The Linus Connection is a Central Texas 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in our area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women's shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.
It's 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!
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!
The 2012 blanket count for each donor is available and 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. If you have not yet received your final count, please email Jennifer.
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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.
March 2013 - Sharon K with a fun 5 & 10 pattern (photo, left)
April 2013 - Crochet lessons with Keith (photo, right)
May - TBA
June - TBA
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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 February 16, 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.