✿Saturday, October 15, 2016✿
9 - 11 am
meeting may run longer due to our Birthday Celebration
St. Philip's, 16321 Great Oaks Dr. Round Rock, Texas
Join us for our 17th Birthday Celebration and
12th Annual Blanket Challenge.
Come for a beautiful outdoor show of blankets made by our volunteers. We will have door prizes, a silent auction, Viewer's Choice winner announcement from
our Blanket Challenge and more!
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 prior to October 15 attn: Osie.
Volunteers, please consider bringing snacks to share.
Cake and drinks will be provided.
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Here's an easy way to remember what blanket sizes work best for The Linus Connection!
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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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We need your 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. Leftover balls of yarn 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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We continue to have requests for weighted blankets. This is a special project that is unlike our usual requests. These blankets take more time and special supplies. If you'd like to help, please see the documents below for more information.
- About weighted/sensory blankets (from the Missouri Quilt Company)
Stephanie has created printable handouts for Linus volunteers wishing to help with this special project:
- Weighted Blankets - Pellet Pocket Instructions
- Weighted Blankets - Pieced Tops (most needed sizes)
- Weighted Blankets Instructions - for those wanting more information, different sizes, etc.
Please turn your Pellet Pockets and finished tops for Weighted Blankets at the monthly meeting. Please note: If you are helping with Weighted Blankets, pockets, tops, etc. are now dropped off in a blue bin in the kitchen. Be sure to sign tops in on the Sign In Sheet as Quilt Tops.
Have questions? Contact Stephanie!
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DEMOS NEEDED FOR 2017! If you have a technique, pattern, etc, you'd like to share with our group, please email Jennifer.
Each month after Show & Tell, we present free, short demonstrations of blanket making techniques to our volunteers.
Upcoming Demos & Presentations:
- October 2016 - Anniversary & Birthday Celebration
- November 2016 - String Piecing with Barbara
- December 2016 - No Demo (Holiday Party)
- January 2017 - TBA
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Show And Tell
Blankets were shown on Saturday September 18, 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.
Click on any photo to see it larger.
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.
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