some changes directors had to made due to family, we asked her to join us on the board of directors. She has been supporting our chapter leaders behind the scenes for a while now. It was time to bring her out in the open! :) Thank you, Marlys. We are honored to have you on the board. more
Adelle Tilton, Author - CraftModo.com
Craftmodo, and I personally, would like to thank you for the work you do. Making a difference in our world is the most important job there is and to do it so selflessly leaves us grateful.
Liberty Review, May 5th, 1894, p. 354
"I was invited to participate in a radio documentary on blanket makers and blanket mission history. While compiling research, I came across the word origin for "blanketeer." I've read various Binky Patrol chapter websites that also refer to participating volunteers as blanketeers so I thought you might enjoy reading this if you hadn't already..." from Hillary Roberts, President Project Linus NJ, Inc. more