Tomorrow is the start of the blog hop to celebrate the release of Marie Bostwick’s latest book, Between Heaven and Texas. I hope you are excited about this event too. I can’t wait to see the free star block tutorials that the designers have come up with for us.
As part of the blog hop, we’re asking you to help out a great cause too by making an extra block (or as many as you like) for The Linus Connection. Jennifer from Sewhooked was kind enough to send me some information to share with you about the organization.
The Linus Connection is a Central Texas non-profit organization whose mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets that are for children in crisis situations in the Austin and Central Texas area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, foster care, battered women’s shelters, and to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.
All of the blankets are handmade (quilted, knitted or crocheted) by volunteers in the community, either as a group or individually. Each blanket is given to a child in need of some extra security.
Since 1999, The Linus Connection has distributed over 40,000 blankets to children in need across Central Texas.
Want to help? Make a donation! We accept quilts, afghans, fleece blankets and quilt blocks. Check out the Linus FAQ for more ways you can help or email Jennifer for more information. Jennifer will be accepting blocks from this blog hop and putting them into quilts for donation.
When we meet: The 3rd Saturday of every month, 9 â€“ 11 am (next meeting May 18, 2013)
Where we meet: St. Philip’s Methodist Church,16321 Great Oaks Drive, (the parking lot is off Racine), Round Rock, Texas 78681-3659
To learn more about The Linus Connection, see Show & Tell photos, contact us, leave a comment or to find out how you can help, please visit our blog.
Some of Jennifer’s donations:
More quilts from Linus volunteers: