Sunday, December 17, 2017

December 2017 Meeting, Show & Tell

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Please note time change information below.

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

Chisolm Trail Wildflower Bee donates $105 to The Linus Connection.

We'd like to thank the following generous donors for their contributions to our organizatio

  • Marjorie P. - $2,000 toward batting purchases
  • Chisolm Trail Wildflower Bee - collected $105 for Linus in lieu of exchanging Christmas gifts
  • Kathy S. - $250 annual donation
  • Dom I. - $200 via PayPal
Meeting Changes

In January, we will be trying a new meeting order. Set up begins at 8:20. If you can help unload cars, please consider coming a little early. General meeting time is still 9 - 11. Show & Tell and Demo will begin at 9:30 instead of 10, followed by the discussion portion of our meeting. Our hope is that this will give our volunteers more time to choose fabric after the Demo. Times and order subject to change as needed. 

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 batting bags or 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. 

Please also ask any quilting friends you know to do this as well. We really depend on this batting to fulfill our deliveries each month.

Read more about the Hobbs Charity Batting Program here.
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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 Poems should include your first name at the top. 
ALL blankets should include a paper tag with poem 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:

  • January - Minky with Osie
  • February - TBA
  • March - TBA

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Show And Tell

Blankets were shown on Saturday, December 16, 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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