Quilting Newsletter


July 10 2013 Quilting Newsletter

Hello there, another newsletter coming your way from Bellaonline – The Voice of Women. It’s been a busy week of attending craft groups and lots of sewing – so I’m feeling pretty happy! On Tuesday I attended our Queensland Quilters monthly gathering – it was great to catch up with girls I haven’t seen in a while and good to see the group is in good hands with their committee.

A guild or group is only as good as each individual member and its committee. I always think that belonging to a group is a two way exercise and there are expectations on both sides that need to be respected. Hmmmm that sounds like another article I could write……

Anyway, yesterday I attended the Mountain Quilters Friendship day and it was a fabulous day of wonderful fun, meeting new and old friends and the most delicious spread of food. These mountain girls are great cooks, I can attest to that! Some great show and tell too.

Unfortunately my camera’s battery conked out just after I took the first picture so I’ll have to get some photos from my friend and post them on the blog asap. (Note to self: always carry a spare battery!).

Last week I posted my article titled 20 Timely Tips for Quilters. These were 20 random tips I use to complete my quilting creations. I hope you find something here that helps you. Here’s the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180831.asp

The forum has been busy with chat – lovely to catch up with you girls. I’m posting a forum question where you can post your three most helpful tips for quilters. Here’s the link and I’m looking forward to hearing from you: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/829117#Post829117

I’ve had time to surf during the week and came across the following little vignettes for you to browse through. Have fun!

http://www.singerco.com/projects/detail/550/victorian-pincushion a pretty little pincushion

http://www.felicityquilts.com/2012/01/friday-felicities-now-with-100-more.html some practical advice on auditioning quilting patterns before you start machining.

http://www.crookedbrains.net/2009/08/artwork.html the not so humble pencil at its best
http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2010/05/mitered-frame-tutorial.html a very good instructional tutorial on mitered corners.

http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/content_downloads/APPLE_BLOSSOMS.pdf Apple Blossoms free quilt pattern

http://www.craftycupboard.net/2010/04/slim-stash-resident-rn-old-school-style.html a dress up nurse’s uniform for your budding Florence Nightingale

http://zanyquilter.blogspot.com.au/p/zentangle-quilt-tutorial.html I’m hearing this Zentangle work – this might help to explain?

http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com.au/2009/09/tool-time-tuesday_15.html a great idea for keeping track of your rows as you piece

I must away and get friendly with my vacuum cleaner – my sewing room looks like a small explosion happened during the night. How is it that you don’t see the mess in the night, but come the cold hard light of day ……

Anyway, stay well and busy for the next week, when I’ll pop in again for a quick chat.
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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