This past Saturday, the first donations from around the world went out to kids all over the Austin area (read the Linus Blog here).
Many of the the wonderful online crafters that have been participating have sent individual quilt and crochet blocks, but I’ve also received completed quilt tops and entire afghans, fabric yardage and yarn!
Made (and designed!) by Amber of Amber’s Originals, one of three teen-sized afghans she donated!
Mmmm, Olives made by Amber of Amber’s Originals
The following are photos taken by my good friend Linda during Show & Tell at Linus this past Saturday. That’s me holding up the blankets!
Another beautiful afghan by Amber of Amber’s Originals.
made by Marissa…do you see Spiderman?
The Starknuts Community Blanket. You can read more about this one here. And no, I have no explanation for the look on my face!
Top donated by Laci of Orange Blossom Boutique. This one will be quilted and go out with next month’s deliveries.
Each blanket receives a stitch on label, so the child that receives it will know just where it came from. There’s also a paper label that includes the first name of the blanket maker as well as a poem about the making of the blanket.
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This month’s challenge for me will be to start turning the individual blocks received into quilt tops. I will likely quilt those myself, the sooner to have them go out to kids in need. Shae, your quilt top is still at the quilters and I will post photos as soon as I can!
We were still short on larger blankets because so many of the facilities that we donate to request them, but the numbers were better than last month, in part thanks to my wonderful online friends and the crafting community!
I have HUGE hugs for every single one of you…someday!
I will continue to accept donations until the end of March. If you still have something you’d like to share with Linus, please contact me for my mailing address.