July 26 2011 Quilting Newsletter
It’s been a horrible week globally, and my thoughts are not far from Norway and the tragic events that have befallen that wonderful peace loving people. It’s hard to fathom why such a thing happens, and even more difficult to find the words to express the deep sympathy I feel for all that they must endure, now and into the future. To all my Norwegian readers, I send my heartfelt love and comforting thoughts.
I imagine that quilters around the world will be putting their feelings into actions and stitching up a storm of quilts to send to those that have been affected by such a horror. I’ll keep an eye on the web for any charities that are organising quilts to be sent to Norway and will pass on the information to you at it comes to hand.
I have started a message board on the forum for Bellaonline Quilters to send a message to the people and quilters of Norway in support for them at this tragic time. Here’s the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/703873#Post703873
In last week’s newsletter I made mention of the fusible wadding I use in my quilts. I was inundated with questions about the wadding, so I wrote an article that tells you all about the type I use, where you can get it, its production etc. Here’s a link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172472.asp
So, onto my little pressies for you this week. Enjoy:
http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/10/technique-tuesday-5-minute-simple.html a simple 5 minute tutorial on making a simple cushion
http://mairuru.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-to-make-origami-drawstring-bag.html a cute origami bag to make
http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/bags-pillows/tie-on-pincushion_2.html forgive me, another pin cushion pattern for you
http://qfdcreative.squarespace.com/tutorials/splish-splash-beach-bag-by-rachel-measham-pywell-from-four-w.html great beach bag to make
http://honeyscrap.blogspot.com/2010/11/easy-camera-strap-cover.html great idea to jazz up your camera
http://happybabydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/11/craft-vendor-apron-tutorial.html great for fetes
http://mirandawalker.blogspot.com/2010/11/guest-post-destris-favorite.html a great idea for a gift for a quilting friend
http://www.larkcrafts.com/needlearts/craftgossip-guest-blog-flip-top-fabric-notepad-cover/ here’s a great tutorial for a notepad cover
http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=14722 Sew Simple, Sew easy. Little hostess plates from Sew Mama Sew
Well dear quilting friends, I must away for this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, and I’ll speak again with you then.
Till then, keep quilting.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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