- June - (rescheduled from May) Weighted Blanket Information with Stephanie
- July - "Molly" bordered squares with Laura S.
- August - TBA
- September - String Piecing with Barbara
- October - Birthday Celebration & Annual Challenge
- November - TBA
- December - Holiday Celebration
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
May 2018 Meeting, Show & Tell, Challenge Announcement
♥ NEXT LINUS MEETING ♥
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Osie talks about the 2018 Linus Blanket Challenge
Challenge kits and rules were handed out at during our May 2018 meeting. If you missed it, check with Osie at next month's meetings for Challenge packs.
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 20, 2018.
Challenge Blankets should be the same size as all other Linus blankets.
Click for a printable version of our guidelines.
Have a question about the 2018 Challenge? Email Osie.
It's time for Camp Quilts! We began our annual collection of Camp Quilts at our March 2018 meeting.
Camp quilts need are larger sizes for school-aged children, ages 7 - 17. We emphasize quilts because they are better for a camp environment, but we will also be distributing some yarn, fleece, and flannel where appropriate.
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!
To qualify to order “Charitable Batting” from Hobbs Bonded Fibers, we are required to provide UPC labelsfrom Hobbs packaged batting.
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!
JOIN US IN JUNE DURING OUR USUAL DEMO TIME FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WEIGHTED BLANKETS. (Rescheduled from May.)
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.
Each month, we present a free demonstration of a fun and easy technique, pattern, etc. to inspire our volunteers. Want to share a Demo with our group? Email Jennifer!
Upcoming Demos & Presentations:
Blankets were shown on Saturday, May 22, 2108. 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.
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.