Monday, August 7, 2017
A Message for All Volunteers (also sent out via Yahoo! Group):
St. Philip's, the church where The Linus Connection meets each month, will be gearing up for preschool on the day of our August 19 meeting and our usual space will not be available. We have been offered a room in the small building to the right of where we normally meet.
Because of the limited space, the August 19 meeting will be for Fabric & Yarn Pick-up, Blanket Drop-Off, and Blanket Sorting/Distribution ONLY. Challenge packs will also be available.
There will be no announcements, Show & Tell, or Demo. The August Demo (Simple Applique with Becky) has been rescheduled to September.
If at all possible, please bring your blankets with labels and tags attached as we won't be able to sew them on at the meeting. Unlabeled blankets are welcome, but will not go out until September.
Our September meeting will take place as scheduled.
We're truly sorry for the inconvenience.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS: OUR USUAL MEETING PLACE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR AUGUST.
THIS MEETING WILL BE SUPPLY PICK UP & BLANKET DROP-OFF ONLY.
MORE DETAILS TO COME.
The Challenge Has Begun & SAVE THE DATE!
Challenge kits and rules were handed out at our June meeting. If you missed it, check with Osie at next month's meetings for Challenge packs. Have a question? Email Osie.
The Annual Blanket Challenge is part of our Birthday Celebration held every October. It's 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 21.
A Little More Camp
We had a late request from a new camp. In July, we were able to set aside 100 blankets for the Sunshine Camp of Austin. Thank you to our volunteers who continue to provide us with wonderful blankets in order to fill each and every facility request.
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Everything you need to know about making blankets to donate to The Linus Connection: Sizes, fabrics, & more! Printable document at the link.
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Please remember: Paper Tags should include your first name at the top.
ALL blankets should include a paper tag and a sew on label (see diagram above).
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Our volunteers make hundreds of blankets each month to meet the need of children in crisis in Central Texas. To do this, many supplies are needed. We are constantly in need of washable 100% acrylic yarn. Leftover balls of yarn to full skeins are gratefully accepted.
Have yarn? Bring it to the next Linus meeting or leave it at one of our Drop-Off locations clearly marked for The Linus Connection.
Not from the Austin area? Email Jennifer for the best address to mail yarn donations!
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We continue to have requests for weighted blankets, and are in special need of the larger sized quilt tops.
Please turn your Pellet Pockets and finished tops for Weighted Blankets at the monthly meeting, Please note: If you are helping with Weighted Blankets, pockets, tops, etc. go in the blue bin on the desk in the kitchen. Be sure to sign tops in on the Sign In Sheet as Quilt Tops.
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Each month after Show & Tell, we present free, short demonstrations of blanket making techniques to our volunteers.
Want to share a Demo with our group? Email Jennifer!
Upcoming Demos & Presentations:
- August - Easy Applique with Becky
- September - TBA
- October - No Demo (Birthday/Annual Challenge)
- November - TBA
- December - No Demo (Holiday Party)
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Show And Tell
Blankets were shown on Saturday, July 15, 2017. They are not necessarily being shown by the person that made them. Only a sampling of donated blankets is shown each month.
All blankets shown were donated to children in crisis in Central Texas.
We encourage you to join us at our monthly meeting and participate in Show and Tell.