Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 2011 Meeting Show and Tell

2011 Challenge
Make sure you join us for the June meeting to pick up your 2011 Challenge kits! Kits will be available for both quilts and yarn blankets June - September, with the Challenge taking place at our annual Challenge and Birthday Celebration in October.

Hobbs UPC Codes

Save your Hobbs batting bag UPC labels and either bring them to the monthly meeting or mail them to us at The Linus Connection, 4007 Varner Court, Austin, TX, 78732. We need 5 UPC labels per roll of charity batting that we purchase, so saving these labels are extremely important in order to have completed quilts for monthly deliveries. Please spread the word among your quilting friends, guilds, etc. and help us collect Hobbs UPC labels for Linus!

Camp Quilts

We have one more month to collect camp quilts in addition to our normal monthly blanket collection.  Please remember that the camp facilities can only accept quilts. Yarn and fleece blankets like leaves and twigs a bit too much for distribution at camp. We will, of course, continue to collect yarn and fleece blankets for distribution to other facilities. Camp quilts need to be made in larger sizes for school-aged children, ages 7 - 17.  Thank you to everyone that donates every month and for helping to make camp quilt donations possible!

This is just a reminder that blue IKEA bags used for blanket delivery (the ones with Linus stenciled on the side), need to be returned to the sorters during each monthly meeting. Having plenty of bags makes packing up the blankets much, much easier!

A big thanks goes out to all of our delivery volunteers for keeping up with our reusable bags and an extra big thank you to Shirley for donating additional IKEA bags for deliveries!

Each month, The Linus Connection offers a free short demonstration to our members. If you have a technique or pattern you'd like to share or you have a question about presenting a demo, please contact Jennifer. We're currently scheduling demos for June, July and August but if you'd like a later date, we're happy to add you to the demo calendar!

Show And Tell; Demo
Blankets were shown and donated on May 21, 2011. 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.   A free demo follows.

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Volunteers from Gattis School's Linus group visits and donates quilts they made.

May Demo
Maggie and her lovely assistant, Marge!

The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

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