Saturday, July 18, 2015

July 2015 Meeting with Special Quilt Con Quilts!

Next Linus Meeting


August 15, 2015

9 - 11 am

Show & Tell @10
Demo Follows

We have some extra special photos for you today!

During QuiltCon, held here in Austin earlier this year, Timeless Treasures and Dear Stella had a very special event happening in their booth: QuiltCon participants and visitors could stop by and embellish Dear Stella’s Dress Me fabric for 10″ blocks. Those blocks would then go into a charity quilt.

Our friend Osie, longtime Linus volunteer and Fabric Advocate (I made that up, but it sounds right, doesn't it?!), was contacted by Timeless Treasures Fabrics and asked if we could do just that!

Volunteers (L-R): Osie Lebowitz, Marge Lentricchia, Maggie McGraw, 
Shirley Berry, Margorie Pyle, Julia Wenzel & Becky Rodier

With Osie coordinating our volunteers to help, The Linus Connection made not one, but NINE quilts that went out with today's deliveries to children in crisis situations in Central Texas. 

You can see the awesome volunteers that helped make this happen in the photo above.

Osie presents the QuiltCon quilts to Marge, Assistant Director of The Linus Connection.

And here they are below, all nine wonderful quilts! 

Each quilt includes blocks from QuiltCon and either Timeless Treasures or Dear Stella Fabrics. Aren't they fun? 
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 Here are closeups of just some of the amazing embellishments created at QuiltCon 2015:

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 All nine quilts in a lovely pile!

Showing the QuiltCon quilts to The Linus Connection at our Monthly Meeting. 
We love a little Show & Tell!
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Thank you to all the ladies that help make this project possible as well as to Timeless Treasures for reaching out to our organization with such a fun opportunity.

We'd also like to send our heartfelt thanks to all the talented people that stopped by at QuiltCon and worked on these absolutely charming blocks. 

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The 2015 Challenge, Passion, is underway!

Passion for Quilting, Passion for Yarn! Show us your PASSION for Linus!

Each October, we celebrate our birthday month with a blanket challenge! Our volunteers create quilts and afghans and we host a small show of all the wonderful blankets. We hope you'll join us!

Pick up your Challenge Kit (Yarn & Fabric kits available) at our next Monthly Meeting.

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

Look for volunteer sign-ups for ticket sales during monthly meetings.

Missed it at the meeting? Buy your tickets at Honey Bee Quilt Store on August 1 & 7 during 5 @ The Hive!

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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New to Linus or just need a refresher? We have some basic guidelines to answer your questions about How Big? What Materials? and more!

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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. 

Upcoming Demos & Presentations
  • August - Postcard Quilt - Bring $2 to buy a postcard!
  • September - TBA
  • October - Annual Challenge and Birthday Celebration
  • November - TBA
  • December - No Demo, Holiday Gathering

We are in need of volunteers for Demos. 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 July 18, 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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