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July 29 2010 Quilting Newsletter

Hello there how are you today? Iím suffering from a bit of a sore back today as Iíve been sewing pretty well nonstop. Iím creating two quilts for a friend of mine. Her daughter has twins and Iíve been asked to make a quilt for each baby girl. Iím having so much fun, but I have a deadline and Iím busting to get there. The quilts will be lovely when theyíre finished. I really am at my happiest, in my sewing room making quilts. Short and simple. I donít know what attracts me to the idea of making quilts, but itís a magnet I have long learnt to give into it and just go with the flow. Even my darling knows that if Iíve sewn at some time during the day, Iím a happy camper (and as sure as night follows day Ė so is he!!).

We had our fortnightly meeting of our Sisters of Stitch on Wednesday and it was a fabulous gathering. Lots of the usual chatter and laughter, and a lovely camaraderie amongst like minded women. The show and tell continues to be amazing and I want to tell you about one member who bought to show us, the most wonderful quilted piece that she had had framed. It was truly, very well executed, the stitching was beautifully done. It was only her second try at quilting and she has done a fantastic job, even though she wasnít very confident before she started. I am constantly amazed and how quilting can bring the best out in people, especially people who believe that the task is beyond them. Quilters can do ANYTHING!!!!

Last week I posted an article that helps readers to the Bellaonline Quilting site, navigate their way through my Color Theory for Quilters series. I felt that it would help to have a one touch article where you could access all the articles in that series. I havenít finished that series yet, there are still lots more to come. Hereís the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art67683.asp

Had some great stuff on the forum. I recently started a ďCan you help me findÖ..Ē subject for my readers to post requests for items theyíre looking for. Hereís the link to that subject: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/613049/Can_you_help_me_find#Post613049

Well, onto my goodies for you this week. A few eclectic pieces, but all lots of fun.

http://www.purlbee.com/little-lamb-pillows/ gorgeous little lamb pillows

http://hillscreekquilter.blogspot.com/2010/03/cant-stay-away-from-those-selvages.html more interesting selvage creations

http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/bags-pillows/trim-it-tote_1.html a delightful tote with lots of trims

http://www.completecraft.com.au/projects?cid=12551&pid=4980782 a whimsical needle case

http://themagicbean.typepad.com/the_magic_bean/2010/04/fabric-baby-blocks-stuffed-with-memories.html just beautiful.

Before I say farewell, thank you so much to those lovely quilters who have taken the time to contact me with well wishes and news of what theyíre doing in the quilting life. I really appreciate your comments and being in touch.

Well, dear quilters, I must away and get some beauty sleep (I really need it) and get enough rest to complete the quilts tomorrow. I do hope this newsletter arrives on your computer and leaves a smile on your face. Donít forget to pass a smile onto an unsuspecting stranger today Ė youíll feel fantastic and you never know, it might just make the strangers day too!
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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