April 22 2010 Quilting Newsletter
Hello everyone, it’s just me popping in for a quick cuppa and a chat. I’ve just spent a lovely morning with a new friend I’ve made through my craft group – the Sisters of Stitch. Paz (my friend is Spanish) arrived here recently with her daughter and family and will be staying here in my town until December. Paz has very little English, but has joined our group and has been made feel very much at home.
I had Paz here at my home to cut some fabric up so she can make a quilt for her grandson. She is going to make an I Spy quilt and we had lots of fun choosing the fabric and cutting everything ready for sewing. The really funny thing is, you see, I don’t speak Spanish. So we’ve managed to get our message across with lots of charades, funny sounds and (thank goodness for translators on the computer), typing our conversation for translation.
This wonderful experience with Paz, solidifies my thoughts about quilters worldwide. We don’t need to understand each other’s language to be able to communicate and understand each other. With quilting as our common bond, we can manage to get any message across. Perhaps we should be replacing some of the United Nations personnel with quilters from all walks of life and nationalities. Wouldn’t that make for interesting debates!!
Last Sunday I posted the second article in the series Color Theory for Quilters. This article talks about one of the variations of the pure colors – the Tints. Here’s the link to the article for you: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6740.asp
I’ve had some great feedback about these articles and I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying the subject.If you have anything to comment on within the Quilting site, don’t forget the forum is available for you to make your comments in the safety of the Quilting forum that is moderated by me. So here’s the link to the forum if you’d like to use it: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
So, onto my little pressies for you all this week. A couple of non-quilting gifts, but I think you’ll like them just the same:
http://kleiosbelly.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/christmas-prezzies-7-finale/ Car play mat
http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-i-fussy-cut.html How to Fussy Cut
http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2008/08/vintage-sheet-project-3-rick-rack-quilt-blocks.html Very pretty and easy quilt featuring the use of ric-rac.
http://ephemeralalchemy.blogspot.com/2010/02/thread-spool-poetry.html Just loved this one, always looking for a little gift to say thankyou.
Well, I must away; it’s almost time to perform my 5:30pm miracle for tea!!! Hope all’s well your end, and will pop in again next week. Take care everyone, and keep those fingers busy!
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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