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August 4 2011 Quilting Newsletter

Hi all, another screamer of a week and I’m only getting to the newsletter today. Sorry about its lateness. I’ve been a busy bee with Quilt Valuations on Tuesday. I’m not an accredited Quilt Valuer, but I help out with the administration of the quilt valuation process on the day. It’s a very interesting morning, seeing all the quilts and hearing the comments.

After the 2011 Floods in Queensland, it’s never been more apparent that having your special quilts valued is definitely worth the effort. You’d be surprised what your quilts are worth. I’ve heard a number of stories and seen a few quilts that were lost during the floods, only to be found downstream and in unrepairable condition. Heart breaking really.

On Wednesday night I had the pleasure of attending a concert by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. This is the band that featured in the movie Brassed Off about 15 years ago. Wow, what a night. My husband is a bandie (band instrument player) and he plays the Euphonium. It was a truly magnificent concert and we came away with a very big smile on our faces.

I posted an article about sewing machine needles last week. I thought it was timely to talk about sewing machine needles and how important it is to have sharp needles. We often forget to renew what is the most important tool in our quilting toolbox. So here’s the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172584.asp

Pop over to the forum and have your say. Here’s the link to the quilters forum: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

Well, here’s a little collection of goodies for you this week. I do hope you enjoy browsing.

http://www.fa-art.se/Baires.html not patchwork, but absolutely outstanding art. Aren’t you hungry?

http://thelongthread.com/?p=4685 a great idea to make a caddy from recycle products and cheap hardware rope.

http://nicolemdesign.blogspot.com/2010/03/sewing-class-roll.html a terrific sewing roll for use in classes

http://blog.creativekismet.com/2007/11/16/patchwork-pincushion-tutorial/ what can I say…..

http://thestitchingroom.blogspot.com/2007/10/thread-holder-pattern.html great gifts, great idea, great tutorial

http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/2010/05/market-tote-tutorial.html a very nice bag written instructions

http://www.flickr.com/photos/movinghands/sets/72157625882857070/with/5378999084/ some fantastic quilts at the latest quilt festival in Tokyo. Enjoy

That’s all from me for this week. I do again, apologise for the lateness of this newsletter. Will do better next week. Stay well and happy and keep those fingers busy.
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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