Wednesday, January 12, 2022

January 15, 2022 Meeting Reminder



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

  • Where: St. Philip's Pre-School Building, 16321 Great Oaks Dr, Round Rock, TX 78681
  • When: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9-11 am
  • What: Announcements, updates, Show & Tell, Blanket donation collection, sorting/distribution, supply pick-up, and Linus Mall.
  • Demo: Basting your Quilt with Kaye H.
  • Masks: For the continued safety of all of our volunteers, masks are encouraged.
  • Not able to make it? Find a Drop-Off location below!
Need to change your email or be removed from the list? Contact Jennifer.

We encourage you to drop your blankets off in person at our monthly meeting. If that isn't an option for you, the following drop-off locations will continue to be available:

Please see each listing for details. 

9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300
Austin, TX 78729
512-257-1269
Donations can be dropped off inside the store during regular store hours (M-Sat, 10-5).

3010 Williams Drive Suite 156
Georgetown, TX 78628
512-863-6108
Blankets can be dropped off during store hours. Check website for up-to-date hours.

512-238-0109
8503 Bobcat Dr. 
Round Rock TX 78681
Please call or email Marge before dropping off donations.



ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew-on Linus label. These will be available at our June meeting, Please note, you no longer need to bag your blankets in plastic or include a log sheet unless you are dropping them off at one of the locations listed above.


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, Email
  • 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, December 21, 2021

December 2021 Meeting, Show & Tell

Thank you to our volunteers for coming out on a cold and rainy day to help us in our mission to provide blankets for children who need them.

A special thanks to the members of the Hallmark Club for their donation!

We hope to see you in 2022!

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

2022 Meetings
January 15, 2022
February 19, 2022
March 19, 2022
April 16, 2022
May 21, 2022
June 18, 2022
July 16, 2022
August 20, 2022
September 17, 2022
October 15, 2022
November 19, 2022
December 17, 2022


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.



Do you have a fabric donation? 
Please contact Marge to make drop-off arrangements. Thanks!







 
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 for placement.

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.




Our weighted blanket tops are made with 4 1/2" squares to make 4" finished blocks. We can also use brick quilt tops if the bricks are staggered and the sizes are equivalent to a top made with 4 1/2" squares. Brick quilt top tutorial.

Weighted blanket quilt tops should be completed and turned in to the kitchen during our monthly meeting. These will be picked up by Anne. Thank you all for your help!


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.



We did not have a December Demo as we shared our annual Holiday Celebration.  If you'd like to book a Demo for 2022, please email Jennifer.

Upcoming Demos:
  • January 2022 - Basting Your Quilt with Kaye H.
  • February 2022 - "Whirling Stripes" with Paula B.
  • March 2022 - Available



Blankets shown were donated on Saturday, December 18, 2021, 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, December 14, 2021

December 2021 Meeting Reminder



Hello, friends! This is a reminder that The Linus Connection's December meeting is this Saturday.

  • Where: St. Philip's Pre-School Building
  • When: Saturday, December 18, 2021, 9-11 am
  • What: Announcements, updates, Show & Tell, Blanket donation collection, sorting/distribution, supply pick-up, and Linus Mall.
  • Demo: No Demo this month, but we will be having our holiday celebration! Feel free to bring a snack to share.
  • Masks: For the continued safety of all of our volunteers, masks are encouraged.
  • Not able to make it? Find a Drop-Off location below!
Need to change your email or be removed from the list? Contact Jennifer.

Now that we'll be getting back to regular monthly meetings, we encourage you to drop your blankets off in person. If that isn't an option for you, the following drop-off locations will continue to be available:
Please see each listing for details. 

9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300
Austin, TX 78729
512-257-1269
Donations can be dropped off inside the store during regular store hours (M-Sat, 10-5).

3010 Williams Drive Suite 156
Georgetown, TX 78628
512-863-6108
Blankets can be dropped off during store hours. Check website for up-to-date hours.

512-238-0109
8503 Bobcat Dr. 
Round Rock TX 78681
Please call or email Marge before dropping off donations.



ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew-on Linus label. These will be available at our June meeting, Please note, you no longer need to bag your blankets in plastic or include a log sheet unless you are dropping them off at one of the locations listed above.


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, Email
  • 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 23, 2021

November 2021 Meeting with Demo and Show & Tell

Thank you all for joining us for the November 2021 meeting of The Linus Connection. With your help, we distributed approximately 800 quilts and blankets to children in crisis in Central Texas just for the month of November!


Did you miss our October Birthday Celebration? 


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

2021 Meetings
December 18, 2021

2022 Meetings
January 15, 2022
February 19, 2022
March 19, 2022
April 16, 2022
May 21, 2022
June 18, 2022
July 16, 2022
August 20, 2022
September 17, 2022
October 15, 2022
November 19, 2022
December 17, 2022



Do you have a fabric donation? 
Please contact Marge to make drop-off arrangements. Thanks!







 
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 for placement.

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.


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.






Our weighted blanket tops are made with 4 1/2" squares to make 4" finished blocks. We can also use brick quilt tops if the bricks are staggered and the sizes are equivalent to a top made with 4 1/2" squares. Brick quilt top tutorial.

We are currently in need of weighted blanket tops in the following sizes:

  • Teen appropriate fabric  10x10, 9x11, and 10x12 squares.  
  • Middle school appropriate fabric in 8x10, 8x8, 9x9 squares.
  • Elementary appropriate fabric 6x8, 6x9, 7x9 squares.

Weighted blanket quilt tops should be completed and turned in to the kitchen during our monthly meeting. These will be picked up by Anne. Thank you all for your help!


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.


Instead of our usual Demo, we had a special presentation from Osie, Kathy, & Suzanne of 17 finished quilts made from 21 yards of fabric donated by Timeless Treasures! Kathy & Suzanne made all of the quilts from the variety of teal floral fabrics and Osie quilted all the tops!










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

Upcoming Demos:
  • December 2021 - Holiday Party (no Demo)
  • January 2022 - Pin Basting Your Quilt with Kaye H.
  • February 2022 - "Whirling Stripes" with Paula B.
  • March 2022 - Available



Blankets shown were donated on Saturday, November 20, 2021, 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.