Friday, September 9, 2011

Stars For Stephanie and Family

As many of our volunteers are already aware, Stephanie Sabatini, founding member and Executive Director of The Linus Connection, lost her home and everything in it in the Steiner Ranch fire.

We at The Linus Connection do not only create blankets for children in need in Central Texas, we also take care of our own.

To that end, we would like to invite every Linus volunteer to make blocks for quilts for Stephanie and her family. We will be creating four quilts from one simple pattern. One for each of Stephanie's children, and one for her husband and herself using the following pattern.

Stars For Stephanie 
downloadable pattern
(pattern no longer available)

Volunteers are encouraged to make at least one block and are more than welcomed to make one or more of each variety.

This pattern makes two different block sizes by simply changing the width of the block's border, 10" for the children's quilts, 12" for the adults. The above reference photos are suggestion colors and fabrics only. Please use your own fabric choices and the guidelines listed on the pattern to create unique blocks. As with all Linus quilts, fabrics need to be 100% quilting cotton.

Blocks can be turned in through September 26, 2011 at Honey Bee Quilt Store in Austin. Blocks can also be turned in at our regular monthly meeting on September 17, 2011. If you would like to participate, but do not have the appropriate fabrics, you can pick those up at the meeting. We will also have copies of the pattern available on that day.

Starting next week, Honey Bee will have sample blocks for reference.

Honey Bee Quilt Store
9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300
Austin, TX 78729

The goal is to collect enough blocks for four quilts. Any extra blocks will be used to create Linus blankets that will then be distributed to children in need in our area, which, as you know, there are currently many more than usual.

A big thanks goes out to Marge and Osie for helping to coordinate this effort and to Honey Bee Quilt Store for being our drop-off location and for donating the batting we'll need for these four quilts.

We continue our mission to provide comfort to children in crisis in Central Texas through handmade blankets. Thank you for all you do to support our goals!

Please feel free to email Jennifer with any questions.

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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