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Newsletter August 19, 2014

Sergers and Kaleidoscopes: Coming Soon
Join Alex and Ricky in Episode 1504 as they welcome artist and author Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero (Episode 507) back to the TQS studio for a look at some of her newest work.

Photo by Gregory Case Photography
Jeanie, a former software engineer for Hewlett-Packard, explains how to select an image, print it on fabric, transform it into a unique design,  and then enhance it with machine embroidery.
Then, Connie Fanders, Director of Education for BERNINA USA, shows a quick-and-easy way to make a rag quilt (and more) using your serger.
Birmingham Quilt Show 2014
Creativity and diverse ideas abound.
Lea McComas had a chance in her busy schedule to send us a few quilt images from the Birmingham Quilt Show.
"Show Techniques" Book Cover
If you have been following along with our Show Techniques program you should have a nice collection of practice blocks.  Why not make a cover for your notebook? 
We have created a printable pdf sheet featuring our Sampler Quilt (that will be on display in our Booth at the Houston Quilt Festival this fall).  Print it out and slip it in the cover of your notebook.  How simple is that?
Watch These Other Great Shows!
If you were inspired by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero's (Episode 1504) use of the computer when it comes to designing, you might want to view these other shows for ideas on how to add this versatile tool to your 'quilting tool box'. 
You have access to every show from every Season with your 1 yr Star membership. It's great learning for just 21¢ a show.
Let Beth Wheeler show you how to take a favorite photograph from camera to larger than life canvas(Episode 211).
Design a one of a kind quilt using iPad apps with Sue Rasmussen (Episode 1205).
Let Sarah Vedeler show you how easy it is to create beautifully digitized embroidery designs on Dupioni silk (Episode 904).
Jinny Beyer Game: It's Time To Remember
The block names are all repeats shuffled in a random order. Let's see what you have learned.
There's Time to See This Great Teaching DVD-  Extended One Month
Jacqueline de Jonge has agreed to extend the time to see the DVD.  She wanted people to have time to get through the project. Learn some fabulous tips on precision when it comes to paper piecing points and inserting circles from this master teacher. 
Be sure to check out the Show and Tell area to see quilts TQS members have made.
You're Either Going To Laugh or Say "WOW"
When you get a close look at how this quilt was made you will be astonished.
Gammil     Bernina    educate, inspire, entertain, connect
Happy Quilting,
Alex AndersonRicky Tims

  Weekend Fun Newsletter August 15, 2014

Have You Ever Seen a Quilt Made from Whiskey Bags?
Have you ever seen or heard about a quilt made from whiskey bags? 
Now you can with this interview from "Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!" a Quilt Alliance project designed to capture the stories of quilts where quiltmakers gather. Wonder how long it took to collect all those bags...

On the Set with 1504: Make it Special with Machine Embroidery with Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero and Connie Fanders

Alex and Ricky are joined on the set of Episode 1504: Make It Special with Machine Embroidery, by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero, a previous guest at TQS (Episode 507) and Connie Fanders, Director of Education for BERNINA USA.


Episode 1504 debuts on August 18, 2014.


Just 21¢ a show

Collection for a Cause Honors Libby Lehman

Moda Fabrics has announced that this year's Collection for a Cause by Howard Marcus will benefit the Libby Lehman Medical Fund.  The line of fabric is called Community (how appropriate for Libby) and is based on an 1840s cotton-and-chintz quilt from the collection of antique quilts and textiles owned by Moda founder and CEO Howard Marcus Dunn.



BERNINA: Patchwork Foot # 97 D

The BERNINA Patchwork Foot No. 97 (and 97D) were created for the precise sewing of patchwork projects on machines with 9mm stitch width. The foot comes with a patchwork seam guide to make it easy to guide the fabric through the machine in a straight line.

In this video, you will find out how to attach the patchwork foot and the seam guide, which stitch plate and settings to use, and how to sew with the desired seam allowance. The video also includes detailed step-by-step instructions on how to precisely sew a mitered corner.


Join Ricky and The Lady of Shalott


Here is your video invitation. Ricky is going to lead you through a wonderful quilt project. Create this gorgeous quilt using the pattern or a kit including Ricky's hand-dyed fabrics. There will be 3 instructional videos starting Sep 1.


Watch Ricky's poetic video introduction by clicking on the quilt above.




Outlander Mania: How a Kilt (not Quilt) is Made


If you are a fan of Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, you probably appreciate a good kilt.  Here in a 7-minute video are the details for making a modern kilt.


It takes more than 8 yards of fabric and 8 hours of time for a single kilt to be created by a master kiltmaker.  Did you know there are "secret bits?" Like it says in the video, "Plenty of pleats and frills, no gimmicks."





TQS Puzzle: Feather Zone by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero and Teri Lucas

Feather Zone is a collaboration between Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero and Teri Lucas.  Jeanie says, "It was a bit of a challenge to put together the first time around -- so much so that I scrapped that attempt and started over." We think the second time around is quite stunning.

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Happy Quilting,


The Quilt Show 2014 BOM Quilt:

A-Z for Ewe and Me
by Janet Stone

The Quilt Show presents A to Z for Ewe and Me, the latest quilt in prizewinning quilter Janet Stone's 26-quilt alphabet series. Designed exclusively for members of TQS, the 69"x 82" quilt is a playful yet sophisticated sampler. Each letter in the alphabet has its own panel, where it's combined with a related pieced or appliquéd block. Make one for the child in your life, or make one for the child in you!

Meet Janet Stone


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More Shows- More Time-More Classes- More Games- More... 

2044_screen_shot_20131029_at_122136_pm.pngChange is coming to TheQuiltShow.com.

We are going to have a new site in early 2014, but the changes are starting right away.

More Shows????  More Time???

2044_screen_shot_20131029_at_122108_pm.pngThat's right! Starting January 1, 2014, your Premium (Star) Membership will allow you full access to ALL THE SHOWS during your membership.

We have plans for lessons, techniques and more that tie in directly to your being able to see EVERY SHOW.


More Classes

Wonderful projects from Alex, Ricky (his Colorful Rhapsody class shown on right) and some of the best designers in quilting will be featured on the site with instructions and kits.

We will have short fun projects and full amazing quilts starting with the Block of the Month 2014 by awarding winning quilter-JANET STONE. 

2044_screen_shot_20131029_at_115602_am.pngMore Games

The puzzles are staying BUT we are adding a simple game for you to learn your quilt blocks.

Based on Jinny Beyer's "Quilters Album of Patchwork Patterns" you will learn your block names and have fun at the same time.


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TQS has always worked to bring you closer to the quilts you want to see.

From all of our member quilts in the Quilt Gallery and Quilt of the Day to prize winners from shows around the world, TQS has Zoomed in so you can see the stitches. This year we will bring you even closer. Stay Tuned!

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TQS has classrooms on many subjects.  There is always something to learn.  For example,

Sharon Pederson - Quilt Tips I Wish I New When I Started - things she wishes she knew when she was a beginning quilter.





Libby Lehman - Name That Stitch - Libby shows you to use various regular and "fancy" stitches on your sewing machine to enhance your work.







Patsy Thomspon - Free Motion Quilting - Patsy teaches you the basics of free motion quilting.




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Welcome to The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims

We are proud to offer quilters worldwide the opportunity to watch a fully produced web "TV" show that features great instruction as well as entertaining segments providing insights into the lifestyles of well-known quilt personalities. The show is the first quilting show series to be shot in front of a live audience.

The ever evolving website offers members a multitude of opportunities including a Daily Blog where members can stay current with all the opportunities on our site, a Forum (message board) for sharing insightful and helpful quilting information and techniques, Chat Rooms for those who like to be instantly connected, and the world's largest online Quilt Gallery with a search feature that allows you to locate quilts all over the world.

The hosts, Alex Anderson, former host of HGTV's Simply Quilts and Ricky Tims, quilt teacher, author, and performing artist/entertainer, combine their comprehensive skills to bring to the World Wide Web the richest, most diverse website for quilters ever created.