Monday, September 23, 2019

September 2019 Meeting, Show & Tell

Save the Date! The Linus Connection is celebrating 20 Years of making blankets for children in crisis across Central Texas and 15 years of our Annual Quilt & Blanket Challenge!

The Annual Quilt & Blanket Challenge is part of our Birthday Celebration held every October. 

This year's event will be Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Challenge Quilts & Blankets are due no later than 9am, Saturday, October 19.  Email Osie.

Join us for door prizes, fun games, Our amazing Quilt & Blanket Challengeviewer's choice awards,our Silent Auction fundraiser,food & treats,and much, much more!

Donations for this year's Silent Auction include a roll of Hobbs 80/20 batting, donated by Stephanie from Hobbs, and a brand new copy of EQ8 courtesy of the Electric Quilt Company. Stephanie also donated a second roll of batting for us to use in our charity quilts. We can't thank these amazing sponsors enough!

Also, look for: a Bernina Artista sewing and embroidery machine with loads of accessories including embroidery software, hoops, embroidery thread & more, lots of fun fabric kits and bundles, lots of fun sewing and quilting accessories, and amazing specialty yarns!

Bidding closes at 10:45 am.

Our friends at Leander United Methodist Church have invited all of our volunteers to join them at their Fall Bazaar & Craft Show coming Friday & Saturday, October 4, & 5. One of our own wonderful volunteers, Marjorie, has a quilt in their silent auction. LUMC supports our efforts at The Linus Connection, so please go support them and have fun doing it! The flyer is above.  Click to see it larger or print.

Our good friends at Pflugerville Quilt Guild invite you to a Quilt Retreat happening next month! Have fun, go on a day retreat, make friends, sew, sew, sew, and then sleep in your own bed each night!
Dates and sign up information in the flyer (above). Click to see it larger or print.


Please remember: Paper Poems should include your first name at the top with the ribbon tied in a bow. Use a safety pin on quilts, NO safety pin on yarn blankets.

ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew-on Linus label (see diagram).

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

August 28
September 11
September 25
October 9
October 23
November 13
November 27
December 11

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Do you have a fabric donation? Please contact Marge to make drop-off arrangements. Thanks!

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!

We currently need LOTS of Pellet Pockets! Find the instructions to make those are here.

We have enough quilt tops for the time being but will let our volunteers know when we need them again.

If you are helping with Weighted Blankets making pellet pockets, tops, etc., these 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.

September Demo
Disappearing Pinwheels & Hourglasses with Lorraine

Each month, we present a free demonstration of a fun and easy technique, pattern, etc. to inspire our volunteers.  Do you have a demo idea? Please email Jennifer!

Upcoming Demos & Presentations:
  • October - Birthday Celebration & Annual Challenge
  • November - Available!
  • December - No Demo
  • January - Panels with Osie
  • February - Using Precuts with Kaye

Blankets were shown on Saturday, September 21, 2019. 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. 

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