Monday, January 21, 2013

January 2013 Meeting, Threads of Love, Show & Tell

Threads of Love
On Saturday, January 19, 2013, The Linus Connection welcomed special guest speaker Georgia Tabor from Heart of Texas Threads of Love. She shared the Threads of Love story as well as some of the wonderful garments and other items Threads of Love volunteers make for NICU babies and their families.

Special Guest Speaker, Georgia Tabor from Heart of Texas Threads of Love

From their Facebook page:
Threads of Love is a needlework ministry meeting the needs of tiny premature infants. Threads of Love is also about healing and binding together hearts of parents when they have lost an infant. We make tiny caps, booties, blankets and gowns for premature babies in the NICU. In addition we make garments for burial for those who are too sick or tiny to survive.
The Heart of Texas Chapter is expanding to met the needs of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Austin, Round Rock and Georgtown.
        
  


Heart of Texas Threads of Love meets Mondays from 1 - 4 pm at The Stitching Studio in Austin, Texas. Get Directions.


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Upcoming Linus Sew Day

April 6, 2013
9 am - 4pm

The Stitching Studio
12411 Hymeadow Drive
Austin, TX 78750
The next Linus Sew Day will be Saturday April 6, 2013 from 9-4 at The Stitching Studio. Bring your sewing machine and your lunch!  Kits will be available and we will be making new kits  for future Sew Days. Rather play with yarn? Keith will be on hand to help you with crochet!


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Blanket Count for Taxes
The 2012 blanket count for each donor was available at the January meeting and will again be available in February. Any Board member can sign your 2012 receipt. Please note that The Linus Connection can only provide you with your actual blanket count, we cannot put a value on your donation.

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Demos Needed!
Each month after Show & Tell, we present free, short demonstrations of blanket making techniques to our volunteers. If you have a fun pattern, some tips or other blanket-making ideas you'd like to share, please email Jennifer. We are currently scheduling February - May, 2013.

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Camp Quilts
It's almost that time of year again! We will begin our annual collection of Camp Quilts at our March 2013 meeting. Please remember that the camp facilities can only accept quilts because yarn and fleece blankets like leaves and twigs a bit too much! During Camp Quilt collection, we will continue to provide quilts, yarn and fleece blankets for distribution to our usual recipient other facilities. Camp quilts need are 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!

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Hobbs UPC Codes
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.

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Show And Tell
Blankets were shown and donated on January 19, 2013. 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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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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