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  Weekend Fun Newsletter August 1, 2014


On the Set with Jerry Granata in Episode 1503: Quilting without Limits: Using Unconventional Fabrics in Your Work

Alex and Ricky are joined on the set by Jerry Granata a former costumer for the National Marionette Company. Jerry reveals the huge variety of unusual fabrics available to quilters (think leather, lame, fake fur, and upholstery), where to find them, which to use when, how to prepare them, work with them and quilt them.  He also plays a mean saxophone.


Episode 1503 debuts on August 4, 2014.


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Get over 200 shows with the latest techniques --plus see the DVD  online through Sep 30 with Jacqueline de Jonge making the BeColourful quilt. 


Embellishments, Lace, & Fun

Lorrie Hockett used...she used....everything! Signs, leaves, lace, threads, beads, embroidery, and beautiful quilting by Carol Mosley.


We have two views for you- Close and Really Close.


It's Time for Month 8 of A-Z with Ewe and Me!



Join us this month to work on letters U, W, and X of our 2014 BOM quilt, designed by Janet Stone.






Don't forget to watch the companion tutorial with BOM Specialist Julie Cefalu for great tips on piecing perfect blocks.





P.S. Star Members can watch Janet in Episode 1401.


Need To Talk Quilting?


Now you can. The new site has an area for you to create and join groups. Do projects together, show your fabrics, and ask questions (or answer them).







Disney Design


Have you been to Disney's California Adventure Park or Disneyland lately?  Take a quick trip with TQS and be inspired from floor to ceiling.




Reward Offered for Nancy Rink's Missing Quilts


Quilter, pattern designer, and dye artist, Nancy Rink, has had virtually all of her quilts stolen right out of her studio in Bakersfield, CA some time between 5:00 PM Friday 7/25 and 9:00 AM Monday 7/28. Below is one of the many missing quilts.  Nancy is offering a $1000 reward to anyone who facilitates their return.


TQS Puzzle: Faith Alone - Jerry Granata

Enjoy this lovely quilt by Jerry Granata, Faith Alone.  Created in response to a "doors" challenge, it measures 50" x 60" and features hand painted fabrics, batiks, clear vinyl, and theatrical gels.  It is machine quilted and hand-embroidered. 
Star Members can learn how Jerry tackles these extraordinary textiles in Episode 1503: Quilting without Limits: Using Unconventional Fabrics in Your Work. Episode 1503 debuts on August 4, 2014.


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Peru-Hand Embroidery  


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LSM 1502

Practice Makes....Better Quilts 

This year, we started a program for you to practice techniques featured on our weekly shows.  For each show, we provide an 8" finished block so that you can try out the featured artist's technique. 


We recommended that you create a notebook for the practice projects, or save them to stitch into a wonderful sampler of your learning journey.  We called this program Little Scraps of Magic, but unfortunately, many viewers didn't really understand what this fun and instructive program is all about.


So...we've renamed Little Scraps of Magic with a less catchy, but more "accurate" name:  TQS Show Techniques.  We invite you to join us, make the simple projects, and share your results with others on the site.  This week, we're featuring our "Hexie Block," which allows you to try your hand at creating interesting secondary patterns with your hexies by fussy-cutting.


But first, watch the FREE clip from our current show (Episode 1502) with Mary Elizabeth Kinch.  You'll never look at fabric the same way again!



The Studio and Work of Terry Grant
Step inside this charming forest retreat built especially for Terry as a place to design and create.
Moray Peru
Jinny Beyer Game:  Level 20

Can you find the mate to "Return of the Swallows"

Peru-Lake Titicaca           
Be Inspired by the Colors of Peru

Terry Grant (Episode 1502) said that she is often inspired by photographs.  Recently, Lilo's parents traveled to Peru.  We think some of the colors, designs, and textiles might do the same for you.


New BERNINA Video: Quilting Tools
Nina and Connie share the great tools and features BERNINA offers just for quilters.
Shadow Trapunto and Scalloped Edges
What do you do if you want to learn some new techniques? You make a quilt. If it turns out pretty wonderful, you enter it at Paducah and get accepted...
Joy Voltenburg's "Spring Shadows" is worth a closer look...
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Happy Quilting,
Alex AndersonRicky Tims


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.