Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 2014 Meeting, Show & Tell

Pieced Quilt Backs
For those of you turning in larger quilt tops for quilting, including a pieced back would be great appreciated. It saves our volunteer quilters a lot of time. Thanks!

Boy Blankets Needed
For our blanket makers: We are in need of boy & neutral gender quilts and blankets. Please consider making your next project boy-friendly!

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PayPal
Looking for the perfect gift for the Linus volunteer in your life? How about a donation to The Linus Connection? To make it even easier, The Linus Connection now accepts donations via PayPal!


Many of our supplies are purchased with donated funds and every little bit helps. The Linus Connection is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible within the U.S. The Linus Connection has NO paid employees. All donations are used to create handmade blankets for children in crisis in Central Texas. 


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Calling All Yarn!
Do you have washable acrylic yarn stashed away in every nook and cranny? Do you need to clean out those odds and ends of yarn left over from projects past? Bring your clean, usable yarn to the next Linus meeting and share with our lovely crochet and knit ladies! They will turn your used-to-love-it and leftover yarn into gorgeous afghans to donate to children in crisis in Central Texas! 

Have yarn? Bring it to the next Linus meeting or leave it at one of our Drop-Off locations clearly marked for The Linus Connection

Already donated your yarn? THANK YOU!

Not from the Austin area? Email Jennifer for the best address to send yarn donations!

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Special Project - Weighted Blankets

We have a special project for one of our facilities! If you might be interested in helping making weighted blankets, please email jennifer@thelinusconnection.org for details. 

A big thanks to the volunteers that are already working on this project!


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Camp Quilts
It's time for camp blankets! We began 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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Monthly Demo
Each month after Show & Tell, we present free, short demonstrations of blanket making techniques to our volunteers. 

Volunteers needed for the demos listed below. If you have a fun pattern, some tips or other blanket-making ideas you'd like to share, please email Jennifer.

  • June - TBA
  • July - TBA
  • August - TBA
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Show And Tell
Blankets were shown and donated on Saturday, May 17, 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. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi All,
    I love looking at what you have accomplished, you are all amazing. I belong to Project Linus here in California and we also have a wonderful group. I was wondering if the lady/ladies that make the skateboard quilt would share their pattern with me so that I can donate one or five! I think it is just the cutest pattern.
    If it is a pattern that I can buy, please let me know. Keep up the fabulous work!!!

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