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Weekend Fun  July 11, 2014

Want To Make Your Own Fabric?

At Spoonflower.com you can create your own fabric, wallpaper, decals, & gift wrap and as you know, it is a favorite site for TQS Guest Jane Dunnewold.
Star Members can see Jane in Episode 1501: Discover Sensational Surface Design teaching you how to print on-demand fabric to create your own original cloth, BUT here is a quick explanation for everyone......
Find out how to create your own treasures and what it costs.



Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show - The 2nd Saturday in July

It's that time of year, the second Saturday in July. The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is this weekend and they are going to hang 1401 quilts for one day only. Will you be there? Here's a video from last year's show.  Stay tuned for quilt photos from this year's show...

Northern California Inspirations at San Museum of Quilts & Textiles
While recently taping new episodes for The Quilt Show, we came across this wonderful exhibit, Northern California Inspirations by the Studio Art Quilt Associates Northern CA/NV Region.
The slideshow reflects the visions of twenty Northern California textile artists as they interpret the physical and the ephemeral, the massive and the miniscule, through the medium of the art quilt.  The diverse, visually rich region of Northern California where they live influences and inspires their art.
Cindy Needham's French Embroidery "Nuns' Quilt"


Cindy took 3rd place with a quilt you need a closer look to appreciate fully.


Why is it called "The Nuns' Quilt"? Click on the quilt to learn why and to Zoom in...

Rob Appell Talks to Brenda Ratliff about Color Inspirations
Rob Appell talks to Brenda Ratliff owner of Pink Castle Fabrics and blogger at JustABitFrayed.com.  Learn about the exciting new Color Inspirations Club featuring RJR Fabrics Cotton Supreme Solids.
Only 25 Patterns Left: Don't Miss This Summer Project
This fun 30" x 30" quilt is a great summer project. We have just 25 patterns left (our 3rd order!!). Work online with friends and see what colors are being used. Then you will have a fun wall quilt or a great holiday gift.
Debby Weighs In - Shrimp Ceviche

What does a busy quilter need in the middle of summer? She needs a quick and easy (but delicious) dinner recipe that she can prepare ahead of time that won't heat up the kitchen. That about sums it up, right?

This recipe for my version of Shrimp Ceviche is going to be my favorite of the summer, I'm pretty sure.



Row by Row Experience - Are You In?


Do you know about the Row by Row Experience?  It's a new kind of shop hop with no fees, no passports, and all summer to play at the more than 1200 quilt shops that are participating.


TQS Puzzle: Pride of Barbados/Mask by Jane Dunnewold
Pride of Barbados/Mask by Jane Dunnewold was inspired by photographs taken in the Perth Natural History Museum.  It was part of the Sacred Planet Series exhibited at the Boger Gallery and the Schweinfurth Center for the Arts.

Star Members can watch Jane in Episode 1501: Discover Sensational Surface Design.
Not a Star Member?
Get over 200 shows with the latest techniques --plus see the DVD  online through Sep 30 with Jacqueline de Jonge making the BeColourful quilt.

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Happy Quilting,
July 8, 2014
http://www.thequiltshow.com Volume 3, No. 75

The Tent Makers Are Back With New Designs

The Egyptian tent makers with their beautiful applique were at Paducah 2014. Take a look at the variety of different designs and colors this year.



Join The Amazing Group Making a BeColourful Quilt !

We've so excited! Over 200 of your fellow quilters are making this quilt for their summer project.

We've just ordered a third set of patterns for the BeColourful Quilt by Jacqueline de Jonge (Episode 911)!

The first 125 patterns are in and will ship this week, but there's plenty of time to join the fun. This project offers a great way to improve your piecing skills and enjoy a beautiful finished quilt by summer's end. Click the button for more info, and join the fun.


Photo by Gregory Case Photography

New Show, New Season! Make Your Own Fabric!!

We launch Series 1500 with a visit to the Texas studio of artist, instructor, and author Jane Dunnewold, well known for the one-of-a-kind fabrics she creates with printing, dyeing, resist, and other manipulations. 


In this episode, Jane discusses the meaning of surface design, and shows how she transfers a black-and-white copyright-free image to prepared-for-dye (PFD) silk, which she then embellishes with watercolor pencils and needle felting. You'll also love our tour of her wet/dry studios, a delightful blend of old and new.

Finally, Jane, who uses a hula hoop as a preventative for back problems, coaxes Alex and Ricky to give this childhood classic a try. It's an informative - and fun - start to a new season!


2170_willowday2.jpgIt's all in the Presentation: "Wrap it Up" with Style 

It's often been noted that the best gifts come in small packages. Here's a chance to make an adorable gift holder--large or small--using only craft paper, ribbon, and a few simple supplies.


Check Out These Great Shows!

If you were inspired by the print-on-demand fabric created by Jane Dunnewold, you might want to view these other great ideas for creating texture and visual interest in your art.

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.


Create a focal point in your work
with Jane Davila (Episode 208).

Stamp personal memories or words in a quilt
with Mary Fisher (Episode 108).

Enhance your quilts using Photoshop and assorted media
with Lura Schwarz Smith (Episode 702).

Try Jinny Beyer's Memory Match: Level #17


Once again, we delve into Jinny's book, The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns, to test your knowledge of quilt blocks and to inspire you for future quilts.

So, is the block shown to the right called Mixed T or Tea for Four? Click on the game to find out.


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If your internet is slow, please do the following......


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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... 

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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. 

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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.