Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 2014 Meeting, Show & Tell

Save The Date for our 10th Annual Challenge & 15th Birthday Celebration!

It's coming: get your yarn and fabric packets for the 10th Annual Challenge through September! 

The Annual Challenge will take place at our 15th Birthday Celebration on October 18, 2014. 

See packets for Challenge guidelines. See photos from our previous Challenges.

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REMINDER: When making quilts for The Linus Connection, please AVOID the following fabrics:
  • Scary, violent or adult images (skeletons, liquor, etc.)
  • Religious or Holiday-themed (Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Halloween, etc.)

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Linus WEIGHTED BLANKET Sew Days
Wednesday, August 25, 2014
1:00 - 4:30
 &
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
9:30 - 4:30

@ The Stitching Studio
12325 Hymeadow Dr.
Bldg. 4 - 102

Join us for a special WEIGHTED BLANKET Sew Day (see demo below for details). 

Bring your sewing machine and we'll provide all materials needed to make Weighted Blankets. We'll be there all day, so consider bringing your lunch. Snacks are also appreciated. Drinks are available for cash purchase at the Stitching Studio.

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Fleece Blankets
Fleece blankets made for The Linus Connection should use a single layer of fabric. The following links include information on easy ways to finish fleece blankets.

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Pieced Quilt Backs
For those of you turning in quilt tops wider than 40" for quilting, please include a pieced back that is at least 4" wider and 4" longer than the top. It helps save our volunteer quilters a lot of time if they do not have to find backs wide enough for the larger tops. Complete blanket specifications are here.


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Monthly Demo
Each month after Show & Tell, we present free, short demonstrations of blanket making techniques to our volunteers. 




On Saturday, Stephanie demonstrated how to make weighted blankets. The next Linus Sew Day on September 17, 2014 @ The Stitching Studio will be a Weighted Blanket Work Day.



Show And Tell
Blankets were shown and donated on Saturday, August 16, 2014. They 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 at 10 a.m.

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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. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 2014 Meeting, Show & Tell

Challenge
Fabric and Yarn packets for our 10th Annual Challenge will be signed out through September. The Challenge will take place at our Birthday Celebration October 2014. See packets for Challenge guidelines. See photos from our previous Challenges.

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Linus Sew Day
Saturday, July 26, 2014
9:30 - 4:30

@ The Stitching Studio
12325 Hymeadow Dr.
Bldg. 4 - 102

Bring your sewing machine and supplies, crochet or knitting! We will have quilt kits, cutting stations and plenty of room to work! Keith will be on hand to help with crochet. We'll be there all day, so consider bringing your lunch. Snacks are also appreciated. Drinks are available for cash purchase at the Stitching Studio.

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Special Project - Weighted Blankets

 

If you might be interested in helping making weighted blankets, please email Stephanie for details. She has been making these special request blankets herself and any help would be appreciated. A big thanks to the volunteers that are already working on this project! About weighted/sensory blankets & Printable Instructions.

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Fleece Blankets
Fleece blankets made for The Linus Connection should use a single layer of fabric. The following links include information on easy ways to finish fleece blankets.

♥ ♥ ♥

Pieced Quilt Backs
For those of you turning in quilt tops wider than 40" for quilting, please include a pieced back that is at least 4" wider and 4" longer than the top. It helps save our volunteer quilters a lot of time if they do not have to find backs wide enough for the larger tops. Complete blanket specifications are here.


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Monthly Demo
Each month after Show & Tell, we present free, short demonstrations of blanket making techniques to our volunteers. 
Crochet with Keith, July 2014

Volunteers needed for the demos listed below. If you have a fun pattern, some tips or other blanket-making ideas you'd like to share, please email Jennifer.

  • August - TBA
  • September - TBA
  • October - No Demo, Birthday/Challenge
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Show And Tell
Blankets were shown and donated on Saturday, July 19, 2014. They 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 at 10 a.m.

Click on any photo to see it bigger!


































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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.