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April 8 2010 Quilting Newsletter


Hi Bella Quilters, Iím just popping in for a quick chat, hope allís well at your place.

Have you ever wondered what happens in your sewing room at night, when all is quiet and youíre fast asleep? Well, I think thereís some high jinks going on at my place, I really do! At night when I leave the room, I turn off the lights, the TV, and the computer. When I come back into the room in the morning, it looks like thereís been a party going on!! Well, thatís my excuse and Iím sticking to it! Iím sure I donít leave it in such a mess each night, SURELY!!

Itís been another busy week for me; my daughter came and stayed for a few days. She was out more than she was in, and thatís expected as she has lots of friends to keep in touch with. It was lovely just having her in our home again, having her chatter fill the house.

I also was busy with gatherings on most days this past week. Yesterday I spent the day with my Linus friends, and we sewed up a storm. There was binding being wound onto cards, hand stitching of labels and bindings, cutting and ironing of squares, and some machining of weighted blanket squares. All this under the kind eye of our co-ordinator, Ruby, who does the most splendid job of ensuring that we all have something to do, both at our Linus gatherings and at home in the meantime.

Iím hope to be starting a Sunshine Linus group in June. We have a venue available, thanks Penny at the Patchwork Angel (www.patchworkangel.com.au). The idea is that we can make and distribute quilts, weighted blankets and other necessary creations to the needy on the Sunshine Coast. Iím very excited, because Iíve had many girls from there ask if we could get a group going.

Last Sunday I posted an interview with the Nifty Fifty Quilters, who are a very active quilt group who do good deeds for those in need. Hereís the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6343.asp
Thereís been some chatter on the forum these past few weeks. Pop over to have a catch up. Hereís the link:
http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/593696/Quilts_To_plan_or_not_to_plan_#Post593696

Now, onto my gifts for you this week. Iíve found some pretty interesting things, sometimes not quilting related, but I think youíll be interested anyway. So here goes:

http://littledeartracks.blogspot.com/2010/04/make-your-own-iron-on-transfers.html Wow, fantastic, Iím hooked!!

http://kathyhaynie.blogspot.com/2010/03/fabric-balls-craft-tutorial.html Cute Fabric Balls for Baby

http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sew-a-fabric-watchband/2010/01/05/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+craftgossip%2FxQGh+%28Craft+Gossip%29 Watchband made from fabric

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3737/identifying-treasures-in-your-button-stash Button Treasures


Well, I must away, have a lovely week ahead, and I'll pop in again, briefly next week.
Cheerio for now, and have fun quilting
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
http://Quilting.bellaonline.com

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