Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 2011 Meeting & Show and Tell

2011 Challenge
We hope you're all working on your 2011 Challenge entries! Challenge blankets will be shown during our 12th Birthday Celebration October 15, 2011 and there will be prizes for Viewer's Choice. There's still time to pick up yarn or fabric and make your Challenge blanket: Read all about the Challenge and how to participate here.

June Work Day
Thank you once again to the volunteers that participated in the June Work Day at Honey Bee Quilt Store. You can see photos from the work day and all the great quilt tops that were made here.


Library Reminder
The Linus Connection Library of donated books has been operational since January of this year. There are select books available to check out at month meetings or you can request a book online. Please be sure to read the library guidelines before requesting a book online. This information is available both on the Library book list page and on the request form page. When you request a book, please contact Valerie at the next monthly meeting to pick up your selection.


Blanket Guidelines Reminder
In order to maintain the high standards our recipient facilities and the children they represent have come to expect from Linus blankets, we ask that every volunteer occasionally re-read our Blanket Guidelines. Please remember, quilts must have batting, need to be either hand-tied or quilted (machine or hand) and need to be finished securely, preferably using Double Fold French Binding. Yarn blankets need to have all tails woven in. Quilt fabrics need to be 100% cotton, washable quilting fabric. Yarn blankets should be soft washable acrylic.  Full Blanket Guidelines can be found here. If you have questions about the Blanket Guidelines, please feel free to contact us.





August is Recycle Your Fabric and Yarn Month
Join us for the August 20 Meeting and recycle your fabric and yarn as we stash-bust together! Bring in any Linus fabric or yarn that you've got leftover from previous meetings or decided not to use and swap it out for something else. We also welcome anything from your own collection of 100% cotton fabric or washable synthetic yarns (no wool, fun fur, etc.). We'll be sorting and sharing all those leftovers and the "I'm never gonna do that" projects! Have orphan blocks? Bring them so they can be adopted! If you're a knitter or crocheter and have a skein winder you can share during the meeting, please bring it along. Please note: we will not be bringing yarn or fabric from Linus storage, so we're depending on you to help us make this day a success!

Fabric Cutting Day
The fabric cutting day scheduled for September has been tentatively changed to after the August 20 meeting. Please watch the Yahoo! Group for updates. Bring your rotary cutter, ruler and mat and help us cut kits for future sewing days! Cutting instructions will be provided.


Show And Tell

Blankets were shown and donated on July 16, 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.

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Suzanne Cooper's 1000th Linus quilt
donated Saturday, July 16, 2011

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Demo
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July Demo - Squares and Prairie Points, by Osie. 
Printable Handout

Thank Yous
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Thank you notes received. One of our favorite things!





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