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March 8 2011 Quilting Newsletter


Hi all, well itís the middle of March and weíre all heading into a new season. Itís autumn here, but of course being subtropical, we donít really notice autumn until about May. We can look forward to a nice less humid climate for the next 8 weeks or so. Very civilised!!

Iíve been busy this week with sewing sewing sewing. Our group The Sisters of Stitch has adopted the little township of Condamine that was inundated with flood waters, not once but twice in a few weeks over Christmas. Unfortunately this little town was evacuated, so lots of homes and contents were damaged. The SOS decided to provide tea towels to the women of the town. So Iíve been busy sewing gorgeous patchwork fabric to the tea towels Iíve purchased. I bought bright red waffle towels, and have sewn fabrics that depict food onto each end. One towel has onions and cabbages, the other apples and carrots. Theyíve come up a treat, and Iíll be buying more towels to keep going.

Iíve also made some baby face washers with fabric and matching fabric buckets for a stall at the church that provides space for the Sunshine Linus group I belong to. Itís the least we can do when they support Sunshine Linus to such a large extent. Got more sewing to do for that stall, so will keep my head down for the next few days.

I posted another article listing more free block of the months that are available on the web. Hereís the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art5039.asp

Iím going to be posting photos and instructions for my Blue Quilt in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes out for that. Thanks to all those who contact me through the email provided on the webpage. Itís always so lovely to hear from you and I endeavour to reply within a few days of receiving your email.

To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Quilting located here - http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

So onto my little gifties for this week. Hope you have some fun!

http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/06/car-pillow-tutorial.html pillow in the shape of a car

http://notime2bbored.blogspot.com/2010/06/vinyl-bib-tutorial.html like this, perhaps not in vinyl, but in towelling for washing

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/07/oopsie-octopus.html Oopsie the Octopus from Melly and Me

http://eleanorsboutique.blogspot.com/2010/07/soft-baby-cube-with-tags-tutorial.html this is delightful and soooooo easy to make!

http://theblueberrymoon.blogspot.com/2010/06/first-nakey-baby-outfit.html great little ideas for baby doll outfits, BUT also great idea for preemie babies

http://4daydreambelievers.blogspot.com/2010/08/head-scarf-chemo-cap-tutorial.html a great tutorial on making a chemo cap/scarf for your friend

http://mummycrafts.blogspot.com/2010/10/baby-singlet-tutorial.html not quite patchwork but a lovely gift for a little baby

http://www.creationsbykara.com/2010/10/tuna-can-pin-cushion-recycling-at-its-best.html yes, I know, another pincushion!!!

http://pickupsomecreativity.blogspot.com/2010/11/sewing-101-with-me-tips-for-using.html hereís some ideas for different uses of your pinking shears or pinking rotary cutter

Well dear quilters, I must away, have my SOS meeting this afternoon and I have a boot load of stuff to pack. Hope allís well at your place, take care and speak again next week.

Cheerio for now

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

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