Allison Carr’s Grandma Jean’s Warm Up project continues with an event Sunday.
The project, which she describes as “Crochet for a Cause,” focuses on having members of the community crocheting “granny” squares to be sewn together to create blankets for homeless people.
This is being done in honor of her late grandmother, Jean Ann Martin.
Carr has hosted two square-making events, at the Lemon Street Gallery and the Northside Library, with a third event set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Public Craft Brewing Co., 716 58th St.
Admission is free, everyone is welcome and supplies will be provided, Carr said.
The fourth public crocheting event is 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Kenosha Senior Center, 2717 67th St.
A culminating event, at which blankets formed by the 4-inch-by-4-inch squares will be stitched together, will be Oct. 20 at Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St.
That is “the big event,” Carr said. From 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., volunteers are needed “to come help stitch thousands of donated granny squares into blankets for the homeless.
Supplies are provided, and there will be food and drinks throughout the day.”
Her goal is to make 20 blankets, “but I feel we’re going to make a lot more,” Carr said.
Carr is partnering with Arnetta Griffin, who provides free meals to the homeless through her venture God’s Kitchen of Kenosha. Carr is counting on Griffin to help get the blankets to those most in need.
People will be able to pick up the blankets on Oct. 27. Carr is still working on details for that event.
As of this week, Carr said she had received some 1,200 granny squares.
For more information, search “Grandma Jean’s Warm Up” on Facebook and Instagram.