Saturday, May 20, 2017
It's time for camp blankets! We began our annual collection of Camp Quilts at our March 2017 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
We collect approximately 200 quilts for Royal Family Camp & Camp Braveheart. Click each link to find out more about the respective camp.
During Camp Quilt collection, we will continue to provide quilts, yarn and fleece blankets for distribution to our usual recipient facilities.
Thank you to everyone that donates every month and for helping to make camp quilt donations possible!
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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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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, and are in special need of the larger sized quilt tops.
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. go in the blue bin on the desk in the kitchen. Be sure to sign tops in on the Sign In Sheet as Quilt Tops.
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Each month after Show & Tell, we present free, short demonstrations of blanket making techniques to our volunteers.
Want to share a Demo with our group? Email Jennifer!
Upcoming Demos & Presentations:
- May 2017 - Demo with Sharon W.
- June - Challenge Announced & Packet Sign Out Begins
- 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, April 15, 2017. 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.
Click on any photo to see it bigger!
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.
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