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September 24 2008 Quilting Newsletter

Hi BellaOnline Quilters, so good to be here again to catch up. Sorry about the very brief newsletter and no gift last week, was feeling a tad unwell, but thatís all over now and Iím back to my bright cheery self.
Itís a very important day for me today Ė Iíve been editing the BellaOnline Quilting site for exactly 12 months today! I canít believe how quickly the time has flown by and how many milestones Iíve reached along the way.

Since Iíve begun editing there have been 669 new subscribers to the Quilters Quarters Newsletter and Iíve made some lovely friends through the emails and the forum. May I send my heartiest thanks to all of you for your comments and feedback, recipes, ideas and bouquets. I just love this role and hope to continue with you for a long time to come.

As Editor of the Quilting Site I get access to a number of different statistics and one I check often is the ďhitsĒ information. This information tells me how many hits a certain subject gets and this helps me to decide the content of articles to come. Iíve noticed recently that many, many quilters are looking for free patterns to do with Christmas. So with the help of one of my readers who identified old and dead sites for me, Iíve recently updated the Free Christmas patterns section and posted the whole page as an article last week. Hereís the link:
Iíve sourced lots and lots more interesting patterns and give-aways, as well as a couple that need to be paid for but are worth it.

In the near future, I hope to gift to you some interesting patterns Iíve developed over the years especially for the Christmas celebrations. I have a table topper and a lovely patchwork Christmas card to show you. Keep watching this space for those!

I posted an interesting forum a couple of weeks ago and have had a wonderful response from you. The subject was Quilting Friendships and weíve had 14 very interesting responses. If youíd like to add yours, you are most welcome and please know that every opinion is valued. I just love reading what you have to say quilters, and I try not to comment too much, as this forum is for you especially; I just moderate and pop in from time to time. Go over to the forums and have a look Ė hereís the link. http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=451174#Post451174

So to my special gift for you this week. I came across this lovely site and I thought you might like to have a go. Itís a quiz about what sort of flower you might be if you were a flower. The responses are easy and it doesnít need much time from you. Let me know what you think. Hereís the link: http://www.thisgardenisillegal.com/flower-quiz . Oh, by the way, Iím a Sunflower!

So, my dear quilting friends, I will say cheerio for now, and get back to getting on with things and being editor at BellaOnline for the next 12 months. I do sincerely hope that this newsletter finds you all in good spirits. Keep happy and Iíll speak with you next week.
Cheerio and have fun quilting

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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