Monday, September 21, 2015

September 2015 Meeting and Show & Tell

Next Linus Meeting

Saturday October 17, 2015, 9 - 11 am
St. Philip's, 16321 Great Oaks Dr., Round Rock, Texas

You're invited!
Join us for our 16th Birthday Celebration and 
11th Annual Blanket Challenge.

Come for a beautiful outdoor show of blankets made by our volunteers, Raffle Quilt
Winner, door prizes, a silent auction, Viewer's Choice winner announcement from
 our Blanket Challenge and more!

This will be your last chance to buy raffle tickets for our beautiful quilt (see below)!

Challenge blankets should be turned between now and 9 am on Challenge day. 
If at all possible, drop your blankets off at Honey Bee Quilt Store attn: Osie.

Volunteers, please consider bringing snacks to share. 
Cake and drinks will be provided.

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Our beautiful, volunteer made Texas-themed raffle quilt will be at the Chisholm Trail Quilt Guild's Show next weekend! Stop by, say hello and buy your tickets!

Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5 or 24 tickets for $20.
Cash or Checks only, please.

Friday and Saturday
September 25-26, 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm
Dell Diamond Heritage Center
3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78665
$7 Admission

Winner to be announced October 17, 2015 at our Annual Challenge and
 Birthday celebration. Don't miss your chance to win this fabulous quilt!

Need not be present to win.

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

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Hobbs UPC Codes

To qualify to order “Charitable Batting” from Hobbs Bonded Fibers, we are required to provide UPC labels from Hobbs packaged batting.

If you are a quilter or know any quilters, please save your Hobbs UPC labels and either bring them to the monthly meeting or mail them to us at The Linus Connection, P.O. Box 29491, Austin, Texas 78755. 

Please also ask any quilting friends you know to do this as well. We really depend on this batting to fulfill our deliveries each month.

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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!

Pink Cards with Blanket Specifications will be available at the October meeting.

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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
  • 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 September 19, 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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