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September 26 2012 Quilting Newsletter


Good morning to all, sorry Iím a day late with my newsletter. Itís been a pretty hectic week and will get busier as the week progresses. We had our monthly Sunshine Linus gathering on Monday and this is turning out to be a very very busy but fulfilling day for those of us that sew and organise as well as those who receive the fruits of our labours.

Hereís the link to the Sunshine Linus blog for you to see what when on at our last meeting. http://sunshinelinusgroup.blogspot.com.au/

We are getting organized for the Brisbane Quilt and Craft Show which is on in the middle of October. Sunshine Linus will be attending, sharing a booth with Project Linus of Brisbane. This is always a wonderful week of meeting people, collecting quilts and generally telling everyone about what we do. If youíre in Brisbane at that time, do pop in and see us at the show.

Iíve processed the quilt labels for the Queensland Quilters Quilt show for the past three years, and itís been this week that itís all been happening. We have a record number of quilts being entered this year, and I canít wait to see the quilts. After processing all the labels, there are a number of quilt titles Iím keen to see in the flesh.

For those that are involved in organising quilt shows, we found that having quilt labels for the show instead of printing catalogues has saved us money, but has still allowed everyone to easily access the details of each quilt. The papers are slipped into a clear plastic sleeve and we use magnets to attach them to the quilts. The sleeves and magnets are reused each year.

Last Sunday I posted an article titled Judging Quilts Ė Workmanship. This is the third in the series Iíve been writing about what quilt judges are looking for when judging quilts. Hereís the link for your interest: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178019.asp

Keep the gossip happening on the forum. Remember the forum has been set up for readers of the Quilting site to contribute. Hereís the link:

http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

Here are my little gems for you this week. Thereís a very large mix of stuff for you to enjoy the browse. Have fun!

http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/mini-tut-old-trinket-box-to-pin-cushion.html a trinket box becomes a pin cushions

http://heatherjslife.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/use-what-you-have-organizing-ribbon.html a great idea for organizing your ribbons and tapes

http://belrossa.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/denim-sunburst-textile-art.html donít throw out those jeans

http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/ipad-e-book-reader-beanbag/ a great ipad book reader beanbag

http://sisterschoice.typepad.com/sisters_choice_quilts/2012/03/welcome-to-the-studio.html another craft studio to droooooooool over

http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/02/stacked-teacups-dishtowel/ a pretty free pattern for your dishtowels

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/02/four-squared-quilt.html another great creation and itís free from Moda Bake Shop

http://etcetorize.blogspot.ca/2012/06/bicycle-bag.html a very handy bicycle bag

http://needlingthings.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/triangular-ort-thread-catcher.html this one was given to me by my friend Leone Ė thanks lovely Leone!

Well thatís all from me this week. I do hope you are all well and having some ďmeĒ time.
Take care and Iíll pop in again next week.
Cheerio for now

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

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