Sunday, January 19, 2014

January 2014 Meeting & Show and Tell

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Blanket Count for Taxes
The 2013 blanket count for each donor will be available at the February meeting. Make sure to ask for a signed receipt before completing your income tax. If you need your final count before that time, please email Jennifer

Please note that The Linus Connection can only provide you with your actual blanket count for 2013, we cannot put a value on your donation.

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Linus Sew Day
Saturday, February 22, 2014
9:30 - 4:30

@ The Stitching Studio
12325 Hymeadow Dr.
Bldg. 4 - 102

Bring your sewing machine and supplies, crochet or knitting! We will have quilt kits, cutting stations and plenty of room to work! Keith will be on hand to help with crochet.

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Yarn Donations Needed
Do you have worsted weight acrylic yarn stashed away that you never got around to using? Share it with The Linus Connection and our volunteers will make it into beautiful afghans! Donations can be brought to the monthly meetings or taken to one of our drop off locations.

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Thanks to Dee for bringing the following demo! Follow the instructions in the video to avoid tangles when using large skeins of Bernat Baby Sport yarn.

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Camp Quilts
It's almost time for camp blankets! We will begin our annual collection of Camp Quilts at our March 2014 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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Drop-Off Donations
Do you drop your donations off at one of our donation drop-off locations? Use our handy printable donation form to make it clear where your donation is going and who it is from. This helps to make sure that ALL Linus donations reach us and that you will receive credit for your hard work.

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The Size is Right!
Not sure what size to make your blanket? Have friend that needs more information to make blankets for donation? Our handy printable Blanket Specifications sheet will answer all your questions! Look for our new handy laminated pink cards at the next meeting for a pocket-sized guide.

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The Linus Connection has a calendar right here on our website! Just click the Calendar tab on the top right of the menu to keep up with what's going on. 

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Mailing List
Receive Linus monthly updates, meeting reminders and more by joining our Yahoo!Group mailing list!

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Linus on Facebook

Did you know you can "Like" Linus on Facebook to receive our updates? We also have a group that you can join to share your photos, ask questions and connect with other Linus volunteers. The Facebook Group is private (meaning you can't see it unless you are a member) and moderator approval is required. Click here to join.

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Monthly Demo
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.

  • February - Revised Tiddlywinks with Valerie
  • March - TBA
  • April - TBA

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Show And Tell
Blankets were shown and donated on Saturday, January 18, 2014. They are not necessarily being shown by the person that made them. Only a sampling of donated blankets is shown each month.

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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