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  • June 2023 Meeting Highlights

    Recipient Facility Spotlight The Salvation Army The Salvation Army Rathgeber Center for Families is a emergency shelter serving families with children experiencing homelessness. Phase 1 has 120 beds in 42 private rooms with the average family stay at 4-6 months. Phase II has 92 beds in 23 extended suites. In 2022 provided 51,725 bed nights serving 554 individuals. The Austin Shelter for Women and Children (ASWC) has operated since 2001, has 81 beds and has served 25,461 nights to 339 individuals. These facilities host monthly birthday parties for children with birthdays within that month. There are games and prizes and children are celebrated with birthday cakes, presents and loads of fun. The Linus Connection has been providing blankets to The Salvation Army since 2014 and has provided over 1600 blankets for the children being served in these shelters, plus over 500 during Hurricane Harvey. Announcements Linus Workday - July 18 will be a Linus Workday at Honey Bee Quilt Store from 10:30 - 4:00. Austin Sunshine Camp - July 16 and July 30 from 10:00 - 11:00 am are still available to help Austin Sunshine Camp setup for their upcoming weekly camp. Contact Jacie at if you can help! Christmas in July Fabric Sale Our July meeting will be held on July 22 (note: this is the 4th Saturday, this month only) and we will be hosting our annual fabric sale. Fabric will be $10 per pound (approx. 3-4 yards of fabric makes a pound). Beginning at 9:00 am, we will be accepting blanket donations and from 10:00 - 12:00 the sale begins! Come stock up your stash and bring your fabric loving friends too! Demo Nancy provided our Demo this month and she showed how you can use up all your string scraps to make a great scrappy blanket. Show and Tell

  • May 2023 Meeting Highlights

    Announcements July's meeting will be on the 4th Saturday! July 22!! Christmas in July Fabric Sale - July 22 July will be our annual Christmas in July Fabric Sale! Fabric will be priced at $10 per pound and all proceeds go directly to supporting The Linus Connection. Help at Sunshine Camp! The dates for these opportunities are: Sunday, June 11th from 10am -11am Sunday, June 25th from 10am-11am Sunday, July 16th from 10am-11am Sunday, July 30th from 10am-11am Contact for more information Challenge Blanket Kits were handed out. If you missed grabbing one, there are still some available to pickup at a meeting. Recipient Facility Spotlight Royal Family Kids Camp - now "For the Children" For the Children Through a five-day summer camp, Royal Family KIDS Camp of Austin fosters resiliency, self-esteem, hope and positive memories for area foster children who have experienced relational trauma. The curriculum and activities use Trust -Based Relational Intervention so that campers experience life giving activities all week. Royal Family KIDS of Austin, Texas is one of hundreds of chapters of For The Children. Founded in 1994, RFK Austin has served more than 1300 Central Texas foster children - always confronting abuse and changing lives. Previously, RFK had 2 program, the summer camp and a mentoring program. In late 202, they renamed to For the Children and expanded the program. Still continuing to evolve, but they are now helping provide school supplies, laptops, etc. shoes and clothes, assisting social workers and providing temporary housing. We have been giving blankets for the camp since the year 2000. since that time, we have donated over 1,374 blankets to them. Find out more here - May Show and Tell

  • April 2023 Meeting Highlights

    Demo - Strips and Bricks with Paula +April Show and Tell Pictures

  • March 2023 Meeting Highlights

    Demo - Skateboard Quilt March Show and Tell

  • January 2023 Meeting Highlights

    Show and Tell and Demo - Using Panels with Marge and Friends Marge handed out TONS of Panel Kits. See the examples below for how panels are used in quilts. Included in the pictures are the wonderful Show and Tell Blankets for January.

  • February 2023 Meeting Highlights

    Demo - Leaders and Enders with Paula February Show and Tell

  • December 2022 Meeting Highlights

    This month we had our annual holiday party where we enjoyed each others company, ate a lot of Hershey's Kisses and grabbed some fat quarters. We also enjoyed a wonderful Show and Tell with the awesome blankets below. Happiest Holidays to All!

  • November 2022 Meeting Highlights

    Demo - Scrappy Happy with Sarah, Sheryl, Eileen and Carole November Show and Tell

  • October 2022 Meeting Highlights - The Linus Connection's 23rd Birthday Bash!

    Every October we celebrate The Linus Connection's birthday with a Quilt Challenge and Silent Auction. All money raised goes to support The Linus Organization for our blanket making supplies, our storage unit, printing and office supplies and much much more! The Challenge Fabric was a donation from Noelann Brown's estate and this Challenge is dedicated to her memory. Thank you to Osie for organizing the Challenge for the 18th year and thank you to all the volunteers who pitched in to make this happen! Some of our newest blanket makers from the North American Taiwanese Women's Association shared a $500 donation from their group as well as $100 in personal donations. Thank you, ladies, we're delighted to have you as our volunteers! Thank you to everyone who donated items, especially Hobbs Bonded Fibers for a roll of their wonderful 80/20 Heirloom Batting, and to all those wonderful individuals who donated items both large and small, baskets, and more, all to support our non-profit. Every single donation makes this happen! Thanks also go out to Jennifer for organizing, and huge thanks to Sarah, Sheryl, Carol, & Susan for helping build 71 Silent Auction Baskets. Big thanks also to Suzanne and everyone else who helped us push through to the end! The biggest thank you goes out to our bidders for always making this a fun event and for your continued support of The Linus Connection. ♥

  • September 2022 Meeting Highlights

    Special Guest The Linus Connection was honored to have a special visitor during Saturday's meeting! Madison from Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services joined us and shared a little about what her organization does. Thank you, Madison! Find out more about the organization here! Demo - Jumbo Log Cabin Ideas Show and Tell

  • August 2022 Meeting Highlights

    Demo - Cats and Dogs with Paula Show and Tell

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