Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 2018 Meeting, Show & Tell + Raffle Quilt!



♥ NEXT LINUS MEETING ♥

Saturday, July 21, 2018



Now on sale! Tickets for the 2018 Linus Connection Raffle Quilt

"All Around Texas"
76" X 88"
6 for $5 and $1 each

We'd love to show our quilt at your shop, guilt, or other related events! Contact Becky for scheduling.

Linus Volunteers - Check out raffle quilts to sell at our monthly meetings. Need tickets before then? Contact Suzanne. Did you miss getting a postcard? Print this flyer to help sell your tickets!

A huge thanks to the wonderful volunteers who made this beautiful quilt happen: Wildflower Bee of the Chisholm Trail Quilt Guild pieced the beautiful top. The quilt was bound by Marjorie Pyle. The label was made by Rita Loyd.




Challenge kits and rules were handed out at during our May 2018 meeting. If you missed it, check with Osie at next month's meetings for Challenge packs. 

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 20, 2018.

Challenge Blankets should be the same size as all other Linus blankets.
Click for a printable version of our guidelines.

***Have a question about the 2018 Challenge? Email Osie.***




It's time for Camp Quilts! We began our annual collection of Camp Quilts at our March 2018 meeting. 

Camp quilts need are larger sizes for school-aged children, ages 7 - 17. We emphasize quilts because they are better for a camp environment, but we will also be distributing some yarn, fleece, and flannel where appropriate.

We are collecting quilts and blankets for Royal Family Camp
 
, & Camp Erin (formerly Camp Braveheart).


During Camp Quilt collection, we will continue to provide quilts, yarn and fleece blankets for distribution to our usual recipient facilities. 

Thank you to everyone that donates every month and for helping to make camp quilt donations possible!



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.



Charity Sew Days @ The Stitching Studio
12325 Hymeadow Dr,  #4-102,  Austin, TX 78750

The Stitching Studio invites Linus volunteers on the second
and fourth Wednesday of each month, 1 - 4:30, for Charity Sewing.
Work on your charity project with no studio cost. Linus Kits will be available

Upcoming 2018 Dates:

June 27
July 11 & 25
August 8 & 22
September 12 & 26
October 10 & 24
November 14 & 28
December 12 & 28

♥ ♥ ♥



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!






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. 

New on the Weighted Blanket information page - Washing a Weighted Blanket!

Have questions? Contact Stephanie or Anne.




Each month, we present a free demonstration of a fun and easy technique, pattern, etc. to inspire our volunteers. Want to share a Demo with our group? Email Jennifer!

Upcoming Demos & Presentations:
  • July -  "Molly" bordered squares with Laura S.
  • August - TBA
  • September - String Piecing with Barbara
  • October - Birthday Celebration & Annual Challenge
  • November - TBA
  • December - Holiday Celebration



Blankets were shown on Saturday, June 16, 2108. 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.

Click on any photo to see it bigger!
































   
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, May 22, 2018

May 2018 Meeting, Show & Tell, Challenge Announcement


♥ NEXT LINUS MEETING ♥

Saturday, June 16, 2018




Osie talks about the 2018 Linus Blanket Challenge

Challenge kits and rules were handed out at during our May 2018 meeting. If you missed it, check with Osie at next month's meetings for Challenge packs. 

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 20, 2018.

Challenge Blankets should be the same size as all other Linus blankets.
Click for a printable version of our guidelines.

Have a question about the 2018 Challenge? Email Osie.




It's time for Camp Quilts! We began our annual collection of Camp Quilts at our March 2018 meeting. 

Camp quilts need are larger sizes for school-aged children, ages 7 - 17. We emphasize quilts because they are better for a camp environment, but we will also be distributing some yarn, fleece, and flannel where appropriate.

We are collecting quilts and blankets for Royal Family Camp
, & Camp Erin (formerly Camp Braveheart).


During Camp Quilt collection, we will continue to provide quilts, yarn and fleece blankets for distribution to our usual recipient facilities. 

Thank you to everyone that donates every month and for helping to make camp quilt donations possible!



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.



Charity Sew Days @ The Stitching Studio
12325 Hymeadow Dr,  #4-102,  Austin, TX 78750

The Stitching Studio invites Linus volunteers on the second
and fourth Wednesday of each month, 1 - 4:30, for Charity Sewing.
Work on your charity project with no studio cost. Linus Kits will be available

Upcoming 2018 Dates:

May 9 & 23
June 13 & 27
July 11 & 25
August 8 & 22
September 12 & 26
October 10 & 24
November 14 & 28
December 12 & 28

♥ ♥ ♥



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!






JOIN US IN JUNE DURING OUR USUAL DEMO TIME FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WEIGHTED BLANKETS. (Rescheduled from May.)

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. 

Have questions? Contact Stephanie or Anne.




Each month, we present a free demonstration of a fun and easy technique, pattern, etc. to inspire our volunteers. Want to share a Demo with our group? Email Jennifer!

Upcoming Demos & Presentations:
  • June - (rescheduled from May) Weighted Blanket Information with Stephanie
  • July -  "Molly" bordered squares with Laura S.
  • August - TBA
  • September - String Piecing with Barbara
  • October - Birthday Celebration & Annual Challenge
  • November - TBA
  • December - Holiday Celebration



Blankets were shown on Saturday, May 22, 2108. 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.

Click on any photo to see it bigger!

Longtime Linus volunteer Georgia is moving. Thanks for everything, Georgia, we'll miss you!









































   
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.