Monday, November 21, 2016

November 2016 Meeting, Show & Tell

✿Saturday, December 17, 2016
9 - 11 am

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

Join us in December for our Monthly Meeting and a special Holiday gathering!  Volunteers, please consider bringing a snack to share. We will have a special guest from Hobb's at our December meeting, so please be there if you can!

Show & Tell will be at 10. There will be no Demo this month.
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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.
Never Miss a Meeting: 

Support The Linus Connection simply by shopping at Amazon!
Start at each time you shop.
 On your first visit, choose "The Linus Connection" as your charity. 
Your purchases will help support our awesome non-profit!

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Special guest Nancie Voegele stopped by to show samples for her April class "Learn to Quilt with a Walking Foot" at Honey Bee Quilt Store. Sign up for Nancie's classes at Honey Bee Quilt Store during Open House on December 11, 2016 or anytime after that. See store for details.

Learning to quilt on your own home machine is not only a huge help with finishing your quilts for The Linus Connection, but it's a great skill to have to finish your personal projects. Our volunteer long arm quilters especially appreciate when you finish your smaller quilts. ☺

More class examples from Nancie.

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We had a busy November meeting full of preparing paper tags for our blankets...

Socializing with Linus friends...

Choosing fabrics and signing in quilts...

Looking through sales samples...

And collecting Hobb's batting to finish those quilts!

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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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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. 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.

Stephanie has created printable handouts for Linus volunteers wishing to help with this special project:
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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November Demo - String Piecing with Barbara

Monthly Demo

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:

  • December 2016 - No Demo (Holiday Party)
  • January 2017 - Skateboard Quilt with Osie
  • February 2017 - TBA
  • March - Osie
  • April - TBA
  • May - TBA
  • June - TBA
  • July - TBA
  • August - TBA
  • September - TBA
  • October - No Demo (Birthday/Annual Challenge)
  • November - TBA
  • December - No Demo (Holiday Party)

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Show And Tell

Blankets were shown on Saturday November 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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