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October 3 2013 Quilting Newsletter

Knock Knock, it’s only me, running late this week – my apologies. It’s been a very busy week and I’ve actually sat down at my computer 2 times to get this newsletter out to you and have been distracted both times!!

Last Monday we had our monthly gathering for Sunshine Linus and it was a hoot! We presented 10 quilts to an organisation, Endeavour Foundation, who support disabled people. These 10 quilts were going to 8 disabled men and women who up until now have been cared for by their parents in their family home.

Unfortunately their parents are either too elderly or sadly, have passed away.
Rather than place these people into a nursing home (they are mostly in their 50’s), Endeavour Foundation has built two new homes purpose built for disabled people, that will house four clients and a carer.

Sunshine Linus is very fortunate and honoured to be able to give a quilt to each of the new residents for their new bedrooms. We hope to be able to continue this as Endeavour Foundation builds more homes for these disabled people. If you’d like to see some pictures, here’s the link to the Sunshine Linus blog: http://sunshinelinusgroup.blogspot.com.au/

Tuesday was our bi-monthly valuation day at Queensland Quilters and I spent the morning helping to value 9 quilts. Then on Wednesday I was very fortunate to be present for the Quilt Judging Day for our upcoming Quilt Show in mid October. What a day!! Totally exhausting (and I was only a quilt unpacker and packer); I can’t imagine how tired the judges must have been. It was fantastic to see a huge quilt show being judged, and the intricate processes in place to help things run smoothly. Fantastic quilts, fantastic skills and it’s going to be a fantastic show for sure.

Last Sunday I posted an article about preparation a quilter can take to enter a quilt in a show. Here’s the link for your interest: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art181609.asp

So, at last… some goodies for you all to browse through. I do hope you enjoy them, and I’ll pop a few extra in by way of apologizing for my lateness this week.

http://www.sewminty.com/2012/09/tutorial-swirly-pop-coaster.html a really cute coaster tutorial

http://www.roserushbrooke.com/how-to-braid-skeins-01.html how to braid a skein of floss – a great way of storing threads without winding.

http://www.conniekresin.com/2012/08/Tutorial-Petunia-Strings.html a quick and easy tutorial on making a very pretty quilt

http://thenoblewife.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/wonky-house-quilt-block-tutorial.html a wonky house tutorial

http://whilewearingheels.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/fish-mobile-tutorial.html a pretty fish mobile for your fledgling angler

http://justanotherhangup.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/rag-quilted-table-runner-tutorial.html raggy quilted table runner tutorial

http://jembellish.blogspot.com.au/2010/09/bed-pockets-tutorial.html a great addition to your child’s storage solutions – bed pockets!!

http://thermoweb.com/blog/shabby-chic-flower-pillow-tutorial/ a very cute cushion to make

http://www.serving-pink-lemonade.com/2010/04/felt-tool-box.html a felt toolbox for the budding chippy (in Australia we call carpenters “Chippys”; and we call Electricians “Sparkys”)

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2013/03/flora-the-spring-bird/ a very pretty birdy softie to make and embroider

http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2011/06/winter-warmers.html a lavender wheat bag for those times when you need warming up!

http://www.craftbuds.com/jungle-lattice-free-baby-quilt-pattern/ a gorgeous lattice baby quilt tutorial

http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com.au/2009/11/blueberry-pie.html here’s a recipe for home make spray starch

http://www.singerco.com/projects/detail/550/victorian-pincushion a pretty little pincushion for you.

And Last but not Least….
http://enpundit.com/get-the-feeling-of-grass-between-your-toes-with-these-sandals/ OMG, I know the environment is in bad shape, but has it really come to this?

Well, dear readers, I must away. I have a house that’s screaming for some attention! Hope all’s well in your neck of the world and I’ll be back again next week. Till then,
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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