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April 2 2008 Quilting Newsletter


Hi everyone, we've just returned from 5 days away at the coast (the Sunshine Coast). It's only 1 hour away from home, but we always take a unit that has a view, and it's the best medicine for the soul. We went for lovely walks, had a couple of dips in the ocean, and the hot tub and swimming pool. We ate ALL THE TIME, and of course I got lots and lots of sewing done. My last border is starting to take shape, and (here I go doing the math again), each section takes 21 leaves, there's 5 sections per side; 5 x 5 = 25 x 21 = OMG it makes 525 leaves. If by chance I haven't been carted off to the funny farm at the end of creating this quilt, I'll hold a party, and I'll call it CRAZY BUT STILL HERE!! In fact that might be the name of the quilt!

The article I posted last Sunday is about Art Quilts. I am noticing the word Art Quilts all over the place these days so I decided to go in search of a definition. I hope to cover other facets of the Art Quilt genre over the next little while. Here's the latest article from the Quilting site at BellaOnline.com.

Art Quilts - Defining an Art Quilt
Art Quilts, how do you define an Art Quilt?

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art56192.asp

Please visit Quilting.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Quilting.

I've also decided to tidy up the quilting site and I'm looking for interesting topics to investigate for you. So go to the Forum site and tell me what you're interested in. I'd love to hear from you.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

My little gift to you today is a fabulous recipe I've made up out of my head. I worked it out on a day that I needed to sew more than eat and it ended up being a very filling "quickie" meal, and kept the petrol in my tank until tea time. Try it, tell me what you think.

I call it Judie's Got No Time Couscous. Enjoy.

cup couscous
1 tablespoon powdered stock
cup boiling water
Put stock into boiling water and then pour stock and water onto couscous. Leave stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

avocado
1 tomato
5 strips red capsicum
onion
1 stick celery
Cut the five ingredients shown above into similar sized pieces (about 1cm x 1cm)


1 tablespoon sultanas
2 fresh dates (seeded). Cut dates into 5 or 6 small pieces each
10 cashew nuts. Cut nuts into 4 or 5 pieces each

Combine all 8 ingredients together then mix into the couscous.

Yum Yum in my Tum!!!

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

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

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