Sunday, October 20, 2013

2013 Challenge and Birthday Celebration

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On October 19, 2013, The Linus Connection celebrated our 14th Birthday and our 9th Annual Challenge!


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It was a beautiful, crisp, clear morning full of good food, gorgeous quilts and afghans and very good friends!

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Announcements, Donations & Special Guests!


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Special Guest Sherry Payne from The Settlement Home shares a special thank you with The Linus Connection.
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Special Guest Georgia Tabor shares updates from Heart of Texas Threads of Love.
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Total donations to The Linus Connection during the celebration were over $730! 
Thank you to everyone that supports our efforts.



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9th Annual Challenge

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Osie explains this year's Challenge. We offered gorgeous sets of Hoffman batiks for our Quilt Challenge. For yarn blankets, we offered bright happy yarn from Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

Viewer's Choice Favorite Quilts & Yarn Blankets!
Visitors and volunteers alike had a chance to vote on their three favorite blankets for 2013. The top two quilts and top two yarn blankets were chosen for the Viewer's Choice awards.
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And now...the Challenge entries!

Previous Challenges:
2012  2011  2010  2009  2008 ♥ 2007  2006  2005


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Viewer's Choice (yarn) winners Keith and Sue S. (L-R)
Each winner received a gift certificate to Hobby Lobby and a prize.

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Viewer's Choice (quilts) by Catherine and Beck (L-R).
Both winner received a gift certificates donated by Honey Bee Quilt Store and a Bali Pop from Hoffman Fabrics.


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Yarn Blankets:

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Quilts:

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The Meeting


Our meeting included lots of blanket packing and sorting, great donated fabrics, wonderful treats brought by our volunteers, a fun silent auction with donations helping buy supplies, lots of great door prizes and a fun guessing game!

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Our Second Annual Silent Auction, all proceeds going to blanket making supplies.

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Goodies for our visitors: Blanket Specifications cards, Linus buttons and bookmarks.

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Guess the number of buttons and all about The Linus Connection!

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Wonderful Hoffman Fabrics for our volunteers to choose from!  photo TheLinusConnectionBirthday20137_zps78d0b49a.jpg  photo TheLinusConnectionBirthday20138_zpsf36dbd16.jpg 
Our volunteer Challenge Blanket hangers having lots of fun!

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Fabric Sorting and Selection for quilts of the future!

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Our wonderful volunteers stitching labels on blanket donations.

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Wonderful treats to share!

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Beautiful Gift Baskets provided by Keith.

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Volunteers and visitors enjoying the Challenge.

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Gathered together for winners and announcements.

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Some of our winners!


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3 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos and a great day! And of course, beautiful quilts and blankets. The e-mail is going out to friends who aren't lucky enough to live here.

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  2. Beautiful work from a bunch of great people - I'm happy to join you!

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  3. This is the first birthday celebration I've missed and I see by the photos it was the best one yet! Thank you to all the volunteers who make this possible. I'll be sure to be back next year!
    Shirley W

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