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TQS in Houston - The Final Day - Sunday 11/2
November 01, 2014
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Tomorrow is the last day of IQA Houston.  TQS will have guest artists in the booth every day of the show demo-ing some of their favorite techniques.  Star Members, if you are in Houston, you might want to watch their shows before you hit the show floor, or note when your favorite teacher is in the booth.  If you can't make it to Houston, you can watch them right here on TQS!

It's the last day - Make sure to stop by and say "hello!"

Sunday 11/2

10:00 am     Laura Wasilowski - Episode 1009: "Stamp Out" Fabric

11:00 am     David Taylor - Episode 406: Following the Artist's Process

12:00 pm     BERNINA BERNINA Educational Videos

 1:00  pm    TQS Meet & Greet - Come on over and meet your TQS friends

 2:00  pm     Lynette Anderson (2015 BOM Designer) - Stop by and see the 2015 BOM or visit her website

 

 
 

 
TQS Quilt of the Day
November 01, 2014
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Adairs Quilt
Quilt #: 1000010  Added on 01/01/2007
 
Owner: Adair Anderson
 
Made By: Alex Anderson
Year Made: 2001 - Certain
 
Located In: Livermore, CA United States
 
Description Statement:
Sandy Boinsib copied my daughters life images for me. This quilt was pieced in 3 days, then quilted at rapid speed for Adairs high school graduatiom. From her birth tothe days before she graduated, this quilt tells her story.
 
 



 
Quilting in America™ 2014 Survey Results
October 31, 2014
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Straight from Quilt Market in Houston are the results of the Quilting in America™ 2014 survey. It is the seventh in a series of studies done since 1994 with the intent of measuring the amount of time and money quilters spend on their hobby in addition to profiling the key segments of the market.   Key findings include:
  • The estimated value of the quilting market is up 5% since 2010, ($3.76 billion in 2104)
  • The average quilting household expenditure is up 36% to $298
  • 12.2% of quilting households are considered "dedicated," responsible for generating 60% of quilting industry spending
  • The total number of quilters  is down 23% to 16.4 million.

Are you a dedicated quilter?  Click on Learn More to see a Summary of the Results.

 
 

 
 
The Redwork of Rosie Deleon-McCrady
October 31, 2014
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Enjoy the enchanting Redwork of Rosie Deleon-McCrady.  Star Members can watch Rosie in Episode 1509 – Seeing Red: Ramp Up Your Redwork!

Click here to visit Rosie's website.

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Inspired by Libby - Gail Thomas Shares her Story
October 31, 2014
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Clara Lawrence is sharing a short video of Gail Thomas telling her story behind her Inspired By Libby quilt at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. If you are interested in bidding on a quilt, please go to the auction site www.InspiredByLibby.com.  November 5th is the final day of bidding. You will find the video at the end of the blog.

Inspired By Libby

Libby Lehman, a beloved woman, wife, mother, talented quilter, teacher, and artist is struggling with multiple medical issues. Her personality and sense of humor is leading the charge for recovery. Team Libby and her quilting friends are her support through this time. What's left? Well, what do quilters do at times like this? Make quilts. An invitation was sent out last fall to award winning quilters and teachers to create a 30x30 quilt inspired by one of Libby's quilts, to be auctioned off to aide the family with the medical bills.

This unique collection will be on display at the International Quilt Show in Houston late October, 2014. Two quilts will be up for a silent auction at the show. The collection will be up for an online auction for everyone to bid on. The auction info will be announced here in September. The exhibit will then go to the American Quilter's Society Paducah Show in April, 2015. After this, they will be shipped to their new owners to be enjoyed.

There will be two quilts created to cover any expenses. The entire monies raised from the invited artists will be sent to Team Libby as soon as the auction is complete. The quilts will be personally delivered to Libby's family after the quilt show, so they can see them up close before moving on to their next destination.

Here is a partial list of the artists who created quilts for the exhibit and auction. More are working on theirs. The artists are having fun making tutorial videos, sharing their stories here on TQS, posting on social media and especially their blogs. The work is breathtaking and emotional, for their friend Libby.

Alex Anderson
Rob Appell
Wendy Butler Berns
Patt Blair
Melinda Hopkins Bula
Susan K Cleveland
Joe Cunningham
Pat Durbin
Sheila Frampton-Cooper
Helen Godden
Cherrie Hampton
Pat Holly and Sue Nickels
Beth Kennedy
Lyric Montgomery Kinard
Carol Moellers
Cindy Needham
Yvonne Porcella
Susan Shie
Susan Stewart
Janet Stone
Ricky Tims
Gail Thomas
Laura Wasilowski 

 
 

 
 
TQS in Houston - Day Three - Saturday 11/1
October 31, 2014
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Tomorrow is Day Three of IQA Houston.  TQS will have guest artists in the booth every day of the show demo-ing some of their favorite techniques.  Star Members, if you are in Houston, you might want to watch their shows before you hit the show floor, or note when your favorite teacher is in the booth.  If you can't make it to Houston, you can watch them right here on TQS!

We will post a new list every day highlighting the next day's guests.  Don't forget to come back and check who's coming up!

Saturday 11/1

11:00 am     Ricky Tims - Epsiode 1408: Recreate the Northen Lights...Wherever You Call Home!

12:00 pm     Jerry Granata - Episode 1503: Quilting without Limits: Using Unconventional Fabrics in Your Work

 1:00  pm     TQS Meet n Greet - Come on over and meet your TQS friends

 2:00  pm     Lynette Anderson (2015 BOM Designer) - Stop by and see the 2015 BOM or visit her website

 3:00  pm     Rose Sheifer - Episode 1310: From the Table to Bed: Vintage Tablecloth Quilts

 4:00  pm     BERNINABERNINA Educational Videos

 5:00  pm     Ricky Tims - Episode 803: Create Your Own Rhapsody Quilt: Part 1 & Episode 804: Create Your Own Rhapsody Quilt Part 2

 

 
 

 
 
Pumpkin Palooza
October 31, 2014
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It's a Pumpkin Palooza with these fun fall quilts created by our TQS members.  Remember there are more than 20,000 quilts in our online Quilt Gallery and you can look at them any time!

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TQS Quilt of the Day
October 31, 2014
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The Pack
Quilt #: 1023505  Added on 10/21/2014
 
Owner: Judy
 
Made By: Judy Leathers
Year Made: 2014 - Certain
 
Located In: Hoover, AL United States
 
Description Statement:
Inspired by a photo of my husband relaxing with the dogs.
 
 



 
Lady of Shalott - Month 3
October 30, 2014
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It's month three of the Lady of Shalott and Ricky has created the final video in the series. This video shows the assembly of the quilt. It includes the details for marking, quilting, and blocking along with good advice on what to do if your fabric ever bleeds.

 

 

 
 

 
 
We Wish You Were In Houston With Us
October 30, 2014
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We are having fun meeting TQS members and seeing the amazing displays. Watch in the coming days for quilts and videos from Houston to just appear. So come back often. 

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Meet the 2015 BOM Designer: Lynette Anderson
October 30, 2014
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Meet Lynette Anderson, the creator of our fabulous 2015 TQS Block of the Month quilt,  "My Country House." Lynette Anderson was never destined to have a normal office job.

From her rural upbringing exploring the woods of Dorset, England, to her first job spinning dog hair for doting owners, she has always looked at things a little differently, and has been just a little obsessed with the way things look and feel. 

Add to that the textiles, arts and crafts skills she learned from a very early age under the instruction of her mother, Ruth, and both of her grandmothers, and it is no surprise that Lynette has been so successful. From her maternal grandmother, Lynette learned to knit,  and from her paternal grandmother she learnt embroidery, drawing and painting. Lynette and her brother were kept busy as children outdoors and in, with a wide range of craft projects.

Later she did a short course in patchwork, as a way of finding a new hobby while her four boys were small, and her interest soon grew into a thriving teaching and pattern-designing business, which she continued after migrating with her family to Australia in 1990.

Since 1995 Lynette has published nine books, with two more on the way, as well as creating countless patterns, including quilts, pillows, bags and sewing accessories.

Working with Lecien Fabrics, Lynette created ten very popular fabric collections, with names such as "Scandinavian Christmas," "Hollyhock Cottage," "Follow My Heart" and "Wildflower Wood'." Lynette now designs for RJR Fabrics.

Her sophisticated yet naïve design style is distinctive, and combines simple stitchery with applique and piecing, making it attractive to embroiderers and quilters worldwide.

From a memory or a chance encounter, Lynette first draws out her ideas, often without an end product in mind. She says that sometimes a quilt will start with an idea for just one block, and other times she will just start drawing and get an idea of what product the design is best suited as she goes along.

With inspiration for her patterns coming from her childhood adventures, evening walks with her husband, Vince, and dog, Hugo, along the beach near their current home, as well as everyday life, Lynette’s designs are as vast as her imagination and always incorporate a little touch of whimsy.


 
 

 
 
2015 BOM: My Country House by Lynette Anderson
October 30, 2014
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Join us on a TQS exclusive 12-month journey into the land of childhood memory with a charming quilt designed especially for TQS by internationally-known Australian designer Lynette Anderson.  Lynette combines simple, unpretentious folk art style appliqué motifs with patchwork blocks for a quilt that will be a joy to make.  Each month we will provide photos, detailed directions for a portion of the quilt, and full-size patterns.  We will once again be offering monthly companion teaching videos as well.  It all makes for a year of fun and learning!

The My Country House (64" x 84") program will begin with the first pattern installment on January 1, 2015.  In the meantime, to help you get ready, be sure to download the Introduction Packet, which includes everything you will need to begin working on the "My Country House" BOM quilt.  From fabric requiremens and color selections to appliqué and embroidery tutorials, we have thought of everything to make this an enjoyable and rewarding project for you to cherish.

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Pssst! Make life easier for that Santa in your life by letting him or her know that you REALLY want to make the 2015 BOM, and that kits are available in the Shoppe!

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