Saturday, October 18, 2014

15th Birthday Celebration and 10th Annual Challenge!

On October 18, 2014, The Linus Connection celebrated our 15th Birthday and our 10th Annual Challenge!

Since 1999, our volunteers have donated over 56,000 blankets to children in crisis in Central Texas!

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Announcements, Donations & Special Guests!

Special Guest Sherry Payne from The Settlement Home shares a special thank you with The Linus Connection.

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Meeting & Silent Auction

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!

Our Third Annual Silent Auction raised almost $300, making our total donations for the day over $900, with all proceeds going to blanket making supplies. Thank you to everyone that donated!

 Volunteers had a chance to win a basket of bath goodies by guessing how many spools and to learn more about The Linus Connection.

Goodies for our guests!

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10th Annual Challenge

Visitors and volunteers alike had a chance to vote on their favorite quilt and favorite yarn blanket for 2014. 

The top two quilts and top two yarn blankets were chosen for the Viewer's Choice awards.

Viewer's Choice (yarn)
by Dorie & Sharon K (shown by Osie). (L-R)
Each winner received a gift certificate to Joann Fabrics


Viewer's Choice (quilts)
by Shelley & Beckey  (L-R).
Each winners received a gift certificates donated by Honey Bee Quilt Store

Honorable Mention: 
Diane A., three quilts out of one challenge kit!

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And now, all the Challenge entries!

This year, we offered various gorgeous sets of Riley Blake fabrics for our Quilt Challenge. 
For yarn blankets, we offered a variety of soft colors of worsted weight yarn.

Previous Challenges:
2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008 ♥ 2007  2006  2005
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Yarn Blankets:

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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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