Saturday, October 31, 2020

Viewer's Choice Spotlight: Shelley Daley


2020 Virtual Challenge Winners!


This week, we'll be celebrating our wonderful volunteers by featuring one Viewer's Choice Winner per day. Please enjoy this spotlight and the little extras shared by our winners!

Thanks to Osie for taking photos of our winners with their quilts & blankets.




Today's Spotlight is Shelley Daley, our second and final Appliqué Winner!



   
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. 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Viewer's Choice Spotlight: Jeanne Toewe


2020 Virtual Challenge Winners!


This week, we'll be celebrating our wonderful volunteers by featuring one Viewer's Choice Winner per day. Please enjoy this spotlight and the little extras shared by our winners!

Thanks to Osie for taking photos of our winners with their quilts & blankets.




Today's spotlight is Jeane Toewe, one of our Pieced quilt winners!

Here's what Jeane has to say about her quilt:

The mermaids in this quilt were made using the Aloha Mermaid pattern designed by Sanchia Gain.  I designed the crabs and fish from pictures I got on the internet. I planned the layout so the crabs and fish were swimming with the mermaids. 
  

Note from Jennifer: I tried to find a link for the Aloha Mermaid pattern but was unable to find a current one. If you know of one, please email jennifer@thelinusconnection.org and I will update this post.

   
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. 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Viewer's Choice Spotlight: Cynthia Prater


2020 Virtual Challenge Winners!


This week, we'll be celebrating our wonderful volunteers by featuring one Viewer's Choice Winner per day. Please enjoy this spotlight and the little extras shared by our winners!

Thanks to Osie for taking photos of our winners with their quilts & blankets.




Today's spotlight is Cynthia Prater, one of our Appliqué Winners!


Here's what Cynthia had to say about her quilt:

After having the Jungle Babies pattern (Windham Fabrics) saved for a while and getting over machine appliqué fears decided to give it a try for the Linus Challenge. I was able to use scraps for the super cute animals and this pattern worked up in a very short time.

   
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. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Viewer's Choice Spotlight: Lisa McDermott


2020 Virtual Challenge Winners!


This week, we'll be celebrating our wonderful volunteers by featuring one Viewer's Choice Winner per day. Please enjoy this spotlight and the little extras shared by our winners!

Thanks to Osie for taking photos of our winners with their quilts & blankets.




Today's spotlight is Lisa McDermott, our second and final Yarn Challenge Winner.


"I found this pattern a couple of years ago when I first started crocheting and was too intimidated to try it. This year for the challenge, I decided 'what the heck, it is a challenge, right?'. The pattern wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be and I was very pleased with the outcome. Putting together the blocks was another story! I tried several different techniques before finding one I was happy with! I may try this pattern again without adding the 3D spiral which also looked nice. I love being a part of this organization!"

   
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, October 27, 2020

Viewer's Choice Spotlight: Audrey Romonosky


2020 Virtual Challenge Winners!


This week, we'll be celebrating our wonderful volunteers by featuring one Viewer's Choice Winner per day. Please enjoy this spotlight and the little extras shared by our winners!

Thanks to Osie for taking photos of our winners with their quilts & blankets.




Today's spotlight is Audrey Romonosky. Audrey was one of our Pieced Quilt Winners!

Here's what Audrey has to say about her quilt:


The pattern was called Homecoming by Lo & Behold Stitchery.

I had a yard of the lavender batik fabric in my stash, so when I went to the church to pick up my challenge fabric, I asked for purple.  When I got home, I looked at the fabric and started to panic because it was all the same hue of purple.  On a zoom call with my bee, I spoke of my dilemma and one of my friends suggested the Homecoming pattern.  I agreed that it was perfect.  I had all the purple I needed to make the quilt.  The pattern was straight forward and piecing was easy.  I had attended the CTQG Zoom workshop with Catherine Redford in September and practiced her walking foot techniques to quilt the quilt.  It was a rewarding and fun experience.


   
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. 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Viewer's Choice Spotlight: Andi Hoff, Yarn


2020 Virtual Challenge Winners!


This week, we'll be celebrating our wonderful volunteers by featuring one Viewer's Choice Winner per day. Please enjoy this spotlight and the little extras shared by our winners!

Thanks to Osie for taking photos of our winners with their quilts & blankets.




First up is Andi Hoff! Andi was one of our two Viewer's Choice Yarn winners! 

Andi says she enjoyed figuring out something new with her Challenge yarn. 

She has shared her process photos below.







   
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. 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

2020 Virtual Challenge - Viewer's Choice Winners!


Welcome to our Viewer's Choice Winners announcement for our 16th Annual Challenge!

While this year's Challenge may look different, the wonderful quilts & blankets submitted were made with just as much love as always by our wonderful Volunteers. 


Over the last week, 54 visitors each voted for their two favorites in the following categories:
  • Pieced Quilts
  • Appliqué Quilts
  • Yarn Blankets

Appliqué Quilts & Yarn Blankets each have two Viewer's Choice Winners. Pieced Quilts has three because we had a tie!

Winners will each receive a $25 Gift Certificate. All prizes are Viewer's Choice. Osie will be contacting the winners, so watch your email!

Quilt winners will receive a certificate from either Honey Bee Quilt Store (Austin, Tx) or Poppy Quilt N Sew (Georgetown, TX). Thank you to Honey Bee & Poppy for sponsoring our Challenge by donating these lovely prizes!

Yarn winners will receive a gift card to Hobby Lobby.


Challenge Quilts:
Pieced
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103
Jeanne Toewe

105A
Kathy Sellstrom


128
Audrey Romonosky




Challenge Quilts:
Appliqué
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102B
Cynthia Prater


123A
Shelley Daley



Challenge Yarn Blankets
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201
Lisa McDermott


207
Andi Hoff


All Challenge quilts & blankets now belong to The Linus Connection and will be passed on to a child in crisis in Central Texas. We could not do what we do without the continuous dedication and support of our wonderful Volunteers!


  
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.