Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 2016 Meeting, Show & Tell


June 18, 2016
9 - 11 am

St. Philip's, 16321 Great Oaks Dr.  Round Rock, Texas

Show & Tell will be at 10.

2016 Challenge packs will be available after Show & Tell.

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
9:30 - 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! 

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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Marge & Jan talk about Christ Child Society. 
The Linus Connection provides layette sized blankets (approximately 36")
 to include in bags filled for new parents.

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

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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:

  • June 2016 - No Demo - Handing Out Challenge Kits!
  • July 2016 - Layer Cake Lemonade Variation by Sherly K.
  • August 2016 - Scrap Buster by Sarah S
  • September 2016 - TBA
  • October 2016 - Anniversary & Birthday Celebration
  • November 2016 - TBA
  • December 2016 - No Demo (Holiday Party)

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 May 21, 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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