October 21 2010 Quilting Newsletter
I managed to get a bit of time to wander around the show the other day and I was astonished at the incredible creativity of quilters; their bold use of color and the giant leap of faith they take in showing their work to the public.
I encourage any quilter, young or old, new or experienced to show your work. You will gain so very much from the experience. Simply seeing your creation hanging with others does your confidence the world of good!
The winners have been announced and I give you the link to the Queensland Quilters website to view all the category winners. Here’s the link: http://www.qldquilters.com/quilt_show_2010.php
I might also add that if you belong to a quilt guild, I would simply encourage you to get involved in the running of that guild. Without the help of their members, these guilds would simply fold and that would be an enormous shame.
Furthermore, the organisation of a quilt show is HUGE and any help you can offer would be gratefully received by the hard working event organisers. So don’t be shy, go and offer some assistance. Again, it will be a great experience for you.
I’ve posted yet more free Christmas patterns and designs for you to look at. I’ve had a ball finding all this stuff, so I hope you get something from them to add to your Christmas celebrations. Here’s the link to that article that was posted last Sunday: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2268.asp
So, onto my goodies for you this week. Have fun!!
http://www.merrimentdesign.com/pincushion-thread-catcher.php A very useful tool for quilters and makes a great gift too!
http://spoonfullofsugargirls.blogspot.com/2008/07/covered-tape-measure-tutorial.html A pretty gift for a sewing friend
http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/10/your-favorite-thread.html great tutorial on all manner of sewing threads
http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/06/spiced-up-hooded-towel.html I know I’ve had this before, but this is just a little different.
http://placetobloom.blogspot.com/2010/08/clothes-pin-apron-tutorial.html clothes pin apron made from a pair of jeans
http://www.howjoyful.com/2010/07/camera-cover-tutorial/ great little camera cover tutorial
http://pickupsomecreativity.blogspot.com/2010/08/embellished-towel-mini-tutorial.html Embellished towel instructions
http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/08/sewing-note-book-cover-tutorial-pattern.html another great gift for your crafting friends
http://www.needlenthread.com/2010/08/orvus-cleans-needlework.html an interesting article on cleaning old and vintage embroideries and quilts.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/balloon-banquet-recipe/index.html nothing to do with quilting, but I thought a novel idea for a littlie
http://rubies-pearls.blogspot.com/2010/08/button-ring.html very cute idea with buttons
Well, dear readers, I must away and get into my sewing. I’m still tidying up after our move and finding all sorts of little surprises!! Moving is a little like Christmas!!
Hope all’s well at your place this week, take care, stay happy and I’ll speak with you again next week.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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