Sunday, July 16, 2017

July 2017 Meeting, Show & Tell

Saturday, August 19, 2017




Charity Sew Days @ The Stitching Studio
12325 Hymeadow Dr,  #4-102,  Austin, TX 78750

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

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!

Website Announcement
One of the accounts we use for our website here at has changed its terms of service and no longer allows all accounts to have third party hosting for photos. What that means for you is that you may see a placeholder in some spots on our website instead of an image. This will mostly affect older posts, but some recent website additions have also been affected. Jennifer is working to update all of those images over the next couple of months but it will be a very long process. Your patience is appreciated.

The Challenge Has Begun & SAVE THE DATE!

Challenge kits and rules were handed out at our June meeting. If you missed it, check with Osie at next month's meetings for Challenge packs. Have a question? Email Osie.

The Annual Blanket Challenge is part of our Birthday Celebration held every October. It's a great opportunity for our volunteers to try something new and showcase their talents to visitors and recipient facilities. Mark your calendars! This year's event will be Saturday, October 21.

A Little More Camp

We had a late request from a new camp. In July, we were able to set aside 100 blankets for the Sunshine Camp of Austin. Thank you to our volunteers who continue to provide us with wonderful blankets in order to fill each and every facility request.

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Everything you need to know about making blankets to donate to The Linus Connection: Sizes, fabrics, & more! Printable document at the link.

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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. 

Have questions? Contact Stephanie or Anne.

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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:

  • August - Easy Applique with Becky
  • 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, July 15, 2017. They are not necessarily being shown by the person that made them. Only a sampling of donated blankets is shown each month.

All blankets shown were donated to children in crisis in Central Texas.

We encourage you to join us at our monthly meeting and participate in Show and Tell.

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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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