Wednesday, September 21, 2022

September 2022 Meeting Updates, Special Guest, plus Show & Tell




October is our BIG BIRTHDAY MONTH and everyone is invited! 

  • WHO - All Volunteers, Recipient Facilities & individual recipients, and friends!
  • Where: St. Philip's Family Life Center, to the left of the playground (16321 Great Oaks Dr, Round Rock, TX 78681)
  • When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 9-11 am
  • What: The Linus Connection's 23rd Birthday featuring Door Prizes, our Annual Quilt & Yarn Challenge, Silent Auction* items, and the return of the $5 Fat Quarter Table*!
  • Annual Challenge: Our Annual Challenge will be on display featuring quilts and yarn blankets made by our wonderful volunteers. We'll vote for favorites and hand out prizes for Viewer's Choice! Challenge Entries are due no later than 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 15. Have a question about the Challenge? Email Osie (osie.leb@gmail.com). See our past Challenges.
  • Food: Volunteers are invited to bring a snack or treat to share. Drinks will be provided.
  • Silent Auction: 
    The 2022 Silent Auction will be almost as big as last year! There will be crafting items, quilting, fabric, yarn, and much, much more! The auction closes at 10:45. New this year: Minimum bid raises for items that have reached $25 in bids will be +$5. Winners must be present to win. Payment* is required at the end of the auction and then you can take your goodies home! Watch our social media for previews. Have questions? Contact Jennifer (jennifer@thelinusconnection.org)
  • $5 Fat Quarter Table:  $5 Fat Quarter Table with bundles of 6 fat quarters for a donation of $5. Payment* is required on the day of the event.
  • Blanket Donations will still be accepted during our Birthday Celebration. Not able to make it? Find a Drop-Off location!

*Cash, check (payable to The Linus Connection), & PayPal are accepted for Donations, Silent Auction payment, and the $5 Fat Quarter table. For PayPal, donors will either need the PayPal app on their phone OR to be logged in to their PayPal account on their phone. The Linus Connection will not have the facilities to log in to user accounts or accept payment any other way. We appreciate your understanding. The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. 

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

Upcoming Meetings

October 15, 2022
BIRTHDAY MONTH!

November 19, 2022
December 17, 2022
January 21, 2023
February 18, 2023
March 18, 2023
April 15, 2023
May 20, 2023



Quilts for Uvalde Update

We have completed our last anticipated delivery to the children of Uvalde.  

Our final count for this very special project was:
605 regular quilts & blankets
15 weighted quilts & blankets

Any blankets received from this point on will go to our regular facilities.
 Thank you to all of our volunteers for your help.



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.




The Linus Connection was honored to have a special visitor during Saturday's meeting! Madison from Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services joined us and shared a little about what her organization does. Thank you, Madison!



This month's Demo was Sarah and her lovely assistant Susan with Big Log Cabins!


 

 

 

 


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

Upcoming Demos:
  • October - Birthday Celebration + Challenge (no demo)
  • November - Demo with Sheryl & Sarah
  • December - Holiday Party (no demo)
  • January 2023 - Panels with Marge & Friends
  • February 2023 - How to use Leaders and Ender to make a quilt with Paula B
  • March 2023 - Skateboard Demo with Marge
  • April 2023 - Available
  • May 2023 - Available




Blankets shown were donated on Saturday, September 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

 
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, September 13, 2022

The Linus Connection September 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, September 17, 2022, 9-11 am
  • What: Announcements, updates, Show & Tell, Blanket donation collection, sorting/distribution, supply pick-up, and Linus Mall.
  • Quilts For Uvalde: We have completed our last anticipated delivery to Uvalde.  Any blankets received from this point on will go to our regular facilities. Thank you to all of our volunteers for your help with this very special project.
  • IKEA Bags - Delivery persons: this is a reminder to please return any of the labeled blue IKEA delivery bags you may have.
  • Silent Auction: We are only accepting basket donations until after the October auction. Please hold other contributions for later or share them elsewhere. We thank you for your generous support!
  • Demo: Big Log Cabin with Sarah Spence
  • Masks: optional but encouraged due to the size of our meeting space.
  • Not able to make it? Find a Drop-Off location!

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



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, August 23, 2022

August 2022 Updates + Show & Tell

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

Upcoming Meetings

September 17, 2022
October 15, 2022
November 19, 2022
December 17, 2022
January 21, 2023
February 18, 2023
March 18, 2023
April 15, 2023
May 20, 2023





We are only accepting basket donations until after the October auction. Please hold donations for later or share elsewhere. We thank you for your generous support!





Annual Challenge packs are still available!


Challenge kits and rules were handed out during our May 2022 meeting for our 18th Annual Challenge! If you missed it, check with us at next month's meetings to get your Challenge Pack.

The Annual Quilt & Blanket Challenge is part of our Birthday Celebration. Both will happen during our October meeting!

The Challenge is a great opportunity for our volunteers to try something new and showcase their talents to visitors and recipient facilities. 

Mark your calendars: This year's event will be Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Have a question about the 2022 Challenge? Email Osie.





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 currently do not need weighted blanket tops but we are still in need of Pellet Pockets! Instructions to make pellet pockets are 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.


 

 






August Demo - Pieced Dogs & Cats with Paula

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

Upcoming Demos:

  • September - Big Log Cabin with Sarah S.
  • October - Birthday Celebration + Challenge (no demo)
  • November - Demo with Sheryl & Sarah
  • December - Holiday Party (no demo)
  • January 2023 - Panels with Marge & Friends
  • February 2023 - Available
  • March 2023 - Available
  • April 2023 - Available




Blankets shown were donated on Saturday, August 20, 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!



Patterns by Jeanie Toewe:

































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.