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Next Volunteer Meeting...
The North and South Austin groups will next meet May 14th and 21st, 2016, respectively, from 10 am until about 2 pm.

We are always happy to give blankets if you know of a need. Contact info for our Chapter Coordinator appears at the bottom of the page on the right.

Where we meet in Central Texas (all chapters listed).

Even if you don't want to attend meetings, you can donate blankies! Check out our list of places you can drop off blankets.

We currently most need large blankets. For an easy large blanket, one layer fleece blankets of 1˝ to 2 yards of fleece finished at the edges are quick & easy. Since these usually go to older kids, please choose "non-baby" prints and colors. Check out webpages listed below for great fleece-finishing instructions.

We also always need single-layer, 36"-square fleece receiving blankets in baby prints. These are donated monthly to Dell Children's Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Area Leaders

Chapter Coordinator:
Brenda Kilburn
South group leader:
Jean Bishop
North group:
Shawn Yeatman
Bastrop group:
Mary Knauer
Smithville subgroup:
Brenda Grant
Chapter communications:
Jan Everett

Handy Links

PROJECT LINUS NATIONAL SITE

FINISH A FLEECE BLANKET

RAVELRY

FREE AFGHAN/CROCHET PATTERNS

CROCHET PATTERN CENTRAL

KNITTING PATTERN CENTRAL

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Free Patterns

Here are a few websites that have patterns. Try a few out and share your works of art with children in crisis. The possibilities are endless. We put links to patterns in our monthly newsletters, so if you'd like to be on our mailing list sign-up here. This mail service is sponsored (for free—thanks MailChimp!) by MailChimp and complies with anti-spam regulations rigorously. You can unsubscibe any time right from the newsletter.

Most knitters and crocheters are familiar with Ravelry, but if you're not, check it out. It has thousands of free knitting and crochet pattern links and powerful search features. And membership is free.

Fleece Blanket Ideas

The best website we've found is a Project Linus chapter in Idaho's compendium of ideas for finishing off fleece blankets. (http://www.linusidaho.org/finishafleeceblanket.htm)

Crochet

Knitting

If you're into quick-and-easy (aren't we all?), knitting or crocheting squares and joining them makes wonderful blankies. And it's a nifty way to learn patterns and practice your skills. There are thousands of patterns for squares on the web too. One terrific site is Dishcloth Boutique. They have both knitting and crochet patterns. Prepare to become addicted ;-D .

Please remember, Project Linus needs machine-washable and -dryable fibers for our childrens' blankets.


 
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