Fashion 2 students create quilts for children in need

Students stand while holding their quilts.
Fashion 2 students created quilts for Project Linus. Back row, from left, Hannah Pena, Isabella VanCott, Nicole Healy, Aleena Jacob, Owen Drummond. Front row, from left, Mary Quinn, Leah Nemec, Steffany Jackson, Kaitlyn Gati, Samantha Lewis.

Students in Janice Marsiglio’s Fashion 2 class at Goshen High School recently completed homemade quilts for Project Linus.

Project Linus is a national non-profit organization with a chapter in Orange County that collects blankets and distributes them to children in hospitals, shelters and social service agencies or anywhere a child might be in need of a hug. Project Linus is named after the Peanuts comic strip and provides a sense of comfort for children who are seriously ill or traumatized by providing them with a new, handmade blanket.

The blankets will be on display at the annual Festival of the Arts on Wednesday, May 23 at Goshen High School.  They will then be donated at the June meeting of the Orange County Chapter for Project Linus.

“This community service project has provided the Fashion 2 students with an opportunity to display their talents and creativity as well as bring a smile to a child,” said Marsiglio.

For more information, visit www.projectlinus.org or email janice.marsglio@gcsny.org.