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June 16 2009 Quilting Newsletter

It’s Wednesday, boy do they come around quick these days! I hope this newsletter finds you all coping with the stresses of the day and that you are busy creating wonderful crafts, either with your hands or with your mind. Sometimes it doesn’t matter, as long as your in the zone!!

My darling and I enjoyed a weekend away with three other couples at a quiet little beachside village about four hours from here. It was beautiful (but cold) weather, but we managed to get a picnic in by the water (we ate prawns, calamari and fish that had been bbq’ed on a open fire). The boys went fishing and we girls sewed to our hearts content. Very pleasant.

Today I’m off to deliver a Copyright Talk to a gathering of quilters and crafters. It’s a service the Queensland Quilters offer to any group that wants to know about the law and copyright and how it affects crafters from all walks of life and skill levels. I love giving this talk, as I don’t dwell on the negative, but talk up the positives and how you can work with copyright issues, without it affecting other’s ability to earn from their creations. It’s always a great day and of course I get a lovely cup of tea and home baked goodies for my efforts.

I’ve just finished my two year stint as Vice President of our State Guild. I’ve had a wonderful time working with the committee and especially with our President Kate Oszko, who has also stepped down after her two years as President. She is the most organised and professional person I’ve worked with in a very long time and it’s been an absolute pleasure. You may be interested to pop into Kate’s Blog http://kateoz.blogspot.com/ to see what she’s up to. Kate particularly loves books, reading and anything to do with literature, as well as being a very clever quilter.

I was rummaging through my “stuff” over the weekend, and came across a number of poems I’ve been saving for ever and decided to post them on the quilting website on Sunday. I’m often asked for poems and sayings for those from quilt guilds and the like, so I thought these poems might be useful. Here’s the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art9987.asp

There’s been lots of chat on the forum over the past few weeks, and I’ve notice some girls have been posting photos to show other readers what they’re up to. These works are just beautiful and you all should be congratulated on your very fine efforts. Here’s the link to the forum: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43&page=1

My gift to you this week centers around my thorough love of a good cup of tea. I came across this site quite by accident, but I think you’ll like it. It’s from the CWA which is the Country Women’s Association, a women’s charity organization that exits in Australia. They’ve commenced a tea-cozy competition and there are lots of photos posted here. The ingenuity of these knitters and craftswomen is outstanding. Take your time to have a good look through the site – there are loads of photos. Here’s the link: http://crazycozies.blogspot.com/

Well, fellow quilters, that’s all from me this week, I do hope you are well and happy in your daily pursuits!!

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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