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On the Set with Mary Elizabeth Kinch for Episode 1502: Small Pieces, Big Impact

Alex and Ricky are on the set with Mary Elizabeth Kinch, a Canadian quiltmaker, teacher and author who shares her love for antique quilts and how she recreates them.  Also in Episode 1502: Small Pieces, Big Impact, Alex heads to Oregon to chat with textile artist Terry Grant and shares a glimpse of her latest art quilts.
 
Episode 1502 debuts on July 21, 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. 

 
 
 
 

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2014 - We Take You There

Heat was the order of the day at the 2014 Sisters Outdoor Quilt show this year.  Temperatures in the 90s saw the spectators visiting the show early while they could still keep cool.  It didn't stop them however, from shopping and enjoying another amazing show of quilts from around the world. 
 
Take a look at some of the fabulous quilts, hard-working volunteers, and beautiful flowers that make up just a piece of this wonderful day in Sisters, Oregon.
 
Click the forward arrow to see all the scenes in a jiffy... and stay tuned for more quilts...
 
 
 
Quilt Alliance Winners Announced 
 

The Quilt Alliance has announced the winners of its annual contest.  This year "Inspired By" contest entries had to be inspired by a quilt documented in either The Quilt Index project or the Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories project.


 
 
 
 
 
Superior Threads Blowout Sale

 

We took a look at the Superior Threads Newsletter and couldn't believe the sale. For the first time ever, they are putting their  'already-on-sale' Try Me Specials on a bigger FREEDOM sale.

 

They are already 30-50% off, but for the rest of July, they are an additional 50% off the already-sale price... Is Bob Purcell in town? Does he know about this???

 

 

 
 

...So Who Won Second Place???

 

We have seen two amazing quilts from the "Small Wall Quilts-Hand Quilted" category at Paducah 2014. Cindy Needham's, "The Nuns' Quilt" - 3rd Place, and Kumiko Funaki's "Rose Garden" - 1st Place, now let's see who won 2nd place...

 

 
 
Free Project: Head Off to College with a New Laundry Bag
 

Laundry is a fact of life – and Laundromats are something most college students have to live with. This bag, created by Sheila Reinke, may help to make the chore a little easier for your favorite grad – if nothing else, it will remind them that you are thinking of them on laundry day.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TQS Puzzle: Pumpkin Peel by Mary Elizabeth Kinch

 
Pumpkin Peel was created by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and is in her book, Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts. Pieced by Biz Storms, Toronto, Canada, 2011. 

Original quilting design and machine quilting by Sandra Reed.

Original photo: Gregory Case Photography.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Who Won 1st Place?

 
We showed you Cindy Needham's Amazing "Nuns' Quilt". It took 3rd Place in Small Wall Quilts-Hand Quilted. Who took 1st Place?
 
 
See the Zoom Quilt
 
 
 
Make Your Own Stitches
 
Those decorative stitches make a quilt really unique. Even better if you make your own stitches. How can you do that?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guess The Artist
 
Can you tell us which artist made the quilt? They are all from Series 14.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jane Dunnewold BlockLittle Scraps of Magic:
  Image Transfer Block
 

Try your hand at creating a block that incorporates a copyright free image of your choosing onto a pieced background.  Go to our Project page for the pattern cutting and assembly directions.

 

See a sneak peek of our Little Scraps of Magic quilt WIP.  The completed quilt will hang in our booth at Houston Quilt Festival this fall.

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Happiness Quilt                         
Share Your Color Choices With Us!
 

Jacqueline de Jonge (Episode 911) has created this beautiful little wall hanging (we are sharing the instructional DVD for Star members).

 

Over 300 of you bought the pattern for this summer project...Now we want to be nosy and see what fabrics you are using.  Are you making it in brights, neutrals or going Mod with solids? 

 

 

  • As you start creating this fun project, share your WIP in our Show and Tell area.  It’s easy and a great way to see what others are creating as well.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Jinny Beyer's Block Match
 
Can you find the match for this Jack in the Pulpit Block?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Quilting,
Alex AndersonRick Tims
 
 
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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
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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.