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January 7 2010 Quilting Newsletter

Hi everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. Itís my first newsletter for 2010!! Hooray!! Hope this newsletter finds you all feeling on top of the world and with a mind full of quilting ideas, just bursting to get started.
Iíve had a fabulous start to my year Ė I left on New Yearís Day to travel to my daughters out bush and spent 5 great days with her and her husband and her gorgeous Labrador Ė Cadbury. Heís called that because heís a chocolate color. Iím afraid Iím in love with him. Heís such a lovely natured dog Ė only has eyes for his owners and is very obedient and loyal. Itís such a pleasure to have a dog around Ė Iím sure everyone should have a pet of some sort. You can give all the love youíve got to give and your pet will give it and buckets more back unconditionally.

Anyway, whilst I was with my daughter, she had be busy making up curtains for her school room, as well as a pocket chart. At home I fixed up some curtains, and created new ones. It was so much fun being able to do something for her. The distance between us means we donít see each other often (although weíve started skypeing and itís terrific), so I really love being able to do things for her when I can. I also made a quilt for her best friend who is having her second baby soon. I made it up pretty quickly and it turned out very, very well.

Iím thinking I might put the quilt instructions up on Bellaonline including photographs and all the instructions. Although the Prairie Points look difficult, theyíll a cinch. So keep your eyes out for that one.
Last week I posted a little article defining some quilting jargon for those that are new to quilting. Iíve had some positive responses, so Iíll continue to add some from time to time as I come across them. Hereís the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2271.asp

Well, onto my gifts for you this week. I get so many emails telling me that you love the gifts, so Iíll continue surfing the net and finding interesting free stuff for you during 2010.
So this week, there are three gifts:

http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/576337#Post576337 great ideas for handles for your special tote

http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-closing-a-gap-when-stuffing-a-softie/2009/11/30/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+craftgossip%2FxQGh+%28Craft+Gossip%29 how to close a gap when stuffing a softie

http://www.fontspace.com/category/sewing a number of really groovy needlework fonts that are free to download.

Well, dear quilters, Iíd best be away onto other things. Thanks for having me at your place. Again, Happy New Year to you all, may your hands keep busy, your mind in a happy place and your heart always open to love.
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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