Sunday, August 16, 2015

August 2015 Meeting, Show & Tell

Next Linus Meeting

Saturday September 19, 2015, 9 - 11 am
St. Philip's, 16321 Great Oaks Dr., Round Rock, Texas
Show & Tell @10
Demo Follows
Second Floor Walk Up with Julia Wenzel

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We'd like to share one more big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who helped with the QuiltCon project! Timeless Treasures wrote a great post about it here.

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Challenge and Birthday Celebration coming in October

Each October, we celebrate our birthday month with a blanket challenge, silent auction, great visitors and much more. Our volunteers create quilts and afghans for the Challenge and we host a small show of all the wonderful blankets. We'll have food, friends, our Raffle Quilt winner and so much fun! We do hope you'll join us.

Pick up your Challenge Kit (Yarn & Fabric kits available) at our next Monthly Meeting. Click here for the 2015 Challenge Rules.

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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.

Need tickets? Buy them at our Monthly Meeting or from any Linus volunteer!

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
  • September - Second Floor Walk Up with Julia Wenzel
  • 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 August 15, 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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