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May 13 2014 Quilting Newsletter


Hello everyone, just me popping in to say hello to you all. I do hope you are feeling on top of everything and that you’re getting some quilting time during your busy week.

Queensland Quilters had their annual picnic yesterday to celebrate their 30th anniversary and it was a terrific day. So much organisation went into the day and it sure paid off. There were heaps of vendors with lots and lots of goodies for sale and to ogle at, and of course the fun and games of the tombola raffle.

This year the group supported Young Care which is a charity set up to help young people who are in high care that require purpose built living facilities to reside in, instead of nursing homes.

I guess there’s quilt guilds all over the world celebrating some milestone birthdays – as the real quilting revolution happened in the mid to late eighties. I’ve been a member of QQ for 20 years this year and have seen the group flourish into a wonderfully vibrant organisation with positive productive members aplenty. I thoroughly recommend you look out for your local Quilt Guild and jump on board – you’ll be glad you did.

Last week I posted another book review from Leisure Arts – this one is all about curves and the development of a different technique for sewing curves very accurately. Here’s the link:
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183275.asp

Thank you to the lovely readers who contacted me last week. It’s always lovely to hear your comments and suggestions.

I’ve been surfing a bit lately and have come across some sites I’ve not seen before (yes it’s entirely possible!), so I hope you enjoy the goodies this week.

http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2012/01/solar-system-quilt-pattern-included.html a free quilt pattern about the solar system (scroll down for the instructions)

http://www.freshlypieced.com/2012/01/ribbon-star-block-tutorial.html a very snazzy block that looks like ribbon

http://www.allfreesewing.com/Miscellaneous-Projects/Easy-to-Make-Pin-Cushion here’s an easy to make pincushion for your collection

http://www.patchworkposse.com/wp-content/uploads/oisforowlquiltpattern.pdf O is for Owl wall hanging PDF

http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com.au/p/4-patches-double-4-patches.html here’s a wonderful show of what you can do with 4 patches.

http://www.themotherhuddle.com/tutorial-pleated-apron-with-built-in-hot-pads/ only a woman would have thought of this!

http://www.craftpassion.com/2013/01/quick-fusible-applique-method.html/2 tutorial on quick fusible appliqué

http://www.sewcando.com/2014/03/free-pattern-my-little-mouse-stuffed-toy.html a little mousy softy

http://www.downgrapevinelane.com/2013/02/tutorial-how-to-trace-embroidery-pattern.html a bit of info on tracing an embroidery pattern

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/FEATcolorblending.html not quilting, but all about colour

I do hope you’ve found something of interest amongst these sites this week. I must be going – have a newsletter to write for my Sunshine Linus group. Stay well and happy everyone and I’ll pop in again next week.
Cheerio for now

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

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