Community Service



The Linus Connection

Our Linus contact is Becky Rodier, btar14@austin.rr.com

The Linus Connection is a Central Texas organization whose mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in our area. All of the blankets are handmade by people in the community, either as a group or individually. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women's shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.

All blankets are donated by volunteers like you. They are sewn, quilted, hand tied; crocheted or knitted. Pieced tops are always welcome. Feel free to drop off blanket tops or finished blankets at the guild meeting or at the Linus meeting, which is the 3rd Saturday of each month, from 9 am to 11 am, at

St. Philip's Methodist Church
16321 Great Oaks Drive
(the parking lot is off Racine)
Round Rock, Texas 78681-3659

At this meeting, you can also pickup fabric and patterns for ideas.

Other drop-off locations are:
— Honey Bee Quilt Store, 9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300, Austin, TX 78729
— Poppy Quilt N Sew, 3010 Williams Dr, Georgetown, TX 78628
Be sure to tell them it is for The Linus Connection.

Color: Should be bright and appropriate for children

Please follow the Linus blanket specifications when making your quilts. Sizes can range from 30" x 30" up to 54" x 70" (preemie / teens). The most popular size is 40 x 60. If your top is wider than 40", please provide a quilt back to go with it.

Each CTQG member is asked to make and donate at least one Linus quilt and bring it to "show and tell" during their birthday month and get a big "Happy Birthday" from the group.