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December 15 2010 Quilting Newsletter

Well, what a week I’ve just experienced!! Probably one of the busiest this year. With the Christmas season upon us, there are lots of breaking up Christmas parties to attend and it’s all so exhausting!! It doesn’t help that it’s extremely humid at present, with thunderous clouds surrounding by midday, ready to empty their bellies onto an already soaked Brisbane and surrounds. So we drink water constantly to replace what we’re losing.

On Monday I had the Sunshine Linus gathering, lots of laughs and lots of work completed. An especially wonderful day because we were able to hand over 60 quilts to an organisation that provides quilts and comforts to foster children, some of whom are from very sad backgrounds and are constantly being shifted for safety reasons. It is these children that we have provided quilts, to give them a sense of owning their own belongings, and of course receiving the message that their health and comfort matters to complete strangers!

Then Tuesday was our Queensland Quilters Christmas party, and boy, did we have some fun. Always great to get together with quilters and celebrate the season.
Yesterday was the Sisters of Stitch group that meets every two weeks (doesn’t break for Christmas or any other reason) and we did have a feast of home baked goodies and a little farewell to our friend Paz, who has spend the last 10 months here in Australia minding her little grandson. She is returning to her home country Spain, and we’ll miss her very much. Interestingly, Paz doesn’t have very good English, and none of us have Spanish, but somehow, through the language of Quiltish, we have managed to communicate wonderfully.

I posted my final Christmas article for 2010 last Sunday and it is a selection of quilt shops accessible on the web, where loved ones can purchase wonderful Quilting items. Here’s the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art5036.asp

I’ve had only response to our request for a quilter to help make a quilt, and I’ll pass that info onto the requester. Here’s the forum if you’d like to contribute: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

So onto my goodies for you:
http://qfdcreative.com.au/tutorials/fleurs-boudoir-set-slippers-and-eye-mask-by-cheryl-goss-of-w.html gorgeous little slippers and eye mask for a friend.

http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2010/09/booster-seat-makeover-costco.html Booster Seat Makeover

http://sewingin-nomansland.blogspot.com/2010/09/princess-and-pea-softie-toy-tutorial.html here’s a cute little softie toy – The Pea and the Princess.

http://untilwednesdaycalls.blogspot.com/2010/01/reversible-adjustable-felt-crown.html a crown for the little king in your life.

http://sewloquacious.blogspot.com/2010/09/dee-dees-winner-and-my-tutorial.html a handmade wrist rest for the computer

http://funtocraft.blogspot.com/2010/03/ugly-computer-cords.html here’s a nifty idea for covering those unsightly computer cords

http://pennyshands.blogspot.com/2010/08/hexie-caddy-tutorial.html yes! another pincushion tutorial, but this is a beauty!!

http://www.stitchersvillage.com/index.html I know this is not quilt related, but it’s interesting!

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/09/twin-nine-patches.html a lovely quilt for you to make, and very simple instructions from Moda Bake Shop

http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2008/09/so-its-quilt-month-over-at-mr.html pinwheel tutorial

Well dear friends, that’s all I have for you this week. Next week’s newsletter will be the final one for 2010, I’ll be having a short break and be back at the keyboard on the 5th January 2011. All the best till next week.

Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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