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September 20 2011 Quilting Newsletter


Itís Wednesday again, Iím up bright and early to get this newsletter off before my busy day hits the ground running! Iím going to Norfolk Island at the end of October again as I did last year, teaching for a week. Itís a wonderful week on the island, absolutely paradise and the organisers do such a good job of looking after everyone.

The quilt classes are a great lot of fun and there are a number of different quilt functions including a great quilt show. So Iím busy getting my lessons printed, and organising samples etc. Hereís a link to the Quilt Norfolk site for your interest: http://www.quiltnorfolk.com/ they have a week in October and a week in May just for quilters. I thoroughly recommend it.

The Postcard swap that Iím involved in is going really well and thereís been some fantastic postcards come my way! Ailsa in Bundaberg Queensland, Oz, is doing a fine job of organising the lists and being mother hen over us all. We really appreciate her efforts.

Iím in a group of girls from Bellaonline and last week I posted an article showing you some of the postcards Iíve received and have made. Hereís the link for your interest: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173172.asp

I had a lovely email from Audrey through the week who told me that a lady in her craft group was boasting that she had finished all her sewing and shopping for ďyou know whatĒ (I donít say that word till the end of November), AND she has wrapped them all!! I get the idea of setting your goal high, but boy! What an over achiever!!

The forum is getting along nicely; weíve just about finished the second round of Patchwork Alphabet Soup. Please pop over and help to finish it off (so to speak) so we can start another fun activity. On Sunday Iím posting an article that will have a forum component in it, and I think youíll enjoy that one too! Hereís the forum link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/715281#Post715281

So onto my little delights for this week. Thanks to Patti and others who let me know they enjoy these little distractions each week. I love finding them for you!

http://choosetothrive.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-lentil-frames.html not quilting, but a super duper idea that really rocks

http://redredcompletelyred.blogspot.com/2011/07/signature-tablecloth-year-one.html a lovely idea for making memories

http://shwinandshwin.blogspot.com/2011/05/little-man-shoes.html cute little man shoes

http://www.larkcrafts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Folding-bowl.pdf a folding waterproof doggie water bowl Ė just what I need!

http://megsmonkeybeans.blogspot.com/2010/08/hexagon-needle-book-tutorial.html a lovely needle book using a hexagon template.

http://qfdcreative.com.au/tutorials/cutting-cookies-a-reversible-childs-apron-designed-by-rachel.html cute childrenís apron that is reversible.

http://lemoncadet.blogspot.com/2011/03/play-eats-make-shopping-cart.html this gives a popular toy an extra couple of years use.

http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.com/2011/03/rounded-quilt-corners.html hereís a great tutorial for rounding your corners, no more mitering here

http://kittyandmedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-dying-silk-ribbons-with-rit.html hereís a very simple tutorial on hand dying silk ribbons, using Rit dyes.

Well, dear quilting friends, I must away. I can hear MD has started his breakfast, will pop up and join him. Take care everyone, and make a moment in your day to enjoy something quilty!!

Cheerio for now


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