Monthly Archives: January 2011

Remember: Next Meeting at Aros

Slice 'n dice quilt blocks

Slice 'n dice quilt blocks by Jenny

Don’t forget that from tomorrow (31st January) we will be meeting at Aros, from 1pm until you are ready to leave. We have the room for the afternoon so do take advantage of it – a good opportunity if you want to lay out a quilt or want some time to work in peace.

Jenny’s project this week is Slice & Dice.  If you fancy having a go during the meeting bring along some 10” squares of fabric.  At least two squares (different colors),  four would be good (two should be the same colour), or more.  Also bring along a cutting board and a rotary cutter – you will not need a ruler.

Also, for those of you who admired Janet’s truck quilt she will be showing how it was  made during the afternoon.

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The January Chenille Meeting

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Christine’s Christmas Quilts

If you start now, the odds are favorable that you too could have a beautiful Christmas quilt like Christine (photo below) and Pat (photo here). This pattern was in the December 2010 issue Patchwork & Quilting magazine (you can buy the issue from the publishers here…).

Christmas hearts and holly quilt made by Christine

Christmas hearts and holly quilt made by Christine, from the P&Q pattern.

Christine also made this cheerful advent calendar for last Christmas:

Christmas advent calendar wall hanging quilt by Christine

And Barty, one of Christine’s quilting companions has been helping with Christine’s latest project:

Barty cat helping Christine with her latest quilt.

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Christmas Lunch 2010 Now Valentine’s Lunch 2011

Our belated Christmas lunch has been rebooked for the 14th February, still at the Callie. If you  are still able to come along or want to come along this time now that the date has changed, please let Jenny know.


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Skye Quilters Blog: 2010 in Review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 62 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 150 posts. There were 283 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 30mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 11th with 134 views. The most popular post that day was Dorothy Smith.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for skye quilters, french braid quilt, french braid quilts, award winning quilts, and owl quilt pattern.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Dorothy Smith April 2009


Linus Quilts April 2009


The Owl Pattern March 2010


2010 Skye Quilters Exhibition July 2009


April Aros Day April 2009

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