Hi all, itís time for me to pop my head around the door and have a quick chat. How is it at your place? Iíve been very busy with Linus this week, and thereís lots going on at my Queensland Quilters as well. You may remember that we had dreadful flooding in Brisbane (and elsewhere in Qld) over the Christmas period and as usual quilters came to the rescue with many lovely quilts that are now being distributed to those who have been swallowed up in that terrible disaster.
You might be interested in having a look at what the guild has been doing for flood victims. Hereís the link: http://www.qldquilters.com/2011%20QLD%20Flood.html
In particular, note the many hundreds of donors who have been very generous with their money and fabrics. It truly is amazing just how communities come together in the time of need. We see it all over the world. We are all so very connected, regardless of race or color or culture. Very refreshing I think in this age of ďitís all about meĒ.
Last week I posted an article with links to all the quilt fabric manufacturersí websites that I could source on the web. These websites are a fantastic resource, not only for current fabric collections and trends, but have large collections of free patterns (using their fabrics of course). I turn to them often when looking for a quilt pattern. I would encourage you to take some time to browse through these sites and see what they have to offer. Hereís the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172182.asp
Allís quiet on the forum front at present. Please feel free to have your say. Hereís the link to the forum: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
So, onto my little bits of interest for you this week. A few from left of field, but hey, they might interest some of you. I hope you enjoy them:
http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2009/09/tutorial-sweet-scarf-for-little-girl.html two little patchwork scarves for little girls
http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2010/09/tutorial-fabric-bow-pasta.html a great idea for kids play food.
http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/09/beginners-baby-blanket-3.html new quilter tutorial for a baby blanket
http://childhood-obsessions.blogspot.com/2010/10/triangular-pouch-tutorial.html triangular pouch tutorial
http://sew-whats-new.com/profiles/blogs/bias-tape-tutorial a great bias tape tutorial
http://blog.themakingspot.com/2011/04/19/how-tuesday-tassels/ how to make tassels
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17475/pulling-teeth-tips-to-shorten-zippers a great tutorial on how to shorten zippers Ė a great money saving idea
Well, thatís all from me this week. Stay well and happy and keep those fingers busy.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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