Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January 2016 Meeting, Show & Tell

Next Linus Meeting

February 20, 2016
9 - 11 am
St. Philip's, 16321 Great Oaks Dr.  Round Rock, Texas

Show & Tell will be at 10.
Demo Follows.
Want to present our next Demo? Please email Jennifer!


Upcoming Linus Sew Days
May 28, 2016
The Stitching Studio
9 - 4:30
Quilt Kits will be provided.
Knitters & Crocheters Welcome.
Bring your lunch.
Monthly Demo

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

Upcoming Demos & Presentations:

February - All About Bricks, with Marge & Osie
March - TBA
April -  (tentative demo...volunteer, please send your details to Jennifer)
May - TBA
June - TBA
July - Layer Cake Lemonade Variation by Sheryl K.

We are always 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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Thinking of being part of The Linus Connection in 2016? Here are some ways you can help!

  • Join us at our Monthly Meeting to turn in your blanket and help sew on labels, share in Show & Tell, watch our free monthly demo and help sort the blankets for distribution to children throughout Central Texas.
  • Donate items to help with blanket making. The most needed items are low-loft cotton batting and washable, 100% acrylic yarn.
  • Cash donations are also greatly appreciated. Our organization is 100% volunteer and all donations go toward blanket supplies and basic operating expenses such as printing materials and storage facilities for our supplies. The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

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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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Is your group or organization planning to make fleece blankets for The Linus Connection? We have two simple tutorials to help make the process painless!

All fleece blankets should be SINGLE LAYER and fall within our size guidelines. Click here to learn more.

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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!

Please remember: Paper Tags should include your first name at the top. ALL blankets should include a paper tag and a sew on label (see diagram).

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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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Show And Tell

Blankets were shown and donated on Saturday January 16, 2016. 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.

Dee shares a helpful hint: Use HEB colored straws to extend the length of the prongs on your thread caddy to store multiple spools!

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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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