June 3 2014 Quilting Newsletter
I had the weekend away celebrating one of my sister’s significant birthdays. It was a very rushed weekend and I’m slowly getting over the air travel and the stress that goes with it.
We have had a huge couple of months at Sunshine Linus and I recently updated the blog if you’re interested in seeing the things we get up to.
Here’s the link: http://sunshinelinusgroup.blogspot.com.au/
Our profile as a nonprofit group is becoming more visible in the community and that’s thanks to the very hard working couple of hundred quilters who beaver away at their sewing machines, making items of comfort for people they don’t even know and sometimes for communities that aren’t their own.
We are also increasing our outreach to the western regions of south east Queensland and that’s something that we hoped to be able to do when we first started nearly four years ago.
A number of regional townships in the bush are struggling to keep up with the community needs unique to their areas, so it will be very heartening to be able to help out where we can.
Last week I posted an article about using the walking foot on the sewing machine to quilt gentle curved lines on your quilt. We at Sunshine Linus put out a large amount of small to medium sized quilts and simple gentle curves are all that are needed to make the quilts look snazzy in short time. Here’s the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183386.asp
Don’t forget the forum is available for quilters to have their say. Here’s the link:
And so onto my little goodies for this week. Pour yourself a cuppa and take the time to browse. You never know what you might find!
http://greenleafgoods.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/a-half-square-trianglelog-cabin-hstlc-tutorial/ a half square triangle log cabin? Yep and it looks great!
http://www.instructables.com/id/Silk-Thread-Design-Card/ I think these make delightful gifts – and allow you to be creative as well.
http://www.oopseydaisyblog.com/2011/08/scrappy-color-book.html a terrific little colour tool for your littley
http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2012/02/ballet-shoe-applique-on-shirt.html something for the little prima in your family
http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2008/08/10000-blomster.html a beautiful textile installation
http://www.examiner.com/article/sew-a-scrap-fabric-chopstick-envelope a fabric chop stick envelope
http://yesterdaysthimble.com/tutorials/crazy-quilt-pincushions-part-ii/ a nice little tutorial for a delightful pincushion
http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/03/the-happy-elephant-family-sewing-pattern.html/2 a cute elephant family
http://www.joquz.com/1945/hand-lettering-stippling-technique and they say quilters are crazy!!
http://www.canoeridgecreations.com/2012/02/half-square-triangles-hexagons.html this brings hexagons into a new light
Well, I’m off to spend the morning with a sewing friend for a dose of stitching and friendship. I’ll be knocking on your screen next week to say hello again.
Till then, take care
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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