Tuesday, December 20, 2022

December 2022 Meeting Updates, Show & Tell

A hearty thank you to all of our volunteers for your hard work in 2022. 
We wish you and yours a happy new year and a very happy holiday season! We'll see you next year.


Need to change your email or be removed from the list? Contact us!


2023 Meetings:
January 21
February 18
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16




To qualify to order “Charitable Batting” from Hobbs Bonded Fibers, we are required to provide UPC labels
from Hobbs packaged batting.

If you are a quilter or know any quilters, please save your Hobbs batting bags or UPC labels and either bring them to the monthly meeting or mail them to us at The Linus Connection, P.O. Box 29491, Austin, Texas 78755. 

Please also ask any quilting friends you know to do this as well. We really depend on this batting to fulfill our deliveries each month.













Please remember: Paper Poems should include your first name at the top with the ribbon tied in a bow. Use a safety pin on quilts, NO safety pin on yarn blankets. ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew-on Linus label. 
See diagram above for placement or watch this super short video!

Dropping your donation off? Everything you need to know is herePlease note that quilts & blankets need to be bagged for drop-off locations, but not for monthly meetings.



We continue to need Weighted Blanket Tops. Current needs are for 8x10 (squares across x squares down) or larger.


If you are helping with Weighted Blankets making pellet pockets, tops, etc., these go on the desk in the kitchen. Be sure to sign tops in on the Sign In Sheet as Quilt Tops. 

Have questions? Contact Stephanie or Anne.





The was no December Demo to make time for our holiday celebration.

If you'd like to book a Demo, please email demos@thelinusconnection.org.

Upcoming Demos:
  • January - Panels with Marge and Friends
  • February - How to use Leaders and Ender to make a quilt with Paula
  • March - Skateboard Demo with Marge
  • April - Demo with Paula B
  • May - Challenge Handouts
  • June - Available
  • July - Available
  • August - Available
  • September - Available
  • October - Birthday Celebration (no demo)
  • November - Available
  • December - Holiday Party (no demo)





Blankets shown were donated on Saturday, December 17, 2022, and will go to children in crisis in Central Texas. 

Show & Tell quilts &  blankets are not necessarily being shown by the person that made them. Only a sampling of donated blankets is shown each month.

We encourage you to join us at our monthly meeting and participate in Show and Tell.

Click on any photo to see it bigger!





















Please keep an eye on the website, join our email list, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram for the latest Linus information. We also have a Facebook Group just for Linus Connection volunteers where you can share photos and chat! You can join here.


The Linus Connection Board Members
  • Stephanie, Executive Director, Liaison with all Recipient Facilities
  • Marge, Assistant Director, Fabric Donations
  • Jennifer, Social Media, Blanket Distribution
  • Anne, Yarn, Mail, Weighted Blankets
  • Sarah, Demos

 
The Linus Connection    P.O. Box 29491    Austin, Texas 78755
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

December 2022 Meeting Reminder






Hello, friends! This is your reminder that The Linus Connection's next meeting is this coming Saturday.

  • Where: St. Philip's Pre-School Building, 16321 Great Oaks Dr, Round Rock, TX 78681
  • When: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 9-11 am
  • What: Announcements, updates, Show & Tell, Blanket donation collection, sorting/distribution, supply pick-up, and Linus Mall.
  • IKEA Bags - Delivery persons: this is a reminder to please return any of the labeled blue IKEA delivery bags you may have.
  • Demo: NO DEMO. We'll be celebrating our final meeting of the year and invite our volunteers to bring a treat to share for our Holiday Party.
  • Not able to make it? Find a Drop-Off location!

Need to change your email or be removed from the list? Email us!


REMINDER: ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew-on Linus label. Learn more here.


Please keep an eye on the website, join our email list, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram for the latest Linus information. We also have a Facebook Group just for Linus Connection volunteers where you can share photos and chat! You can join here.


The Linus Connection Board Members
  • Stephanie, Executive Director, Liaison with all Recipient Facilities
  • Marge, Assistant Director, Fabric Donations
  • Jennifer, Social Media, Blanket Distribution
  • Anne, Yarn, Mail, Weighted Blankets

 
The Linus Connection    P.O. Box 29491    Austin, Texas 78755
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

November 2022 Meeting Updates, Show & Tell

November News:


Thank you to everyone who joined us for our November meeting. As a reminder, there will be no Demo in December. Instead, we hope you'll join us for our Holiday Celebration! Feel free to bring a snack or treat. We will have drinks and some fun surprises for our volunteers!


The Linus Connection Board would like to welcome Sarah Spence who has joined the Board for a trial period. Thank you Sarah!


If you paid for a t-shirt and have not yet picked it up, please contact Anne.


 
We'd like to share a special thanks to Camp Braveheart volunteer Ash, who shared many, many orphan blocks and quite a few quilt tops from their neighbor. These are the first two completed and turned in for donation. Thank you, Ash!


Anne at a DVISD event for special education and at-risk families.

 The Del Valle school that our blankets are going to is their DAEP  (Disciplinary Alternative Education Program) campus. The goal is for the students to return to their local schools.  This event was a parent & family night. Community partners were invited to attend and showcase some of their work.  We were one of 4 to do so and I used blankets from our first delivery including 2 weighted blankets. They had a barbecue dinner and a speaker whose aim was to motivate the kids in their life choices.

Need to change your email or be removed from the list? Contact Jennifer.

Upcoming Meetings

2022 Meetings:
December 17, 2022

2023 Meetings:
January 21
February 18
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16




To qualify to order “Charitable Batting” from Hobbs Bonded Fibers, we are required to provide UPC labels
from Hobbs packaged batting.

If you are a quilter or know any quilters, please save your Hobbs batting bags or UPC labels and either bring them to the monthly meeting or mail them to us at The Linus Connection, P.O. Box 29491, Austin, Texas 78755. 

Please also ask any quilting friends you know to do this as well. We really depend on this batting to fulfill our deliveries each month.













Please remember: Paper Poems should include your first name at the top with the ribbon tied in a bow. Use a safety pin on quilts, NO safety pin on yarn blankets. ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew-on Linus label. 
See diagram above for placement or watch this super short video!

Dropping your donation off? Everything you need to know is herePlease note that quilts & blankets need to be bagged for drop-off locations, but not for monthly meetings.



We continue to need Weighted Blankets. All info on how to help with this special project is here.

If you are helping with Weighted Blankets making pellet pockets, tops, etc., these go on the desk in the kitchen. Be sure to sign tops in on the Sign In Sheet as Quilt Tops. 

Have questions? Contact Stephanie or Anne.





This month's Demo was Scrappy Quilts with Sarah Spence, Sheryl Kowalczyk, Eileen Valdez, & Carole Coleman.


 

 

 

 

 

 

If you'd like to book a Demo, please email Jennifer.

Upcoming Demos:
  • December - Holiday Party (no demo)
  • January - Panels with Marge and Friends
  • February - How to use Leaders and Ender to make a quilt with Paula
  • March - Skateboard Demo with Marge
  • April - Demo with Paula B
  • May - Challenge Handouts
  • June - Available
  • July - Available
  • August - Available
  • September - Available
  • October - Birthday Celebration (no demo)
  • November - Available
  • December - Holiday Party (no demo)





Blankets shown were donated on Saturday, November 1, 2022, and will go to children in crisis in 9Central Texas. 

Show & Tell quilts &  blankets are not necessarily being shown by the person that made them. Only a sampling of donated blankets is shown each month.

We encourage you to join us at our monthly meeting and participate in Show and Tell.

Click on any photo to see it bigger!












Please keep an eye on the website, join our email list, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram for the latest Linus information. We also have a Facebook Group just for Linus Connection volunteers where you can share photos and chat! You can join here.


The Linus Connection Board Members
  • Stephanie, Executive Director, Liaison with all Recipient Facilities
  • Marge, Assistant Director, Fabric Donations
  • Jennifer, Social Media, Blanket Distribution
  • Anne, Yarn, Mail, Weighted Blankets

 
The Linus Connection    P.O. Box 29491    Austin, Texas 78755
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.