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January 20 2009 Quilting Newsletter

Hello Quilters, another Wednesday is upon us and that means Quilters Quarters Newsletter time. I’ve arrived back home after a week in Hobart, Tasmania with my sister as she recovers from dental surgery. She came through with flying colors and is up and running and well and truly on the mend. I really enjoyed my stay – it was a chance to catch up and be able to be of assistance to Anthea. Unfortunately the long distance between us means we don’t get to see each other as frequently as we’d like.

Back home and into the hum-drum of daily life. I love hum-drum, in fact I relish routine and regular activity. I think that’s the quilter in me. Routine means making regular time for quilting and creating, which in turn feeds my soul.

With the advent of the New Year I wonder how many of you have quilting resolutions. I have a number of resolutions about my quilting and creating and I’ll share these with you in an article next week. But in the mean time, hop over to our forum and share with us your Quilting resolutions. It will be a great help and inspiration to others to know what you are hoping to accomplish or change or do better in 2009.

Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

The article I posted last week is a page of free bird patchwork patterns for you to enjoy. It had been bought to my attention that a lot of the bird patterns that had been linked to, had been removed from the web and were now defunct. So I’ve scanned the web for new patterns. Go to my article to check them out. Here’s the link: Free Bird Patterns. Links to free bird themed quilting patterns available around the web.


I’m going to continue my weekly “gift” to my subscribers in 2009 and the first is a really lovely Envelope Pillow. Here’s the link: http://www.cranstonvillage.com/uploadedFiles/EnvelopePillow.pdf and from the same people some more little cushions. http://www.cranstonvillage.com/uploadedFiles/ivy.pdf

I do hope this newsletter finds you in good health and contemplating a wonderful year ahead for all.
Cheerio for now and have fun quilting.

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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