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April 22, 2014
http://www.thequiltshow.com Volume 3, No. 64

Test Your Knowledge with 10 New Blocks from Jinny Beyer


Here are 10 new blocks from Jinny to test your knowledge. Watch for designs that would look great in your next quilt.



Series 13 DVDs For Your Library!

Don't miss a single moment of the learning and laughter available to you in Series 13 of The Quilt Show. With over 10 hours of video, this boxed DVD set makes a great addition to any quilter's library. 

Have fun and improve your quilting skills with guidance and inspiration from today most-respected quilt artists, teachers, and authors, including:

  • Jean Wells
  • Mickey Depre
  • Grace Errea
  • Wendy Butler Berns/Sue Spargo
  • Mickey Lawler/Gwen Marston
  • Sheila Frampton Cooper/Angela Walters
  • Alex Anderson
  • Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • Susan Else
  • Rose Sheifer
  • Lyric Kinard
  • Amanda Murphy
  • Michael James



Book Review + Contest:  Modern Hand Stitching

Would you like to take your stitchery to a new level but need bit of help? Let Ruth Chandler show you how to take dozens of traditional embroidery stitches and transform them into a whole new art form. 

Ruth's book, Modern Hand Stitching, details the how-tos plus fabulous ideas for stretching your creativity with free-form alternatives. With clear, easy-to-follow directions and lots of images, this book is sure to inspire you to add a bit of stitchery to your next project.

Want your own copy of this book? Enter our contest. We'll announce the winner on April 29.  


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Check Out This Week's Great Deals!

Check out these great bargains in the TQS Shoppe this week:

  • Bundles of a dozen 1/4-yard cuts from past BOM kit fabrics for only $19.95.  Choose from either Neutrals or Brights. Fabrics will vary.
  • Scrap bag filled with twenty 1/8-yard cuts from past BOM kit fabrics for only $14.95.
  • Kim Diehl's favorite tool: the Omnigrid Fold-Away 12" x 18" Cutting Station/Ironing Mat--a deal at only $36.95!

Supplies are in limited, so get 'em while they last. Click here.


TQS Zoom Quilt: Crazy with a Twist by Mary Chalmers

We spotted Crazy with a Twist by Mary Chalmers, of Willmar, MN, at AQS QuiltWeek-Paducah last year. This stunning crazy quilt has captured numerous awards, including First Prize: Wall Quilts - Any Other Type at the 2011 Wisconsin Quilt Expo and 1st Place: Other Techniques at the 33rd Annual Minnesota Quilters Show, also in 2011. 

The variety of stitches will make you swoon.



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Heading Out of Town? You'll Love This Free Project!

Planning a quick weekend getaway anytime soon? Then you'll love this fast-and-easy carryall that will easily hold all your essentials. With a minimum of fabric, you can whip one up before this weekend even arrives. 


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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.....



Have you seen the front page under construction?


Kim Diehl's Favorite Quilting Tool

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


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!


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.


(Quilt: Beautiful Morning by Melanie Marr)



Quilt National at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles


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.




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!


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.


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. 


Did you miss episode Number 1?


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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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

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.