Make a Blanket Day to benefit Project Linus will be Jan. 9 at Jones Sewing Maching Co., 3410 N. Prospect Road, Peoria.

The mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets lovingly crated by volunteer  “blanketeers.”

Residents of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties may join in the fun Jan. 9 anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Sewing machines and fabric squares are provided. Fleece will be provided for those not wanting to sew.

Attendees are asked to bring their favorite notions, such as scissors, pins, etc., as well as their own lunch.