November 2 2011 Quilting Newsletter
Anyone that attends my classes knows that I like to have fun. Let’s face it life can be a bit ho-hum without laughter. Having a week being tourist and a quilt student on Norfolk is a super idea, because the quilters are on holidays and all they want is fun, fun, fun! And the organisers provided that in buckets. Lots of laughs and a bit of noisy revelry was the order of the week. To say I am exhausted is an understatement, and it’s good to be home and resting up.
I’ll include the link to the QuiltNorfolk site if you’re interested in perhaps attending next year, though the information for 2012 is yet to be posted (but I’m sure it’s not too far away). I can thoroughly recommend it. It’s like a spa for quilters!!!! Here’s the link: http://www.quiltnorfolk.com/index.htm
I posted a review article whilst I was away, and I think you’ll really like this interesting and informative DVD. It’s a DVD called “Why Quilts Matter” and it’s a very interesting documentary on quilting in the US and has lots of scholars and quilters contributing to the discussion. Here’s the link to the review: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173633.asp
We had a request on the forum from Holly’s Mum about a pattern by Aunt Ems called Clam Shell. Can anyone help her find this pattern please? Here’s the link to the forum, please feel free to help.
So onto my goodies for this week. An eclectic mix of bibs and bobs for you. Hope you enjoy the browse:
http://scientificseamstress.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-sewing-lab-free-geektastic-printable.html wow! Does this quilter know how to organize? Check out the Printable offer. It’s fantastic.
http://www.bloombakecreate.com/2011/06/sun-printing-2/ Dyeing instructions using the sun.
http://paneamoreecreativita.it/blog/origami-come-fare-un-segnalibro/ not patchwork but definitely for the avid reader
http://www.makeitlovely.com/2010/09/cozy-woodland-snuggle-quilt.html a simple but elegant quilt for your littlie
http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/travel-organiser-tutorial/ a great idea for the traveller
http://nestnestingnested.blogspot.com/2011/06/vintage-lace-lampshade.html I like the effect the lace gives when the lamp is on. Don’t you?
http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/06/stuffed-fabric-turtles-with-pattern-pieces.html love these little cuties.
http://www.chalkinmypocket.com/2011/04/quilting-with-mod-podge-and-magnets.html patchwork block fridge magnets love em, love em, love em!
http://buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.com/2011/03/cupcake-pincushionbox-tutorial.html I know, another pincushion – but I just can’t help myself!
http://qfdcreative.com.au/tutorials/phoebe-block-keep-bom-keep-by-cheryl-goss-of-willowberry-des.html block keep to store your blocks
Well, that’s a few more that usual, but you deserve it!
I hope this newsletter finds you all well, and for the Northern Hemispherians (I checked this word with the spell checker and it wouldn't accept it. It offered Hemispheroids. Sounds like something that might hurt! So I think Hemispherians is a great word!), enjoying the Fall/Autumn and the beautiful colors it brings. We Southern Hemispherians (still a great word!), are enjoying spring and getting ready for a very hot summer. Stay happy, speak again next week.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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