Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 2015 Meeting, Show & Tell

We are proud to announce our 2015 Raffle Quilt, "Totally Texas!" 

Our beautiful, volunteer-made quilt will be available for viewing at Linus meetings now through October, when we will choose the winner.

Volunteer sign ups for sales at local stores and guild meetings will begin soon. That information will be available at meetings and via our Yahoo! Group (coming soon!).

Pieced by Shelley Daley, Quilted by Shirley Wolfe, Binding by Marjorie Pyle, Label by Pat Georgeff

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Weighted Blankets
We continue to have requests for weighted blankets. Stephanie has created printable handouts for anyone wishing to help with this special project:
You can now find all this information by click on Weighted Blankets in the menu at the top of this page!

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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. 

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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 mail 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. 

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Upcoming Demos & Presentations
  • June - NO DEMO - It's Challenge Sign Up Time!
  • July - TBA
  • August - 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 May 16, 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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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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