Saturday, June 21, 2014

June 2014 Meeting, Show & Tell

Join us at the July 2014 meeting for the announcement of our 10th Annual Blanket Challenge! Fabric and Yarn packets will be signed out through September. The Challenge will take place at our Birthday Celebration October 2014. See photos from our previous Challenges.
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Camp Quilts
Camp Quilt collection is now complete for another summer! We began our annual collection of Camp Quilts at our March 2014 meeting. Thank you to everyone that donates every month and for helping to make camp quilt donations possible!

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A Special Request
We have had a special request from long-time volunteer, and kitten foster mom Sharon K. to share that the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is in desperate need of foster families for kittens. For more information, contact the shelter via their website.

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Pieced Quilt Backs
For those of you turning in quilt tops wider than 40" for quilting, please include a pieced back that is at least 4" wider and 4" longer than the top. It helps save our volunteer quilters a lot of time if they do not have to find backs wide enough for the larger tops. Complete blanket specifications are here.

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Linus Sew Day
Saturday, July 26, 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. We'll be there all day, so consider bringing your lunch. Snacks are also appreciated. Drinks are available for cash purchase at the Stitching Studio.

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Special Project - Weighted Blankets

If you might be interested in helping making weighted blankets, please email Stephanie for details. She has been making these special request blankets herself and any help would be appreciated. A big thanks to the volunteers that are already working on this project! About weighted/sensory blankets & Printable Instructions.

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Calling All Yarn!
Bring your clean, washable 100% acrylic yarn to the next Linus meeting and share with our lovely crochet and knitting 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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Fleece Blankets
Fleece blankets made for The Linus Connection should use a single layer of fabric. The following links include information on easy ways to finish fleece blankets.

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Monthly Demo
Each month after Show & Tell, we present free, short demonstrations of blanket making techniques to our volunteers. 
Marge's Demo, June 2014

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.

  • July - Special Event - Crochet with Keith, 9 - 10 am. We will be handing out Challenge packets after Show & Tell
  • August - TBA
  • September - TBA
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Show And Tell
Blankets were shown and donated on Saturday, June 21, 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.

Click on any photo to see it bigger!

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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