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Newsletter and Cutting Bee

15th May 2018

Well, the twins arrived safe and sound on the 14th December - A little earlier than we had anticipated, but they are healthy and that’s all that matters. Two gorgeous girls - Indianna Lee and Ahri Jane, and there is a small photo of them here. They are, to say the least, the joy of my life. Everyone and anyone who is a grandmother told me that it’s the most wonderful thing in the world - and they were all right! It’s just so much pleasure to see them growing quickly and healthily. I am so thankful for their safe arrival and continuing good health. We certainly are a very blessed family.

The charity continues to thrive, and I have recently been contacted by DUQ (Down Under Quilts) who are keen to do an article in their upcoming magazine. When I say upcoming, they mean the September issue. I am very excited about this, and as you saw in the last newsletter, it’s always helpful to have some sort of publicity. I find it brings in lots of quilts in, which is just what we need for the kids! I have also been asked to attend the Diamond Valley Library on 18th July to do a talk about the charity - it’s all happening in the land of IQ!

Recently, I was lucky enough to receive a large donation of beautiful quilting fabrics, and this coupled with the HUGE stash that I have accumulated over the past 20 years, has led me to decide to have a cutting bee. Very similar to my old quilting bees, this one will concentrate solely on cutting the masses of fabric into 5” squares, 10” squares and 2.5” strips. This will then make it easy for myself, and any other quilters who would like to make a quilt for the kids, to assemble quilts quickly and easily. Why these sizes I hear you ask - well recently I attended a talk where Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Company was the guest speaker, and the quilts she has made using only these sizes (as well as border fabrics) was astounding. The best part is, all her patterns are available on YouTube, so once the sizes are cut out, the quilts come together very easily.

The dates of the cutting bee are Monday 20th August through to Friday 24th August - inclusive from 9.30am to 2.30pm. All you need to do is show up at 23 Glendalough Court, Watsonia North, with your cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter. I will provide blades for your cutter as well as morning and afternoon tea. If you are coming for the long haul, please let me know, and I will provide a small lunch for you.

I understand that many of you may have other commitments, however, if you would still like to cut some fabrics, please let me know and I can arrange to drop a couple of bags off to you - provided you live within a 30km radius! Sorry to all you interstate and country folk! Also, to avoid having everyone here at the one time, it would be great if you could send me an email and let me know what day/time you would like to come along.

Its going to be a wonderful five days spent cutting and chatting with like minded people, and I will also be going through my stash of patterns, books and magazines which I will have on my kitchen bench for all to see and take! Nothing like a good clean out I always say! Lastly, once we have lots of squares and strips cut out, I am happy to hand them out to anyone who would like to make a quilt for IQ.

I hope to see some of at some stage during the cutting bee.
Happy Quilting

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Thank- you to all the quiltmakers….

Name Completed Quilts Quilt Tops
Heather Schache 45 -
Sew and Sow 44 -
Sandy Crawford 20 -
Liz Davies 8 -
Jen Bellmont 7 -
Glenda Stacey 7 -
Bev Ansell 7 -
Liz Kenny 4 -
Jo Simpson 3 -
Margaret Esler 3 -
Debbie Nichols 1 -
Rikki Thomas 1 -
Heather Smith 1 -
Kathryn English 1 -
Chloe Wegener 1 -
Nancy Gheno 1 -
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