Monday, July 19, 2021

Meeting Notes/Show and Tell - July 17, 2021

Hello, friends!

Welcome to another month of blanket magic with our Linus Connection volunteers! Thank you to everyone who came to our July 2021 meeting. We very much hope to see you again next month.

2021 Meetings

August 21, 2021
September 18, 2021
October 16, 2021
November 20, 2021
December 18, 2021

Need to change your email or be removed from the list? Contact Jennifer.

Annual Challenge packs are now available!

Challenge kits and rules were handed out during our June 2021 meeting. If you missed it, check with Osie at next month's meetings to get your Challenge Pack.

The Annual Quilt & Blanket Challenge is part of our Birthday Celebration and both will be back in October!

The Challenge 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 16, 2021.

Have a question about the 2021 Challenge? Email Osie.

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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 for placement.

Dropping your donation off? Everything you need to know is herePlease note that quilts & blankets need to be bagged for drop-off locations, but not for monthly meetings.

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.

Our weighted blanket tops are made with 4 1/2" squares to make 4" finished blocks. We can also use brick quilt tops if the bricks are staggered and the sizes are equivalent to a top made with 4 1/2" squares. Brick quilt top tutorial.

Weighted blanket quilt tops should be completed and turned in to the kitchen during our monthly meeting. Those are attention to Debbe. Quilt tops with a BACK added should be attention to Stephanie. Thank you all for your help!

We still need LOTS of Pellet Pockets. Ready-to- sew pellet pockets can be picked up at our monthly meeting. Please note that volunteers do not need to fill the pockets, just get them ready to fill! Instructions to make those are here.

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

Our July 2021 presentation was the Three Yard Quilt Challenge with Pflugerville Quilt Guild. Members were chanllenged with three yard pieces of fabric to create a charity quilt for The Linus Connection!










We're delighted to be able to share Demonstrations with our volunteers again! If you'd like to book a Demo for this year or early 2022, please email Jennifer.

Coming in 2021:
  • August - available - please email to sign up!
  • September - "Hidden Wells" with Susan B.
  • October - Birthday Month! Challenge & Silent Auction
  • November - "Whirling Stripes" with Paula B.
  • December - Holiday Party (no Demo)

Blankets were shown on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

Show & Tell quilts &  blankets 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!

Please keep an eye on the website, join our email list, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram for the latest Linus information. We also have a Facebook Group just for Linus Connection volunteers where you can share photos and chat! You can join here.

The Linus Connection Board Members
  • Stephanie, Executive Director, Liaison with all Recipient Facilities
  • Marge, Assistant Director, Fabric Donations
  • Jennifer, Social Media, Blanket Distribution
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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