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Oahu woman blankets keiki with comfort, love

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Over the years, Project Linus has delivered more than 2 million blankets nationwide. Last year the Oahu chapter of the organization delivered 504 blankets; the goal this year is 750.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Raquel Tucker, left, and Susan Higgins fold quilts to be distributed.

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    This plush Linus doll was on display during a Project Linus Oahu chapter get-together in Kaneohe.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A Leihoku Elementary student made a hand-knotted fleece quilt for the Project Linus Oahu chapter.

Raquel Tucker has developed a mild obsession with blankets. She learned to sew about three years ago, and while listening to sewing podcasts, Tucker learned about Project Linus. She then started an Oahu chapter and became its volunteer coordinator. Read more

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