Sunday, August 19, 2018

August 2018 Meeting, Show & Tell


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Save the date for The Linus Connection's 19th Birthday Celebration and Annual Challenge Event (details on how to participate below). 

Volunteers, we're currently collecting baskets and basket filler (tissue paper, etc.) for the Silent Auction. Please bring those items to the September meeting and hand into Jennifer.

All Linus volunteers, family, friends, neighbors, and especially recipient facilities are encouraged to attend for our annual Challenge where lots of gorgeous blankets and quilts made by our volunteers will be on display. We'll also announce the winner of our Raffle Quilt, "All Around Texas," have lots of door prizes, a Silent Auction, wonderful snacks shared by our volunteers, and more!

Now on sale: Tickets for the 2018 Linus Connection Raffle Quilt

"All Around Texas"
76" X 88"
6 for $5 and $1 each

Opportunities to See Our Quilt & Purchase Tickets:
(Linus Volunteers, contact Becky if you can help set up or sell tickets!)
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED August 23 & 24 - Cotton Cupboard, Sizzling Summer Shop Hop (Lakeway); 9 - 5 both days (2 hours shifts requested)
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED September 4, 2018 - Georgetown Library/Chisholm Trail Quilt Guild; 9:30 am
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED September 11, 2018 - Austin Sewing Machines & Quilting (formerly Austin Sew & Vac); 9am-Noon; 2-4pm; 6-9pm
  • September 15 - The Linus Connection Monthly Meeting @ St. Philip's in Round Rock
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED October 8, 2018 - Austin Quilt Guild; 6-9:30pm
  • October 20, 2018 - The Linus Connection Monthly Meeting @ St. Philip's in Round Rock. WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Linus Volunteers - Check out raffle quilts tickets to sell during our monthly meetings. 
Need tickets before then? Contact Suzanne

Did you miss getting a postcard? Print this flyer to help sell your tickets!

A huge thanks to the wonderful volunteers who made this beautiful quilt happen: 
  • Wildflower Bee of the Chisholm Trail Quilt Guild pieced the beautiful top
  • Quilted by Dede Powell of Lou's Quilting Studio
  • Bound by Marjorie Pyle
  • Label by Rita Loyd

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.***

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.

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

Upcoming 2018 Dates:

August 22
September 12 & 26
October 10 & 24
November 14 & 28
December 12 & 28

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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!

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.


August Demo - Blocks, Bricks, & Sticks with Lorraine
(click on any photo to see it larger)





Each month, we present a free demonstration of a fun and easy technique, pattern, etc. to inspire our volunteers. 

Upcoming Demos & Presentations:
  • September - String Piecing with Barbara
  • October - Birthday Celebration & Annual Challenge
  • November - (We need you! Contact Jennifer to Share a demo in November!)
  • December - Holiday Celebration

Blankets were shown on Saturday, August 18, 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.

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    P.O. Box 29491    Austin, Texas 78755
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

1 comment:

  1. What fun to see the quilts, even if I am in CA! Keep up the good work.