Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October 2016 - 17th Birthday Celebration and 12th Annual Challenge!

On October 15, 2015, The Linus Connection celebrated our 17th Birthday and our 12th Annual Challenge!

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Meeting & Silent Auction
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Our Birthday meeting included very special guests, our annual Blanket Challenge, lots of wonderful treats brought by our volunteers, a fun silent auction, lots of great door prizes, a fun guessing game, and much more!

We'd like to give a VERY SPECIAL THANKS to Timeless Treasures for being so supportive of our group. A big, big thank you to everyone that donated door prizes and items for our Silent Auction. We quite literally could not have done this without you!


We were honored to have many special guests join us during our Birthday Celebration!
Gloria from Wilco CAC, Amana with Tx Neuro Rehab, and Laura with YWCA (and some of  the Y kiddos!) joined us on our special day. Thank you all for being our honored guests.

There were oodles. And oodles. and OODLES of awesome door prizes. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the donors!

 Volunteers and visitors alike had a chance to win an LED task light by guessing how many balls of thread and to learn more about The Linus Connection or make a small donation. Our donation box raised $53. Thanks to everyone who guessed and all who donated!

♥♥ Silent Auction♥♥


The 2016 Silent Auction raised $723, almost doubling last year's donations! Thank you to everyone that donated items and BIG thanks to our bidders for supporting The Linus Connection.
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

More meeting fun! What a great turn out.

Display of Weighted Blankets.

 Our volunteers brought lots of good things to eat!

♥♥ The Linus Challenge Hall of Fame, Class of 2015♥♥
 The following beautiful quilts & blankets were made by last year's Challenge Viewer's Choice Favorites: Barbara, Shelley, Becky, Andi & Dorie

♥♥ 12th Annual Challenge ♥♥

Osie has tirelessly led our Challenge since the very first year.  Here is a special note from her:

So many thanks to all our volunteers -- the blanket makers as well as everyone that came early to help set up and hang blankets to make our birthday celebration a wonderful success!!   These blankets are going to bring  much needed comfort to so many children.  Special round of applause goes to our Linus Connection board members, each of you make all this possible with all your hard work and talents.  I LOVE being part of this organization. Thank you all, Osie

Visitors and volunteers alike had a chance to vote on their favorite quilts and favorite yarn blankets for 2016!

This year's theme was Harmony & Growth.
Quilter's received a variety of bundles of Timeless Treasures fabrics.
Knitters & Crocheters received a variety of green yarns.

Yarn Viewer's Choice - Sharon K.

Yarn Viewer's Choice - Sue S.

Quilt Viewer's Choice - Diana  A.

Quilt Viewer's Choice - Jeanne  T. 

Honorable Mention - Sarah S.

Honorable Mention - Sharon W.

 And now, all the Challenge entries!

Previous Challenges:
2015 ♥ 2014 ♥ 2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008 ♥ 2007  2006  2005

Please note that we do our best to photograph each Challenge blanket. As you can see there were MANY and they were all over the place! If your blanket has been accidentally omitted and you have a photo, please email it to Jennifer and it will be added below. Thanks!

♥♥Yarn Blankets♥♥


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 On your first visit, choose "The Linus Connection" as your charity. 
Your purchases will help support our awesome non-profit!

♥♥ Next Linus Meeting ♥♥

Saturday November 19, 2016

9 - 11 am

Show & Tell @10

String Piecing Demo with Barbara
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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.