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Weekend Fun 10/24/2014
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On the Set with Rosie Deleon-McCrady: Seeing Red: Ramp Up Your Redwork!
 
 
Alex and Ricky are joined on the set by Texas quiltmaker, embroiderer, businesswoman, and teacher Rosie Deleon-McCrady.  Also in Episode 1509: Seeing Red: Ramp Up Your Redwork! is a visit to the fabulous River Walk and historic Drury Plaza Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
 
 
 
Not a Star Member?  It's only 21 cents per show! INCLUDING ACCESS  to the "Online DVD" Machine Quilting Lessons by Renae Allen. 
 
 
 
 
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Quilts from the Pacific International Quilt Festival
 
Here are just a few of the fabulous quilts from PIQF 2014. You'll recognize a number of the names, since they have appeared as guests on the show. Stay tuned for more to follow!
 
 
 
 
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Talking with Roderick Kiracofe - Unconventional & Unexpected
 
TQS recently caught up with Roderick Kiracofe, author of Unconventional & Unexpected, American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000, in the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles booth at the Pacific International Quilt Festival.   Find out what he has to say about his latest book.
 
 
 
 
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A Visit to Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry's New Studio
 
Patricia Belyea, quilt maker, importer, and author of the Okan Arts blog, recently visited Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry in her new studio in Port Townsend, WA.  She invited TQS to come take a look as she toured the home and studio of this award-winning quilter.
 
 
 
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It's Time for A-Z for Ewe and Me! - Month 11!
 
Now you'll start to finish up A-Z with Ewe and Me! by Janet Stone.  This month you will be working on the side borders and the trees.

Be sure to watch the companion video with Julie Cefalu for a great tip on making your applique trees.
 
 
 
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Free Project: Halloween Mini Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman
 
Elizabeth used a block she found in the Nancy Cabot Quilt Block Index to create this adorable little Barn Bats quilt.

 
Star Members can watch Elizabeth in Episode 1508: Working with Intention: Expand Your Skills with Prayer Flags.  In this episode Elizabeth, known for her clean modern style, use of bright color, and masterful handling of negative space, demos her favorite technique for making pieced letters.
 
 
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TQS Puzzle: Vintage Redwork Baskets by Rosie Deleon-McCrady
 
Here's a charming quilt featuring vintage redwork baskets and pieced blocks.  It was created by Rosie Deleon-McCrady.  You can make this quilt yourself!
 
 
 
Happy Quilting,
 
 
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Newsletter 10/21/2014
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And the Winner Is...
 
A big thank you goes to all who entered to win Libby Lehman's quilt Pinatita I  by donating to The Libby Lehman Medical Fund
 
The family is truly astounded by the generosity the quilt community has shown.  We are happy to announce that...
 
 
 
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Do You Remember Who Won Best of Show in Houston Last Year?
 
It's almost time for the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  Do you remember which quilt won Best of Show last year?  Click below and see if you got it right....
 
 
 
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Technique Practice:  Mini Art Quilt
 
Try your hand at making a small art quilt using Paintstiks and a leaf pattern created just for us by Valerie C. White.
 
 
 
Star members can learn more from Valerie in Episode 1508.
 
Not a member?
 
 
 
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Elizabeth Hartman Has a New Book!
 
It's hot off the press and you are going to want a copy for sure. You can be one of 5 lucky winners to get this in your library right away.
 
 
 
Jinny Beyer's Puzzle
 
Challenge your knowledge of quilt blocks as we continue with Jinny's Memory Match Game. 
 
 
 
 
 
Getting Ready For the Show
 
Going to the Houston Quilt Festival?  Last week we shared a project for your camera. 
 
But do you have a place to put your name tag and all of the other little bits you collect while walking the show?  Make your own quilt show essential bag.
 
 
 
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Tip of the Week:  Clever Hexie Storage Box
 
Looking for a way to sort all those hexie's you've been making lately?  TQS member QuilterLynn organizes her little gems in an unexpected way... 
 
 
 
Happy Quilting,
 
 
 
 
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COMING SOON-The New Online-DVD Starting at TQS October 1, 2014

 
 
View It All Online At TheQuiltShow.com
 

TQS is bringing you another "Online-DVD" to help you perfect your quilting skills. Renae Allen is your teacher and there is even an easy way to practice your lessons.

 

The lessons begin October 1 and Star members get full Online Viewing access for FREE until December 31, 2014. For the price of 1 class elsewhere, you get this class and over 200 quilt shows.

 

Join or Renew Now to be ready when it kicks off October 1.

 

 
 

 

To Really Learn Takes Knowledge AND Practice!

 

Renae Allen helps you get the skills to quilt your next quilt. SkillBuilder Studio Volume 1 is a wonderful introduction to the tools and skills needed to create your own beautiful quilts. Through simple step-by-step instructions, Renae demonstrates the knowledge and techniques needed to become a proficient machine quilter.

 

You can view it at your convenience online at TheQuiltShow.com starting October 1, 2014.

 

Whether you want to follow patterns and lines or learn to freehand, Skillbuilder Studio is the way to explore fabulous possibilities. Discover invaluable tips and quilting secrets that make the process easy and effective.

 

 
 

But, knowledge is only half the battle. You need practice. Here's how.....

 
 
Practice To Complete Your Learning

Renae has created a preprinted fabric panel so you can practice the quilting designs. NO Pressure and NO ruining your heirloom quilt.
 
As you know we have a shaky record for having enough inventory. So PLEASE order now to get your Skillbuilder Practice Fabric for just $12 plus shipping.

This is the kind of aid that makes learning happen fast as you trace the outlines
over and over to gain the confidence. In Episode 406, David Taylor recommends plenty of practice before going to your actual quilt.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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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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.

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

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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.