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May 27 2010 Quilting Newsletter


Hello quilters, Iím just popping in for a brief chat, hope allís well at your place. Iíve been on the run again this week, but that sort of suits me I think. Iím not one for sitting around waiting for something to happen, nor do I think are any of my readers. Quilters are not quitters, thatís for sure and we always find something to fill that nano-second!!!

Iíve been involved in the launch of a new council initiative ďSaviour of the Lost ArtsĒ and itís been a fantastic experience to say the least. On Monday I gave a small talk on how I set the Sisters of Stitch group up. I discussed topics such as the motivation for such a group, the philosophy of the group, the day to day running of the group and where we see ourselves in the next 12 months. I had some great feedback from those in the audience, and I think I might post an article here in the next few weeks about setting up a craft group.

Anyway, I helped facilitate an evening workshop for the ďyoung, working craft wannabiesĒ, those young people who have not yet been bitten by the crafting bug. I had a blast, an absolute hoot. Itís a pure joy to be teaching young adults. These girls (and boy) were excited at the prospect of learning something new and delighted in the sensation of doing something lovely with their hands. I suspect that a number of these young people hadnít had the opportunity to indulge in creative craft on any level and they simply soaked it up. Iíd love to do more of these types of classes. Itís absolutely food for my soul. So back to earthÖÖ.

I posted the article in the Variations of Pure Color Ė Shades last week and have received some very encouraging feedback. 2010 sees me presenting Color Theory for Quilters with a number of useful articles. I hope youíve found them interesting. Hereís the link to the latest article. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8862.asp

Iím now going to write on the variations of color schemes and explain how they can be used. Keep your eyes peeled for those, coming up in the next month or so.

Itís been quiet on the forum front, donít forget to use that forum if you have a query you want to share with the readers of Bellaonline Quilting. If you donít wish to use the public forum, donít hesitate to write me an email and Iíll do my best to help. The email prompt is on the right had side of the opening page of the Quilting site. Hereís the link to that: http://www.bellaonline.com/about/Quilting

So, onto my little pressies for you this week. A few from left field, but hopefully youíll find them interesting.

http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B3Ooo0geurS4ODZjMjIyZWUtNjE0YS00ODRhLWExOGEtOTcwYmVkNjM4NGQ4&hl=en a great little tutorial for making a Moving bag, which is a bag you move with your important stuff, when swapping bags.

http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2010/01/tutorial-puffy-pouch.html an excellent tutorial on this pretty puffy money pouch.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/25679789/La-Tempete-s-Trimmed-Tea-Towels another great tutorial on trimmed tea towels

http://www.instructables.com/id/Lap-Blanket-with-Foot-Pockets/ a great Lap blanket with foot pockets!!

I must away; I do hope youíre getting some quilting done. A little each day keeps dementia away (ha!).
Cheerio till next week

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

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