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April 18, 2014
http://www.thequiltshow.com Weekend Fun

The New TQS Site Is Under Construction: How to Find Techniques You Saw In A Show?

We are experimenting with ways to get you to what happened in the shows. It's in process, so you can chime in.....

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Have you seen the front page under construction?

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Kim Diehl's Favorite Quilting Tool

We caught Kim at taping and asked her to tell us her favorite tool. She said....

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You can watch Kim in Episode 1407: The "New" Traditional: A Marvelous Mix of Fabric, Style, and Stitches.

See more than 200 shows with the latest techniques --

plus, don't miss Margaret Miller's Strips that Sizzle or Easy Pieces Online DVDs!

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New Exhibits at the Texas Quilt Museum: Butterfiles and Antique Quilts

Insects taken to flights of fanciful art, and gorgeous antique quilts from a storied collection will be showcased in the spring exhibits on display at the Texas Quilt Museum from April 3-June 29, 2014.

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(Quilt: Beautiful Morning by Melanie Marr)


 

 


Quilt National at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

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Quilt National 2013 – the 18th biennial juried exhibition – is the quintessential and much anticipated showcase of contemporary art quilts and it's coming to the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

 

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Two Adorable Mini Quilts: Bunnies Galore!

Hop on over to your sewing room and make this quick little project which can be finished in an afternoon.  From Samelia's Mum comes this adorable Scrappy Bunny Mini Quilt.

Use up your scraps, including selvedges, and create a colorful delight to decorate your house for spring!

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Or how about Julie Cefalu's Patchwork Peter Rabbit from The Crafty Quilter? This one also uses up your scraps and has an adorable little cottontail.  Julie's tutorial incudes instructions for a hanging sleeve and a cute, rick-rack enhanced label.

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Early 20th Century Fashion - A Downton Dress - Episode 2

Enjoy episode 2 from The Hollywood Sew - "A Downton Dress."  This time you'll learn a bit of the history of fashion in the early 20th century and more work is completed in the creation of a "vintage" dress incorporating style elements from the past while using a modern-day pattern. 

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Did you miss episode Number 1?

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TQS Puzzle: Flowers Blooming in the Bright Sunlight by Seiko Asai

A beautiful quilt for spring, Flowers Blooming in the Bright Sunlight by Seiko Asai will lighten your heart. We found Seiko's lovely quilt at the AQS Paducah show last year.  Will you be in Paducah this year?

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April 15, 2014
http://www.thequiltshow.com Volume 4, No. 63

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Here is a sneak peek at the front page....

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Jinny Beyer Has 10 New Blocks For You

We are now at week 5 in our matching game.  Is this helping you learn the names?

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Photo by Gregory Case Photography

Recreate the Northern Lights...Wherever You Call Home!

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Quilt artist, author, teacher, musician, and TQS co-host Ricky Tims takes center stage in this project- and technique-focused episode, filmed on location at the AccuQuilt headquarters in Omaha, NE. Inspired by an antique Amish quilt spotted in a book he received as a gift, Ricky has created Northern Lights, a fresh spin on a Nine-patch strippie-style quilt.

Discover how he quick-cuts and builds his nine-patch and triangular setting units, arranging the colors so they flow seamlessly from one to the next, and how to update a traditional top with a contemporary "fiddlehead-fern-feather" quilting motif.

Then Shari Ruwe and Karen Ruwe (no relation!) demonstrate examples of their collaborative work on the Nebraska State Raffle Quilt, including Shari's technique for making and embellishing pleated poppies, and Karen's tips for adding texture and pizzazz to a quilt with metallic thread.

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Here is a sneak peek at the front page....

Awesome Design Tips from Ricky!

If you were inspired by the way Ricky (Episode 1408) created a modern interpretation based on an antique quilt, then you'll definitely want to check out these other great shows featuring Ricky's techniques for creating stunning 'new' work for yourself.

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 22¢ a show. Practice is free.

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Make a fractured Courthouse Block (in Episode 208)

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Make a "Montana Star" quilt with Ricky (in Episode 1210)

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Drafting "Simple Gifts" based on an Amish block (in Episode 409)

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USA Today:  The Best Places in the US to See Quilts

Quilts are no longer relegated to the role of just being bed coverings, but are appreciated as works of art in and of themselves.  "It's pretty broad, from the extreme fine arts world to the grassroots," says Ricky Tims, one of the world's top fiber artists. The art form celebrates Quilt Week, one of its biggest annual events, April 23-26 in Paducah, Ky. Tims shares favorite places to see this "soft art" with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.  See Ricky's favorite places.

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BOM

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???

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We have plans for lessons, techniques and more that tie in directly to your being able to see EVERY SHOW.

 

More Classes
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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!

Join/Renew Now 

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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.