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June 17 2008 Quilting Newsletter

Hello everyone, it’s mid week and time to say hello to all the BellaOnline quilters around the world. For some of us, the climate is being very kind and warm and becoming summery, and others are getting into the depths of winter. I hope you are enjoying the weather wherever you are on the planet.

It’s good to be home after our vacation and having completed the last of the housekeeping, I’m now spending time reviewing all my digital photographs and choosing the ones I want to print and then scrapbook into a travel journal. With the advent of digital imaging, we are confronted with the dilemma of how to store these records, but having these same records easy to retrieve from storage when required.

When we were first married my darling (MD) was very keen on slides and we have boxes and boxes of slides including our first trip to New Zealand, lots of photos of our two children when they were toddlers and many photos of other important events. These slides have been sitting in their boxes for over 25 years and it’s time to do something with them. So we are going through the tedious task of identifying the appropriate ones to have digitized and then of course we’ll have to decide on the best method of storing those! I think it is important to keep records of important memories for future reference. And I believe it’s just as important to keep records of the quilt you create over the years. To this end, I’ve written an article titled Record Keeping for your Quilts. Record keeping of your quilts is a personal thing. Some quilters keep elaborate records, almost as lovely as their quilts, others keep simple records for future reference, and others really don't care to keep records. This article also includes a very personal story about keeping a record of the making of a quilt. Here’s the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6341.asp I’ve also posted a forum subject about keeping records of your quilts on our forum. Go to: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43 and add your comments about how you keep track of your quilt making. I’m sure lots of quilters will be interested to see how you go about it.

A gift for you:
In keeping with the theme, my little gift to you today is a few links to interesting articles about keeping a record or journal of your quilts. I hope you enjoy these links as I have:

http://leanneshouse.typepad.com/photos/homespun_magazine_dvd/index.html is a lovely site by Leanne Hayes. This journal is just gorgeous and only in my dreams!!

http://www.ehow.com/how_4660_keep-quilting-journal.html from e-how, a good article on journal keeping for quilts.

http://www.organizingsoftware.com/quilters/diary.html - this is a computer software diary – looks great.

Well dear quilters, I’ll say my goodbyes for this week and wish you all a great week ahead. I look forward to speaking with you on the forum, or through the email. So take care and Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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