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Weekend Fun Newsletter 8/22/2014
Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero Talks About Making her Award-Winning Quilt, Flights of Fancy

Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero talks with Andrea Ray about her quilt "Flights of Fancy" at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah in >2013.  Jeanie's quilt won third place in the Miniature Quilts category.  From this interview you get a much better idea of just how small the quilt is and what went into its creation.
Our Very First Zoom Quilt: Do You Remember The Up Close Secret?
Judy Mathieson took a classic quilt and gave it a twist that only a close look reveals. (Do you remember the special fabrics?)
See why this was our very first Zoom Quilt.

POW!  WHAM!  BANG!  Cape/Cowl/Create Exhibit Packs a Punch at San Diego Comic-Con

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero. Highlights of the anniversary program include an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretations of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape.
Here are just a few...who knew Batman liked pink... or flowers?
Exhibit at DAR Museum: Creating the Ideal Home, 1800-1939: Comfort and Convenience in America

There are a few days left to see the latest exhibit at the DAR Museum, "Creating the Ideal Home 1800-1939: Comfort and Convenience in America."

"This exhibition illustrates how almost 150 years of inventions have basically made our lives easier, and our homes more comfy and convenient. It demonstrates that the way we work and play today has benefited from scientific experimentation and discovery from colonial times onward.

From the DAR Museum website



Whip up a Fun and Handy Quilted iPad Mini Pouch from SewCaroline.com


Itching to do some quick stitching?  Take a few minutes to put together this quilted iPad Mini pouch from SewCaroline.com.  All you need is two fat quarters, some batting, thread and a zipper.


What could be simpler?  A pad for your iPad!





The Quilt Life Covers


The Quilt Life ends its run with the October  2014 issue.  What does the last cover look like? We don't know either. But here are all the other covers. Take a look at all the wonderful themes.



TQS Puzzle: Flights of Fancy by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero

Jeanie's quilt, Flights of Fancy, won 1st place miniature at Road to California 2013.  The quilt measures only 13" x 13" and was created with Kaleidoscope Kreator software.
Flights of Fancy has also been featured as a TQS Zoom Quilt.

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Happy Quilting,

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


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.