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  Weekend Fun  July 25, 2014


The Studio and Quilts of Mary Elizabeth Kinch

Mary Elizabeth Kinch was kind enough to put together a slideshow featuring her studio and some of her spectacular quilts. Star Members can watch Mary Elizabeth in Episode 1502: Small Pieces, Big Impact.

Not a Star Member?  
Get over 200 shows with the latest techniques --plus see online through Sep 30 the DVD with Jacqueline de Jonge making the BeColourful quilt.  It's 2 hours of teaching FREE to Star members.


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2014 - Faculty Quilts

Every year at the show there is a tent displaying the work of the faculty who teach during the week prior to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  Here is some of their work that was displayed.  Click PLAY below to watch.


Watch Gammill Artist Gina Perkes as She Works her Long Arm Magic!


Gammill quilting artist, Gina Perkes, demostrates how to make a "no back track" feather in the Gammill booth at AQS QuiltWeek in Phoenix.


Star Members can watch Gina in Episode 1005: "Twofer" the Money: Terrific Time Saving Techniques (also featuring Pat Yamin) and  Episode 308: Artistry on a Longarm.
Do You Like This New Way To See Quilts?
Sherry Rogers-Harrison made a quilt you need to get close to. We have a new way for you to see this amazing quilt.
You can see different sizes including a size that gets your nose on the quilt (watch out for the white glove ladies!!)
Backstitch: A 25 Year Retrospective of Advances & Milestones in Quiltmaking


The National Quilt Museum in Paducah is celebrating the silver anniversary of the New England Quilt Museum. Backstitch explores the changes in quilting over 25 years due to innovative tools and techniques and influential teachers. The exhibit is curated by Anita Loscalzo and Laura Lane.
(Photo: National Quilt Museum)





Follow Alex & Ricky Without Facebook


On the New Website coming in mid to late August, you will be able to follow Alex & Ricky without having Facebook. See how.....



BERNINA: We All Sew - How to Use Zippers as Embellishments by "Rebel Quilter," Jamie Fingal

Jamie Fingal sent in this tutorial to WeAllSew.com which teaches you how to use zippers for art quilt embellishments.  Jamie shows you how to sew with zipper trim and how to insert a zipper into an art quilt.




(Photo: WeAllSew.com)





TQS Puzzle: Leap of Faith by Mary Elizabeth Kinch

Leap of Faith was created by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and is in her book, Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts. Pieced by Mary Elizabeth Kinch (2007) and machine quilted by Sandra Reed.

Original photo: Gregory Case Photography.





Happy Quilting,
 Newsletter July 22, 2014
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You Don't Want to Miss This Detail!



You'll be absolutely astounded by the Third Place winner in the Large Wall category from 2014 AQS QuiltWeek-Paducah. 


Here's your chance to see and enjoy the incredibly detailed work of Yoko Sugisawa.

See the Zoom Quilt
Mary Elizabeth Kinch
Small Small Pieces, Big Impact
Join us, in Episode 1502, as 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:
  • taming tiny pieces from template to finished block
  • incorporating lots of fabric and
  • great hand-piecing tips
 Terry Grant
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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Value Card Winners Announced
Are you one of the 50 selected winners?  Find out if you'll be seeing a value card in your mailbox soon.
Studio 2 in Comcast CenterTQS Moves to a New Studio!
TQS taping is in November...but not in Boulder.
Can you guess the new location?

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Check Out These Great Shows!

If you were inspired by Mary Elizabeth Kinch's tips for creating precise and complex 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 TQS Show Techniques lessons, we're creating small projects to practice some of the techniques taught in the current shows.  


Just 21¢ a show. Practice is free.

Jydy Mathieson 707

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


MarshaMcCloskey 1203

Draft a Feathered Star block
with Marsha McCloskey (Episode 1203)

PaulaNadelstern 307

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

Magna Carta Project
It's A Quilt Project of Epic Proportions!
TQS members Paula Doyle 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.
Jinny Beyer Game:  Level 19
Can you find the mate to this 1933 Burgoyne's Surrender block?
Lots of Fabric and Secret Rooms
Before the Super Seminar in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Pam Holland and Alex Anderson spent money at......


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.