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November 11 2008 Quilting Newsletter


Hi everyone, another week has flown past. MD and I have just spent four days up the coast, in a lovely unit overlooking the ocean. It was very very windy, and we were unable to sit out on the balcony. I would have lost all my patchwork to the gale blowing. Whilst up the coast, I taught two sessions at the Patchwork Angel. You may recall the “May I introduce…..” interview I had with Penny Hornbuckle the owner a couple of months ago.

On Saturday I took the students through the Advanced Rotary Cutting and Quickie Piecing class (the final in the series of three) and on Monday the students and I had a ball with the Introduction to Machine Quilting workshop. I do love teaching quilting – there’s simply nothing better than seeing the “light bulb moment” appear on your student’s faces and the delight they show when achieving a skill they thought was beyond their reach.

Looking ahead to 2009, sees me presenting more classes at the Angel. I love the teaching space and of course the lovely staff make it so easy to come and teach for them.

Last week I posted an article titled Design Wall – how to make your own. I have often been asked for the instructions for making my portable design wall that hangs over a door. It really works for me and I hope you may be able to make one for yourself. Here’s the link to that article.http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4336.asp

Also last week I started the “silly season” rolling with a limerick challenge on the Quilting Forum and the BellaOnline Quilting readers have taken up the challenge and run with it! Some of those limericks are really clever. So pop over to the forum and add your limerick. After Christmas, I’ll be posting them all as an article on the BellaOnline Quilting website for all to enjoy. Keep up the good work quilters, you are such a clever lot!!
Here’s the link to the forum:http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

And so to my little gift for my newsletter subscribers. In keeping with the DIY theme from last week, I’ve sourced two articles focused on creating your own BIG ironing board and light box for your sewing studio. Very easy instructions to follow. I’d be interested the hear from any one who has made these to see how they work.
Here’s the links:
http://www.quiltcampus.net/Library/Printings/NL2005-11-BigIroningBoard.html
http://www.quiltcampus.net/Library/Printings/NL2006-01-LightBox.html

Well, that’s all for now my lovely quilting readers. I do hope this newsletter finds you all well and keeping those fingers busy with needle and thread.
Cheerio for now and have fun quilting!!

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
http://Quilting.bellaonline.com

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