October 23 2013 Quilting Newsletter
All I know is that Australians (just like our European and American friends) love to live in the bush, close to nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. Managing the bushfire risk just comes with the territory I think.
Our quilt show has finished and it was a huge success with a couple of real dramas. Unfortunately, one of the first prize winning quilts was stolen during or just after the presentation ceremony on the first day. The owner of the quilt went to pin her ribbon on her quilt and found it missing. We are all aghast at the audacity of the people or person who stole it. Hopefully it will be returned in good condition after the thieves have a change of heart.
Stolen quilts are nothing new – I had one stolen from a quilt shop that was using it to advertise a class I was holding there. I was devastated to begin with but soon realised it was only a quilt – not my children, not my pets. Sure quilts are lovingly made with skill and precious time, but they’re only quilts!
Last week I posted an article about quilting with the colour orange. Here’s the link if you’re interested:
Many thanks to Cathy D who wrote a great reply to my question about critiques from quilt judges. Please add your bit to this topic, I’m very interested to hear about the differences between the judging styles. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
Have been having a hoot surfing and finding interesting stuff for you this week. Enjoy!!
http://thecraftymummy.com/2012/02/chair-bag-tutorial/ we used to make these in school, but any mother would love to have them for their handcrafty children
http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2011/02/fabric-gift-pouch.html a pretty fabric gift pouch to make
http://www.craftbuds.com/mini-tutorial-a-pillow-for-remote-controls/ a remote control storage pillow
http://justsomethingimade.com/2009/04/unique-pincushions/ love this pincushion –very clever idea
http://www.fleecefun.com/free-diaper-bag-tutorial.html this will be handy for new mums
http://www.conniekresin.com/2013/02/twisting-heart-valentine-tutorial.html a very easy and impressive Twisting Heart tutorial
http://www.craftycupboard.net/2013/03/bunny-softies-with-free-template.html bunny softies, not necessarily just for Easter
http://craftystaci.com/2010/08/20/superhero-luggage-tags/ I like these luggage tags
http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2009/05/seat-belt-covers.html a simple gift idea
Well, that’s all folks from me this week. I hope you are getting on with your busy week, but find some time to take a little break and browse the goodies for this week. Speak again next week,
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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