Monday, March 21, 2016

March 2016 Meeting, Show & Tell


April 16, 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 a future demo? Please email Jennifer!
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Charity Sew Days @ The Stitching Studio

The Stitching Studio invites Linus volunteers on the
second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 1 - 4:30, for Charity Sewing.
Work on your charity project with no studio cost. Linus Kits will be available.

Linus Work Day @ The Stitching Studio
Saturday, May 28, 2016
9 - 4:30

Quilt Kits will be provided.
Knitters & Crocheters Welcome.
Bring your lunch.
Never Miss a Meeting: 

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Camp Quilts

It's time for camp blankets! We will began our annual collection of Camp Quilts at our March 2016 meeting. 

Please remember that the camp facilities can only accept quilts. Yarn, flannel and fleece blankets attract leaves and twigs. Camp quilts need are larger sizes for school-aged children, ages 7 - 17

During Camp Quilt collection, we will continue to provide quilts, yarn and fleece blankets for distribution to our usual recipient other facilities. Thank you to everyone that donates every month and for helping to make camp quilt donations possible!

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Reminder! If you deliver blankets, please collect and return the blue IKEA bags to the sorting area during each meeting. Having plenty of bags on hand makes packing blankets for distribution much easier.

A big thanks goes out to all of our delivery volunteers for keeping up with our reusable bags!

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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. 

We need 5 UPC labels for each roll of charity batting we purchase and every label counts!

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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 above).

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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

March Demo - Card Trick from Norma

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

Upcoming Demos & Presentations:

April -  TBA
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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Show And Tell

Blankets were shown and donated on Saturday March 19, 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.
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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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