Where in the world would I be without friends?
Floating in a sea of empty Internet, no Bee, no Linus. That’s where I’d be.
Fortunately, none of those things are true. Whew.
Over the last several weeks, I’ve received oodles of packages in the mail from friends sending donations for my favorite cause, The Linus Connection.
I mention Linus often, because it’s a big part of my life. I’ve been volunteering as a blanket maker since late 2002. I’ve been the webmistress of linusconnection.org since 2003. I’m currently in my second term on the Board of Directors. I write all of the Linus Connection blog posts. I’m in charge of blanket sorting and distribution. Most of my local friends were met either through or because of my participation in The Linus Connection.
Like I said, it’s kind of a big deal to me.
When the Central Texas fires occurred, and I mentioned Linus and that we, the volunteers, would do everything we can to fill the requests of facilities that are helping the children affected, my friends, both near and far, stepped up.
They stepped up in a big way.
a free 12″ pattern
for best results when printing, set scaling to “none”
We have already donated two Stars For Linus quilts and a third is in the making. I continue to accept not only Stars For Linus blocks, but Wonky Star blocks.
In addition to Stars For Linus blocks, I’ve received quilt tops, completed quilts, and a stack of afghans.
Like I said, my friends stepped up. See the full list of those that have donated.
In addition to the stack of quilts I showed in this post, the following wonderful offerings were donated to Linus yesterday, thanks to a few of my friends:
Have you mailed Stars for Linus blocks or made a blanket donation? There’s a flickr group for that!
Would you like to help The Linus Connection raise funds for blanket-making supplies? Buy a raffle ticket! They are super inexpensive ($1 each or 6 tickets for $5). Click on the banner above for details. I am also personally happy to accept paypal payment or U.S. checks or Money Orders made out to The Linus Connection for your tickets. Please include your name, mailing address and preferred email so I can fill out your ticket information and mail the stubs to you. If you’d like to send a check or money order, please email me for more information.
Yesterday was The Linus Connection’s twelfth Birthday and our Annual Blanket Challenge. If you have not already seen all the amazing blankets that were entered in the Challenge, go see! We had an absolutely stunning turn out, breaking our previous record for number of blankets turned in for the Challenge.
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