Sunday, May 19, 2019

May 2019 Meeting, Show & Tell


♥ NEXT LINUS MEETING ♥
Saturday, May 18, 2019








We're still collecting camp quilts and blankets and need middle to teen sizes.  Your help is greatly appreciated. Our usual size specifications apply:




 

Please remember: Paper Poems should include your first name at the top with the ribbon tied in a bow. Use a safety pin on quilts, NO safety pin on yarn blankets.

ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew-on Linus label (see diagram).




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 2019 DATES:

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





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Do you have a fabric donation? Please contact Marge to make drop-off arrangements. Thanks!


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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!








We currently need LOTS of Pellet Pockets! Find the instructions to make those are here.

We have enough quilt tops for the time being but will let our volunteers know when we need them again.

If you are helping with Weighted Blankets making pellet pockets, tops, etc., these 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.






"Framed Bricks" with Margarita


Each month, we present a free demonstration of a fun and easy technique, pattern, etc. to inspire our volunteers.  Do you have a demo idea? Please email Jennifer!

Upcoming Demos & Presentations:
  • June - 2019 Challenge Announced
  • July - Self-Binding Baby Blankets with Susan
  • August - Sewing Machine Maintenance with Dean Spence
  • September -  Disappearing Pinwheels & Hourglass with Lorraine
  • October - Birthday Celebration & Annual Challenge
  • November - Available
  • December - No Demo


Blankets were shown on Saturday, May 18, 2019. 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.

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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.