Sunday, February 21, 2010

February 2010 Monthly Meeting Updates and Show & Tell

Yesterday's meeting was packed full of information!  Here's a recap...

Camp Quilts
It's time for Linus to start collecting camp quilts again!  Please remember that the camp facilities can only accept quilts.  Yarn and fleece are not accepted because leaves and twigs like them a bit too much!  Camp quilts need to be made in larger sizes for school-aged children.  We have continued to be short of those same sizes at monthly meetings, so we really need to work hard to make our camp blanket goals and continue to fullfill our monthly deliveries.  Thank you to everyone that donates every month and for helping to make camp quilt donations possible!

Crayon Quilt Blocks

We are still collecting crayon blocks for children to color.  Blocks need to be made with an 8 1/2" square of muslin with 2 1/2" matching sashing.  Please iron a piece of freezer paper on the back of the muslin to make it easier for the children to color.  As the blocks are collected, we will continue to ask for volunteers to piece them into tops.  Please drop finished blocks off at Honey Bee or contact Stephanie.


The Demo was Layer 'Em Up with Osie. Thank you to Honey Bee Quilt Store for donating a Layer 'Em Up Book to the Linus library. If you'd like a copy of the book, you can pick it up at Honey Bee or order it through their website. If you missed the demo, you can see the author of the book, Sharyn Craig, demonstrating the technique in her video.

Pillowcases for Honey Bee
There were several questions about Honey Bee Quilt Store collecting pillowcases for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.  Osie let us know that they are still collecting and that their next donation recipient will be Safeplace.  For a fun, easy way to make pillowcases, try the Hot Dog Method, tutorial written by Jennifer and recommended by Honey Bee.  Check out the Honey Bee blog and see the 457 pillowcases that were donated to Texas Baptist Children's Home!

Show and Tell
Blankets shown were donated February 2010. They are not necessarily being shown by the person that made them.  We encourage you to join us at our monthly meeting and participate in Show and Tell at 10 a.m.  Click on any photo to enlarge.  Opens in a new window or tab.

This month, Jennifer showed off quilts made by her online friends from around the world. 
These amazing people stepped up to support Linus
in order to help us meet the need here in Central Texas.

Made by Cat; Australia

Made by Laci; Florida & Marissa; California

Made by Starknuts online yarn community and Marissa; CA

Made by Mary; Oklahoma

These blankets were made by Amber from Illinois. 
She'll be sharing the brick pattern with us sometime later this month. 
For a sneak peek at her stitching, you can check out this video for both lefties and righties.

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. 

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