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It's a Quilt Project of Epic Proportion
July 23, 2014
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Photo by Paula Doyle

TQS members PaulaDoyle and Ferret are part of a community-based project that aims to make eight quilts (four medieval-inspired and four contemporary) to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede on June 15, 1215.  This enormous project will take the good part of a year, with the goal being completion in time for the major celebrations throughout the UK, the US, and Commonwealth Nations.

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Learn about the Great Charters Project.

Can't remember your English history?  Learn more about the Magna Carta

Follow the project progress on Facebook

 

 
 

 
 
TQS Moves to New Studio!
July 23, 2014
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TQS taping is in November...but not in Boulder.
Can you guess the new location?

Fall taping is just around the corner, and we'll be announcing the details for obtaining tickets soon.

Meantime we wanted to let you know that the studio location is changing.  We're moving to a new much larger, state-of-the-art venue called WEST WORKS Studios in Littleton.  With ample parking, seating on risers, and nearby shops and restaurants (Park Meadows Mall), we know you will love our new digs too!
 

 

 
 

 
 
3rd Place Large Wall Quilts-Hand Quilted, Paducah 2014
July 23, 2014
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You recognize the taupes and greys of the Japanese artists in this quilt by Yoko Sugisawa. "Spring Is With Us Now" is 60" x 86" and features tiny appliqued flowers waiting for Spring.

But take a closer look at all of the special features that make this quilt a winner.

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TQS Quilt of the Day
July 23, 2014
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Spirit Landing
Quilt #: 1018410  Added on 01/18/2011
 
Owner: Diane Phillips
 
Made By: Diane Phillips
Year Made: 2010 - Certain
 
Located In: Ennis, MT United States
 
Description Statement:
I combined Toni Whitney's "Spirit" Eagle with Ricky Tims Desert Visions Rhapsody Quilt.
 
 



 
Check Out These Great Shows!
July 22, 2014
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If you were inpspired by Mary Elizabeth Kinch's tips for creating precise and complex secondary designs, you might want to view these other shows for ideas on how to raise the bar on your quilt making skills.

Remember: As a Star Member, you have access to EVERY SHOW, EVERY TEACHER, AND EVERY TECHNIQUE . . . PLUS, in our Little Scrap of Magic lessons, we're creating small projects to practice some of the techniques taught in the current shows.

Just 21¢ a show. Practice is free.

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Draft your own feathered star block
with Marsha McCloskey (Episode 1203)

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 Stitch perfect points for a mariners compass block
with Judy Mathieson (Episode 707)

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Make a stunning quilt using one block and complex fabric that camouflages your seams
with Paula Nadelstern (Episode 307)

 
 

 
 
Value Card Winners Announced!
July 22, 2014
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Leni Levenson Wiener  discussing the uses of her Art Quilter's Value Scale in Episode 1413. We wanted you to use this valuable tool in your quilting so we held a contest to give away  giving 50 cards to some lucky TQS members.  Are you one of the seleceted winners.  Find your name on the list below and you will be seeing a little gift in your mailbox very soon!

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Jinny Beyer's Memory Match: Level #19 (Link Fixed!)
July 22, 2014
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Can you find the mate to this 1933 Burgoyne's Surrender block? Test your skills in this week's memory game.

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Join Alex Anderson & Pam Holland at Fern Hill Gifts & Quilts
July 22, 2014
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With travel being so uncertain, it's best to arrive a day early. At the recent Ricky Tims Super Seminar in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Alex and Pam got a chance to roam for just 1 day. They got a lot done in nearby Amana Colonies.

Including: A visit to Fern Hill Gifts & Quilts. There were antiques, fun displays, fabric everywhere, secret rooms, religious icons, and more. Take a look and see why Alex and Pam have to keep on working....               Music is "The Water Is Wide".

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TQS Quilt of the Day
July 22, 2014
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Peace, Love, and Rock 'n Roll
Quilt #: 1021651  Added on 12/21/2012
 
Owner: Karen Watts
 
Made By: Karen Watts
Year Made: 2012 - Certain
 
Located In: Mayhill, NM United States
 
Description Statement:
I designed this quilt for the New Quilts From an Old Favorite contest, Jacob's Ladder, 2013. The blocks use quotes from favorite songs, and my husband, Don, is the guitar player.
 
 



 
Episode 1502: Small Pieces, Big Impact
July 21, 2014
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In Episode 1502,Canadian quiltmaker, teacher, and author Mary Elizabeth Kinch drops by the studio to share her love for antique quilts and how she recreates them full-size with tiny pieces and reproduction fabrics. Mary Elizabeth, founder of the SPA (Small Piece Aficionado) Society, demonstrates how to tame those tiny pieces from template stage to finished block, incorporating lots of fabric and hand-piecing tips along the way.

Then Alex travels to Washington County, Oregon, for a chat with textile artist Terry Grant, in which we get a glimpse at Terry's latest art quilts . . . featuring "upcycled" men's shirts!

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Quilter's Quips and Tips: PIQF XXIII - October 16-19, 2014
July 21, 2014
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The Pacific International Quilt Festival is coming October 16-19, 2014 to Santa Clara, CA.  Pre-Registration is now open.  

Here is a list of the teachers coming to PIQF this year.  We've had a number of them visit us here at TQS.  Star Members can watch Susan Cleveland in Episode 1001: Masterful Miters and Perfect Prairie Points and Gloria Loughman in Episode 612: Nature's Journey.


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SUSAN CLEVELAND
My Eclectic Quilt Pageant - Thursday, October 16, 4:30 pm

Join one of the quilt world's most enthusiastic personalities for ooo's, aaaah's and laughter as she shares a plethora of tips and silly quilting stories. Learn to take show pieces to new levels and add charm to simple pieces. Susan will share real live quilts with close ups through the projector so you're sure to see great detail. You may recognize many quilts as winners in international competitions! Don't miss out on this good time!
GLORIA LOUGHMAN
Share the Journey - Thursday, October 16, 6:00 pm

Come and be entertained, listening to a humorous account of life as a contemporary quilt maker, teacher and author. Learn of Gloria's inspiration and the techniques she uses to create her prize winning quilts. Laugh as you hear of the challenges of working with students around the world, and view beautiful photos that will inspire you to start creating your own designs.
 

 
 

 
TQS Quilt of the Day
July 21, 2014
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Conner's Space Quilt
Quilt #: 1020760  Added on 03/05/2012
 
Owner: Connor
 
Made By: Madeleine Trainor
Year Made: 2012 - Certain
 
Located In: Aliso Viejo, CA United States
 
Description Statement:
A fun, bright quilt for our 2nd grandchild using a favorite fabric saved for a special person.
 
 



 
Trailer 1502- Mary Elizabeth Kinch
July 20, 2014
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