Tuesday, October 24, 2017

2017 Challenge & Birthday Celebration!

On October 21, 2017, The Linus Connection celebrated our 18th Birthday and our 13th Annual Challenge!

Meeting & Silent Auction
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Our Birthday meeting included very special guests from Threads of Love and Honey Bee Quilt Store, our annual Blanket Challenge, lots of wonderful treats brought by our volunteers, a fun Silent Auction, lots of great door prizes, a fun guessing game, and much more!

♥ Quilts for Harvey Update ♥ 

Quilts for Harvey have been received from 36 states, Canada, & Singapore.

746 quilts & blankets were donated from outside of Austin in 118 boxes and packages.

We've sent 94 thank you cards (and counting!).

522 quilts & blankets were made and donated by local volunteers.

As of October 20, 2017, we had a grand total of 1268 quilts & blankets received via The Linus Connection and donated to children affected by Hurricane Harvey!

The Austin Disaster Relief Network can no longer guarantee that quilts donated will go to children affected by Hurricane Harvey. Quilts received after November 2017 will be distributed to children in crisis in Central Texas. We'd like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who has shared their time and talent to help the kiddos in need in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. ♥

♥ Donations Received ♥

We'd like to thank the following people for their generous monetary donations:

The Ladies of the Leander United Methodist Church - $400
Kathy Seltstrom - $250
Sandra Drew - $100
...and everyone who donated to our "cash bucket" during the meeting!
♥ Yummy Treats ♥

 Our volunteers brought lots of good things to eat!

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♥♥ Silent Auction♥♥

The 2017 Silent Auction raised $1350, almost doubling last year's donations! Thank you to everyone that donated items and BIG thanks to our bidders for supporting The Linus Connection.
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

Volunteers and visitors alike had a chance to win a Timeless Treasures Tonga Treat prize by guessing how many M&Ms!

♥♥ 13th Annual Quilt & Blanket Challenge ♥♥

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Visitors and volunteers alike had a chance to vote on their favorite quilts and favorite yarn blankets for 2017.

For the challenge, Quilters received a variety of batik fabrics. Knitters & Crocheters received a variety of 3 skeins of the same color yarn. We also added a new quilt category: Applique!


Viewer's Choice Yarn by Terry E
JoAnn Gift Certificate

Viewer's Choice Yarn by Sheryl K.
JoAnn Gift Certificate

Viewe'rs Choice Applique - (Llama quilt)  Lynn K.
Honey Bee Quilt Store Gift Certificate

Viewer's Choice Applique - Cecilia D
Honey Bee Quilt Store Gift Certificate

Viewer's Choice Pieced - Nancy B
Honey Bee Quilt Store Gift Certificate

Viewer's Choice Pieced - Kathy H
Honey Bee Quilt Store Gift Certificate

♥♥ The Linus Challenge Hall of Fame, Class of 2016♥♥
 The following beautiful quilts & blankets were made by last year's Challenge Viewer's Choice Favorites.


♥ Challenge Quilts & Yarn Blankets ♥
Every effort was made to photograph each entry. We sincerely apologize if we missed any. We had 76 quilt entries and 17 yarn entries turned in!

Saturday November 18, 2017
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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 smile.amazon.com 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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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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