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June 19 2012 Quilting Newsletter

Hello again, it’s me popping in to say hello. The sun is streaming into my study at present; this time of the morning, especially on a winters’ sunny day is so pleasant. The room warms up with the heat of the sun, and the garden is just singing. All very good for inspiration for newsletter writing!

I’ve had a busy week this week, not making, but sorting and tidying. As you know I’m involved with a group call Sunshine Linus Inc, who make quilts and other comforts for people in need on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. (Here’s a link to the blog if you’d like to see what we get up to: http://sunshinelinusgroup.blogspot.com.au/) .

I had a lot of “stuff” being stored in my sewing room and downstairs bathroom and I’ve had great success in tidying and sorting. My shoulders are sore from lifting and folding, but it’s done now and I feel a certain glow from my halo!!LOL. Next Monday (our monthly Sunshine Linus gathering) we will be celebrating our 2nd Birthday! Can’t believe that we’ve done so much in such a short time. Anyway, we are going to have some fun and games, some home bake and lots of laughs. I’m really looking forward to it.

Last week I posted an article about Round Robins that are being conducted in quilting circles around the world. These were very popular in the 1980’s when quilters were getting some good skills together and sharing what they knew. Here’s the link to that article which also has a heap of links to current online round robins: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art176822.asp

I’ve also popped a question on the forum and have asked readers to tell us about their experiences with round robins. Here’s the link to the forum and a chance for you to contribute: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/769048#Post769048

So, onto my little offerings for this week. I hope you enjoy the browse:

http://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.com/VictorianaQuilters/Handwork/ThreadHolderTutorial.htm cute little thread holder tutorial

http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2011/09/tutorial-she-carries-flowers.html this is a lovely tote that can be handmade by you.

http://sew4home.com/projects/fabric-art-a-accents/991-kaffe-fassett-ribbon-pillows-guest-tutorial-a-giveaway-from-renaissance-ribbons-with-elaine-schmidt a fabulous way to use Kaffe Fassett fabric

http://www.traceypereira.com/2010/08/how-to-block-quilt.html some great tips on blocking a quilt

http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html love these little fabric shoes, they’re soooo cute

http://whipup.net/2011/10/04/guest-blogger-series-pin-pouffe-tutorial/ a pouffe pincushion – what more could a girl want?

http://www.sewwequilt.com/2011/03/disappearing-16-patch.html the disappearing 16 Patch tutorial you’ve been waiting for

http://theprayerflagproject.blogspot.com.au/ all about the Prayer flag Project
http://www.bobbyneeladams.com/age.html absolutely NOT patchwork or quilting, but this photography got me right in the soul. I love it, what do you think? Check out the “family tree” category. Awesome!

That’s all I’ve got for you this week. I hope you have enjoyed the interesting links I’ve got for you this week. I’ll be back again, same time, same space next week. Till then take care and keep your needle threaded!!

Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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