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April 21 2011 Quilting Newsletter


Hi everyone, my apologies for running late this week, it’s been a busy one for me. We had a fantastic meeting at the Sunshine Linus group on Monday. We handed some 44 “kit bags” to the Gift Program who supports the Foster Parents of the Sunshine Coast. These bags will be provided to the foster childred to hold their “special” belongings.

We also have set ourselves a goal of making and donating 100 quilts to the Gift Program by August. We spent most of our meeting, sorting through the fabric that has been donated, and making room for more to come! We do so appreciate the donation of fabrics to the Sunshine Linus group – without these generous donations, we would find it very difficult to provide anywhere near as much as we can.

If you have any patchwork fabric that you don’t think you’ll use, perhaps you could donate it to your local Project Linus chapter, or a similar group that makes comforts for people in need.

It’s Easter here this weekend, and a lot of people have left the city for their holiday destinations. I hope the weather holds out for the campers. We’ve had some rainy days lately and I don’t believe it’s all cleared as yet. So here’s hoping. MD and I are staying put for Easter. We don’t usually go away for Easter. So there’s plenty to do here at home. I’ve got some sewing to get into and I hope to finish this particular quilt within the week. I started this quilt at a workshop about 12 months ago, and it’s time to finish it off. So four days should see me break the back of that project. MD will try to fit some cycle riding in, if the weather’s good.

I surfed the web last week after a request from a reader for some placemat patterns and found some wonderful patterns. I posted the result in this article, and here’s the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art322.asp

We had a request from a reader on the forum about finishing off an antique quilt. Perhaps you could help this reader with some ideas. Here’s the link to the forum: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/forums/43/1/Quilting

I’m having lots of fun finding fun things for you to browse. Hope you enjoy the selection for this week.

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/07/decorate-my-home-part-21-flowered.html a lovely cushion cover with a gorgeous flower motif

http://theblissfullycontentlife.blogspot.com/2010/06/simple-changing-pad-my-favorite-baby.html a lovely little change pad for a newborn baby

http://kellyrachel.com/blog/2010/05/25/make-a-bag-sew-along-introduction/ lots of bag tutorials – a fantastic site

http://www.shivayanaturals.com/2010/03/putting-everything-in-its-place.html a passenger seat organiser – probably the best thing after a wife!@!

http://delilahsmomma.blogspot.com/2010/04/fabric-business-gift-card-holder.html hmmm I need one of these

http://whipup.net/2010/09/19/2010-guest-blogger-series-laura-wilson-making-a-firewood-tote/ not only a firewood tote, but great for collecting cuttings from the garden.

http://speckless.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/tutorial-overly-easy%C2% A pincushion - yep, another one!!

Well, dear friends, I must away and bring the washing in – it’s clouding over again and they’re worth saving! I hope those of you who celebrate Easter have a wonderful weekend, and to all, stay well and happy and keep smiling at others – it utterly disarms them!!

Cheerio for now


Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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