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March 11 2010 Quilting Newsletter

Hi everyone, I’m just finishing a lovely cup of tea after a very busy day today. And it’s been like that all week. Thank goodness it’s Friday tomorrow!!

In this week, I’ve given three lectures on copyright to my Quilting Guild and to students in the Accredited Teachers course run by the guild. I’ve taught a beginners needleturn appliqué class for four hours, I’ve convened (with enormous help from fellow crafters) our Sisters of Stitch afternoon, and I’ve spend about 5 hours cutting fabrics for Linus Quilts. I’ve sorted through about 6 bags of donated fabrics for Linus and have distributed them to those that can use them. I’ve delivered a car load of donations to our local day shelter for the homeless and tomorrow I’m presenting a four hour Intermediate Machine Quilting class. On Saturday (again with the help of fellow crafters), I’ll be putting a display up at the library where our Sisters of Stitch meet, to display our wide and varied talents, and to advertise the group.

On Sunday, I’ll be asleep I suspect!! If I don’t answer my phone you’ll know why. LOL. But don’t misunderstand me, I’m very happy to be busy. It seems to me that I’m at my happiest when I’m busy, busy, busy!

Last Sunday I was very proud to post my first article on Creative Color Theory for Quilters. I included a number of graphics and will continue to do so throughout this series of articles. I have always used a color wheel from The Color Wheel Company and they have given me permission to use their wheel in these classes. If you’d like to learn lots, I recommend you get hold of a Color Wheel Company wheel and then you’ll be able to have a “hands on” learning experience.

Here’s the link to the Color article and the link to the Color Wheel Company to find out where you can obtain one (look to the bottom of the site).

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4672.asp for my article
http://www.colorwheelco.com/ the Color Wheel site.

I will add here that I have written my articles using the color wheel from the Color Wheel Company. I’ve been teaching this color class for about 8 years now, and have found this wheel to be the best for quilters. I will also add that I am not receiving any payment or special treatment for mentioning this site or company. It just happens to be the best one I found available to explain how color can be used by quilters.

We’ve had a few chats on the forum in the past week and I invite you to make any comments you wish to make here. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/forums/43/1/Quilting

Now onto my gifts for you this week. Lots of goodies, have fun!!

http://www.sewmamasew.com/store/media/blog/SMSNotebooks.pdf a delightful patchwork notebook cover with lots of extras

http://www.joycesdaughter.com/2009/06/14-inch-foot-and-seam-guide.html Great tutorial to check the ¼” seam your machine makes.

http://mairuru.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-to-make-origami-drawstring-bag.html I know, I know another bag – can’t help it – I’m the original bag lady!!

http://livelaughsew.blogspot.com/2010/02/tutorial-wonky-pink-patchwork-pillow.html really cute!

Well quilters, thanks for having me at your place. I do hope this email finds you all well and enjoying your busy lives. I’ll be back next week (after a good rest).
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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