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June 24 2009 Quilting Newsletter


Hi everyone, had a busy day today. My daughter is visiting the big city, on a course being run by her department. Itís lovely to have her here with us, we get down to the day to day chatter that I miss so much. Sheís going back to the bush on Friday, but is returning next Tuesday and will stay with us for a couple of nights, goodie!!!

Itís been a red letter week for me in other ways. Iím happy to tell you Iíve finally finished the State Quilt Blocks of the USA, having posted the last two on the weekend. One of my avid readers Granny H, wrote a lovely comment on the forum, thanking me for my efforts. It was a great pleasure to finish this series for the Bellaonline quilters, and Iíve had several comments from quilters who are currently working their way through the blocks.

So, what am I going to do next? Iíve got lots of ideas rolling around in my head. Iíve already said I will present the State Capital City Quilt Blocks, but Iíll take a break from that type of series for a while. What I would like to do is present you with a mystery quilt. Iím thinking that Iíll post a new set of instructions once per month, to give you lots of time to get that section of the quilt completed before the next lot of instructions come out. How does that sound?

Iíd also like to take you on a learning journey with color. I love color and I teach a color class. Iím also hoping to go through all of the free patterns and tidy them up, get rid of the dead links and add lots and lots of new ones.

So my dear readers, Iíve got lots organised for the next little while, hope you can stay for the ride!!

I posted a little article about downloading eProjects last Sunday. Itís just a review on the process of downloading projects from the internet, after paying for them on line. Hereís the link:
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art1125.asp

You may have noticed that Iíve been reintroducing a few of my earlier articles for you to read. I hope youíre enjoying them the second time around!!

Well, my gift for you this week is a WHOLE website, that I stumbled upon the other day. Itís an absolute beauty. The website is called Fat Cat Patterns and itís authored by Sindy Rodenmayer from Texas. Her site contains mostly free patterns, but she does offer a few to purchase. Itís a gorgeous collection of all sorts of quilt patterns, very well described and drawn and available in PDF form. I hope you enjoy having a look at this website. I know Iím going to use a few of her patterns for my Linus quilts. Sindy offers these patterns free of charge, but there is a facility where you can make a donation if you wish. Hereís the link:
http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/ .

Well, I best get off to bed, itís another early start tomorrow. Hope allís well at your place and that your fingers and keeping busy. Take care and talk again soon.
Cheerio for now

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

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