Wednesday, October 24, 2018

2018 Challenge & Birthday Celebration!

On October 20, 2018, The Linus Connection celebrated our 19th Birthday and our 14th Annual Challenge!

♥ Meeting ♥

Our meeting included Special Guests, Raffle Quilt winner, a Silent Auction, gorgeous quilts and blankets made by our amazing volunteers, prizes, and more!

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♥ Special Guests ♥

Our Birthday meeting included very special guests from Threads of Love, Williamson County CAC, WIC & more. We are honored to have had such special guests at our Birthday Celebration.

♥ Raffle Quilt ♥

Saturday's meeting was the final chance to purchase tickets for our 2018 Raffle Quilt, All Around Texas.

And the winner is Cindy Sharpnack! Cindy was not present for the drawing.

Congratulations, Cindy, and thank you to everyone who helped make this quilt happen. Thanks to those who purchased tickets to support The Linus Connection!

All Around Texas raised over $2000!
(final total to be announced)

Thank you to Becky & Suzanne for all of the hard work you put into the Raffle Quilt ticket sales!

A huge thanks to the wonderful volunteers who made this beautiful quilt: 
  • 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

♥ Donations Received ♥


We'd like to thank the following people for their generous monetary donations:
  • Kathy Sellstrom - $250
  • Leander United Methodist Church - $400 (plus $10 cash from a member)
  • Sarah Spence - $200
  • Birthday Party Donations - $78

♥ Yummy Treats ♥

 Our volunteers brought lots of good things to eat! 

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♥♥ Silent Auction♥♥

The 2018 Silent Auction raised $3978, tripling last year's total! 

Thank you to everyone who donated items, especially Hobbs Bonded Fibers and those wonderful individuals who donated items both large and small, baskets, and more, all just for this auction. Every single donation makes this happen. Thank you to Jennifer for organizing and thank you to our bidders for always making this a fun event and for your continued support of The Linus Connection. ♥

♥♥ 14th Annual Quilt & Blanket Challenge ♥♥

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Volunteers and visitors alike had the opportunity to see all of our beautiful Challenge Quilts & Yarn Blankets and to cast their votes for favorites in three categories: Yarn, Applique Quilts, & Pieced Quilts. There are two favorites chosen from each category. Viewer's Choice Yarn favorites took home Joann Fabric & Craft Gifts Cards. Viewer's Choice Quilt favorites took home Honey Bee Quilt Store gift cards donated by the store.

Yarn Viewer's Choice - #213, Carolyn Bolton

Yarn Viewer's Choice - #207, Lisa McDermott

Applique Viewer's Choice - #139 - Shelley Daley

Applique Viewer's Choice - #145 - Jeannie Toewe

Both Shelley & Jeannie made two quilts from their Challenge packs.

Pieced Viewer's Choice - #134, Rita Barrett

Pieced Viewer's Choice - #110, Marjorie Pyle

♥ Challenge Quilts & Yarn Blankets ♥

For the first time in 14 years, our Challenge was moved inside due to all the rain we'd had up until Saturday morning. A special thanks goes out to St. Philip's for allowing us to use their beautiful chapel to display our 2018 Challenge Quilts & Yarn Blankets.

Thank you to Osie for organizing the Challenge and thank you Pflugerville Quilt Guild for all of your support!

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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