January 20 2010 Quilting Newsletter
Hi everyone, it’s been another week already? Where does it go? I’ve been busy finishing the sewing for my daughter, and have spent some time helping sort through donated fabrics for our Linus Project. Last year our project alone donated over 1000 quilts to children in need in our community and it looks as though we might break that record this year.
I’ve also just completed a quilt I’ve titled “Yippee Kai Aye” as it has Prairie Points around the border. It’s very pretty and I used a “Layer Cake” pack to make the quilt top and Prairie Points. It looks very effective and I’m going to teach this one through the year.
I’m meeting up with some embroidery friends today at a local library, to catch up with all the news and goings on. I don’t see these ladies very often, but when we get together, it’s usually a pretty noisy affair! We have the room at the library for the day, so we can come and go as we please. It’s always so wonderful to catch up with friends don’t you think?
Last Sunday I posted an article with lots of links for various worldwide Fabric Challenges and contests. I tried to source as many as I could that I thought would be of interest to my Bellaonline readers. Here’s the link:http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2275.asp . You may find something of interest for you to participate in this year.
I’ve got some pretty nifty gifts for you this week. Hope you enjoy them.
http://www.craftypod.com/2009/10/28/how-to-make-a-stiffened-fabric-flower-brooch/ A fabric brooch, that uses stiffened fabric
http://knitting.craftgossip.com/darn-good-yarn-2/2009/12/30/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+craftgossip%2FxQGh+%28Craft+Gossip%29 Interesting yarn that helps women
http://www.myquilter.com/Images/applyborderspdf.pdf Great tutorial on how to apply borders.
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3737/identifying-treasures-in-your-button-stash Button Treasures
Well, that’s all from me this week. I do hope this newsletter brings a smile to your face. Until next week, take care, keep those fingers busy and have fun quilting!
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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