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November 2 2011 Quilting Newsletter

Knock, Knock, itís me again, after a week teaching on Norfolk Island, Iím back and so happy to be in touch with you all again. I had a fabulous time on the Island. My classes were great, I met up with some girls that attended last year and made new quilting friends this year.

Anyone that attends my classes knows that I like to have fun. Letís face it life can be a bit ho-hum without laughter. Having a week being tourist and a quilt student on Norfolk is a super idea, because the quilters are on holidays and all they want is fun, fun, fun! And the organisers provided that in buckets. Lots of laughs and a bit of noisy revelry was the order of the week. To say I am exhausted is an understatement, and itís good to be home and resting up.

Iíll include the link to the QuiltNorfolk site if youíre interested in perhaps attending next year, though the information for 2012 is yet to be posted (but Iím sure itís not too far away). I can thoroughly recommend it. Itís like a spa for quilters!!!! Hereís the link: http://www.quiltnorfolk.com/index.htm
I posted a review article whilst I was away, and I think youíll really like this interesting and informative DVD. Itís a DVD called ďWhy Quilts MatterĒ and itís a very interesting documentary on quilting in the US and has lots of scholars and quilters contributing to the discussion. Hereís the link to the review: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173633.asp

We had a request on the forum from Hollyís Mum about a pattern by Aunt Ems called Clam Shell. Can anyone help her find this pattern please? Hereís the link to the forum, please feel free to help.

So onto my goodies for this week. An eclectic mix of bibs and bobs for you. Hope you enjoy the browse:

http://scientificseamstress.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-sewing-lab-free-geektastic-printable.html wow! Does this quilter know how to organize? Check out the Printable offer. Itís fantastic.

http://www.bloombakecreate.com/2011/06/sun-printing-2/ Dyeing instructions using the sun.

http://paneamoreecreativita.it/blog/origami-come-fare-un-segnalibro/ not patchwork but definitely for the avid reader

http://www.makeitlovely.com/2010/09/cozy-woodland-snuggle-quilt.html a simple but elegant quilt for your littlie

http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/travel-organiser-tutorial/ a great idea for the traveller

http://nestnestingnested.blogspot.com/2011/06/vintage-lace-lampshade.html I like the effect the lace gives when the lamp is on. Donít you?

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/06/stuffed-fabric-turtles-with-pattern-pieces.html love these little cuties.

http://www.chalkinmypocket.com/2011/04/quilting-with-mod-podge-and-magnets.html patchwork block fridge magnets love em, love em, love em!

http://buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.com/2011/03/cupcake-pincushionbox-tutorial.html I know, another pincushion Ė but I just canít help myself!

http://qfdcreative.com.au/tutorials/phoebe-block-keep-bom-keep-by-cheryl-goss-of-willowberry-des.html block keep to store your blocks

Well, thatís a few more that usual, but you deserve it!

I hope this newsletter finds you all well, and for the Northern Hemispherians (I checked this word with the spell checker and it wouldn't accept it. It offered Hemispheroids. Sounds like something that might hurt! So I think Hemispherians is a great word!), enjoying the Fall/Autumn and the beautiful colors it brings. We Southern Hemispherians (still a great word!), are enjoying spring and getting ready for a very hot summer. Stay happy, speak again next week.

Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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