Sunday, February 22, 2015

February 2015 Meeting, Show & Tell

Blanket Count for Tax Purposes
If you need your 2014 blanket donation count, please email Stephanie with a request. Please note that The Linus Connection can only provide the number of blankets you donated in 2014, we cannot value your blankets for tax purposes.

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Camp Quilts
It's that time of year again! We have begun our annual collection of quilts for Camp Braveheart and Royal Family Camp.  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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New Paper Tags
As of December,we have a new paper tag for our Linus blankets! The new tags are a single piece of card stock, instead of two, as we previously used. The new label includes all the same information as the old labels, but you will now write your name at the top instead of on a separate card. Please continue to use up any of the two piece tags you may still have. Please refer to our Blanket Specification for placement of Linus tags and labels.

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REMINDER: When making quilts for The Linus Connection, please AVOID the following fabrics:

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 or piece backs wide enough for the larger tops. Complete blanket specifications are here.

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Weighted Blankets
We continue to have requests for weighted blankets. If you would like to help create quilt tops or muslin pockets for the pellets, please get in touch with Stephanie for sizes needed.

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The Linus Connection needs yarn donations. April 2014 photo yarndonationsneeded_thelinusconnection_zpsb01796a2.jpg
Our volunteers make hundreds of blankets each month to meet the need of children in crisis in Central Texas. To do this, many supplies are needed. We are constantly in need of washable 100% acrylic yarn. Leftovers to full skeins are gratefully accepted.

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.

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

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Monthly Demo

Each month after Show & Tell, we present free, short demonstrations of blanket making techniques to our volunteers. 

January's Demo was Continuous Binding with Sharon. She shared these instructions for your use.

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Upcoming Demos & Presentations
  • March - Beth's Bright Quilts with Beth & Marilyn
  • April - TBA
  • May - TBA

We are in need of volunteers for Demos throughout 2015. If you have a technique, pattern, etc, you'd like to share with our group, please email Jennifer to schedule your demo! 

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Show And Tell
Blankets were shown and donated on Saturday, February 21, 2015. 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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Frogger quilt for The Linus Connection

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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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