Wednesday, May 25, 2022

May 2022 Meeting Updates, Show & Tell, Challenge Announcement

On July 16, 2022, it's Christmas in July!

The last few years have inundated our non-profit with beautiful quilt fabrics and our storage unit is bursting at the seams! Help us make room and support a good cause, all while filling your stash with gorgeous fabric! 

We will have a short meeting from 9-10 am with limited supplies. We will also have blanket collection & distribution as usual. 

Doors will close at 10 am for setup and will reopen for the CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE at 10:30 am. Doors will remain open until 3pm or earlier if we run out of fabric!

Fabric will be sold for $10 per pound. 
Fabric yardage is sold as is and will not be cut or torn into smaller pieces. 

Curated Fat Quarter Bundles will be available for $5 for 6 fat quarters.

We accept Cash, Check, or PayPal 
(must have the PayPal app or web access on your mobile device)

Linus Volunteers: There will be opportunities to sign up to help with our fundraising event during the June meeting. You can also contact Marge to volunteer.

The Linus Connection is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. All proceeds go to support our mission to make blankets for children in crisis in Central Texas.

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

2022 Meetings
June 18, 2022
July 16, 2022
August 20, 2022
September 17, 2022
October 15, 2022
November 19, 2022
December 17, 2022

We'd like to share a special thanks to Poppy Quilt & Sew for being a drop-off location & supporter of The Linus Connection!

Annual Challenge packs are now available!

Challenge kits and rules were handed out during our May 2022 meeting for our 18th Annual Challenge! If you missed it, check with us at next month's meetings to get your Challenge Pack.

The Annual Quilt & Blanket Challenge is part of our Birthday Celebration. Both will happen during our October meeting!

The Challenge is 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 15, 2022.

Have a question about the 2022 Challenge? Email Osie.

We have filled all orders for Sunshine Camps

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 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.

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 above for placement or watch this super short video!

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.

We currently do not need weighted blanket tops but we are still in need of Pellet Pockets! Instructions to make pellet pockets 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.

If you'd like to book a Demo, please email Jennifer.

Upcoming Demos:
  • June 2022 - Eye Spy with Osie & Friends
  • August - Big Log Cabin with Sarah S.
  • September - Demo with Paula B.
  • October - Birthday Celebration + Challenge (no demo)
  • November - Demo with Sheryl K. & Sarah S.
  • December - Holiday Party (no demo)

Blankets shown were donated on Saturday, May 21, 2022, and will go to children in crisis in Central Texas. 

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.

We encourage you to join us at our monthly meeting and participate in Show and Tell.

Click on any photo to see it bigger!

A special thanks to Lorraine Kyle & her students from Vista Ridge who support The Linus Connection!

The Pflugerville Quilt Guild was back with a fun challenge from their group!

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
  • Anne, Yarn, Mail, Weighted Blankets

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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