Hello everyone, itís the middle of the week again. Boy does time fly these days, or what! Iíve a pretty busy day ahead of me today. Apart from writing this newsletter and sending it off to you Iím going to be getting my workshop requirements together for this weekend. For a change, Iím not giving a class, but taking one! Dena Crain from South Africa is coming to do some workshops with our guild, and Iím doing the Darn Quilts workshop. Itís all about circles, and machine darning and it looks terrific. Hereís her website for you to have a look: http://www.denacrain.com/blog/?page_id=436 Iím really looking forward to learning new things that I can incorporate in my developing creativity.
Iím also going to be trying out my samples for a class Iím giving later in the year. I usually write the class, and then try out the samples to see if they work and deliver what Iím trying to teach. This process can sometimes take up to three tries before Iím happy with the exercise samples. So it should be fun today!
Last Sunday I posted the block pattern for West Virginia. Iím getting close to finishing those USA State Blocks; itís been fun presenting the final 12 to you. Hereís the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art1115.asp . Thereís only Wisconsin and Wyoming left!!
Iíve decided to change around the articles on the opening page of the Quilt site of Bellaonline. Iím going to occasionally bring forward some older articles that Iíve written that might be of interest to you. Youíll still be able to trawl through the subjects as before, nothing else will change.
On the forum site this week I posted a question titled ďIn these tough times, what will be your projects?Ē Pop over and contribute your answer to that question. It will be interesting to see the different ideas emerge.
Hereís the link to the forum: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=516205#Post516205
So, onto my gift for you this week. Iíve been looking for pretty Stitchery patterns to use on some aprons Iím making and came across these pretty patterns from PatternBee. Help yourself, theyíre really sweet.
http://www.patternbee.com/FREE6RW.html Time for Tea
http://www.patternbee.com/STITCH.html A Stitch in Time
Well, Iím off to get into the day ahead. I do hope this little note finds you all well and coping OK with this crazy mixed up world we live in at present. Stay calm, Stay Cool, Stay Quilting!!
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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