Hello everyone, hope allís well at your place. Who said quilters canít perform miracles? Last Monday afternoon at the Sunshine Linus meeting we were putting together in bags ready for delivery, 110 quilts for the Special School at Caboolture, just north of Brisbane.
We needed boys and girls quilts appropriate to their age. We have been making and collecting quilts since the end of last year and were certain we would have the right amount. You guessed it Ė we were one short!!
We couldnít believe it Ė how could we be one short? Anyway, one of our intrepid quilters Nicky remembered that she was in the middle of completing a quilt and had, by the way, been sewing the binding on during her journey to the gathering. So there we are, heading off to the Special School with 109 quilts and one being completed as we arrived!! How impressive is that?
If youíd like to see what went on at Sunshine Linus last week hereís the link: http://sunshinelinusgroup.blogspot.com.au/
Last week I wrote an article about what to do when you fabric jams in your sewing machine. Iím speaking from personal experience here! Hereís the link if youíre interested: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art182726.asp
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Iím having a ball finding interesting stuff for this newsletter, and have recently come across some websites Iíve not seen before Ė hope you enjoy my selection for this week:
http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2011/06/simple-stripes-quilt-tutorial.html love strippy quilts - hereís a great tutorial
http://badskirt.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/value-added-bargain-basement-part-1.html a super duper quilt tutorial that is very easy to understand
http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2009/08/kitchen-stools-refinished.html love the idea of refinishing.
http://fabricfascination.blogspot.com.au/2010/12/fabric-covered-cards.html a nice idea for covering card with scrap fabric
http://www.feathersflights.com/2012/01/stuffed-alligator-pattern-and-tutorial.html a stuffed alligator softie Ė some little cherub is going to SNAP this one up (sorry couldnít help myself!)
http://funthreads.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/removing-cutting-mat-fuzz.html gosh I need this idea for my board
http://americanfeltandcraft.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/d-i-y-giraffe-tic-tac-toe/ a softie tic-tac-toe felt game to make for when storage space is at a premium
http://www.instructables.com/id/KIMONO-BABY-SHOES-WITH-INNERTUBE-SOLE/ you know I have a fetish for baby shoes Ė arenít these cute?
http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Teacup-Pincushion/ cute little teacup pincushion
http://www.thenoblewife.com/pages/FreePatterns.htm scroll down to find a huge amount of free stitchery patterns
Well, dear readers, thatís all I have for you this week. Hope the weather is being kinder to you than last time we spoke and that youíre finding some time to indulge with a little quilting.
Talk again next week, cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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