Sunday, March 18, 2018

March 2018 Meeting & Show and Tell


NEXT LINUS MEETING

Saturday, April 21, 2017

NOTE: We're currently having some issues with our automated email reminders not sending. We hope to have those resolved before the April meeting. We apologize for the inconvenience.



Join us 
 @ The Stitching Studio
Saturday April 28, 2018
9:30 - 4pm
bring your sewing machine
&
your lunch

Knitters & crocheters welcome!


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

Please remember that our most of our camp facilities only accept quilts. Yarn, flannel and fleece blankets attract leaves and twigs. Camp quilts need are larger sizes for school-aged children, ages 7 - 17.

We collect quilts for Royal Family Camp & Camp Braveheart. We will also be supplying quilts & blankets to Sunshine Camps. Click each link to find out more about the respective camp.

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:
March 28
April 11
April 25
May 9
May 23

♥ ♥ ♥



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. 

Have questions? Contact Stephanie or Anne.




 

 

Making dull fabrics fun using 2 1/2" strips

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:
  • April - Flip Flops for Camp Quilts with Laura S.
  • May - TBA
  • June - 2018 Challenge Announcement
  • July -  "Molly" bordered squares with Laura S.




Blankets were shown on Saturday, March 17, 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!




























    
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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. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

February 2108 Meeting, Show & Tell







NEXT LINUS MEETING

Saturday, March 17, 2017





Join us 
@ The Stitching Studio
Saturday April 28, 2018
9:30 - 4pm
bring your sewing machine
&
your lunch

Knitters & crocheters welcome!





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

♥ ♥ ♥



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. 

Have questions? Contact Stephanie or Anne.




The February Demo was a presentation on the sizes, types of materials, and other information about making blankets for The Linus Connection.






Get everything you need to know here!

 

Please remember: Paper Poems should include your first name at the top. 
ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew on label (see diagram).


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:

  • March - TBA
  • April - TBA
  • May - TBA




Blankets were shown on Saturday, February 17, 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!



































    
Follow Me on Pinterest
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.