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Weekend Fun 10/17/2014

The Studio and Work of Valerie C. White

It's always interesting to see where artists create their work. Here is a glimpse into the studio of Valerie C. White, along with some of her beautiful quilts.


Star members can learn more about Valerie in Episode 1508: Working with Intention: Expand Your Skills with Prayer Flags.

Not a Star Member?  It's only 21 cents per show! INCLUDING ACCESS  to the "Onlline DVD" Machine Quilting Lessons by Renae Allen.



Superior Threads: Twist is on Sale!
$1.99 for a spool of thread???  Now is your chance to try out the Twist High-strength Trilobal Polyester Thread in 500-yard spools. (Is Bob Purcell on Vacation again?)
Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
A new exhibit is opening at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection includes over forty bed, crib and doll quilts, illustrating the breadth of the Ohio Amish quilt-making tradition between 1880 and 1940.
Bear Paw, c. 1900-1915, Wool, 99" x 92"   - Photo Credit: Darwin Bearley Collection

Shall We Get Wicked Again?
Cherrywood Fabrics was delighted that we featured some of the quilts from its Wicked Cherrywood Challenge, and has kindly shared with us its Smilebox show, with high resolution photos and detailed images of the quilts.  You can also find the names of the winners of the challenge.
Free Halloween Projects at WeAllSew.com
WeAllSew.com has gathered up its favorite Halloween projects, from costumes to candy corn.  Take a look and find some wonderfully creative ways to decorate your house...and your kids!

And the Winners of the 4th Annual Modern Quilt Guild Fabric Challenge are ...



Here are the winning entries from the 4th Annual Modern Quilt Guild Fabric Challenge.  These lucky winners each won ONE YEAR OF FREE FABRIC!





Libby Lehman Fundraiser - Inspired by Libby Quilts
Clara Lawrence created a wonderful video to highlight the beautiful quilts that have been Inspired by Libby and created as an auction fundraiser to help Libby Lehman with her medical expenses.  This collection also includes three quilts created by Libby's mother, Catherine Anthony.
TQS Puzzle: Turtles and Lovers by Valerie C. White
Turtles and Lovers by Valerie C. White was created as an anniversary present to her husband.  She and her husband are the giraffes, and the three little turtles represent their children.  What did you give your lover this year?

Star members can learn more about Valerie in Episode 1508: Working with Intention: Expand Your Skills with Prayer Flags.
Happy Quilting,
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Newsletter 10/14/2014

OK, This Is Such A Cool Tool!
The Quilt Scroll
Make quilting on the go even more fun with this cool new tool designed by quilt artist, Cheryl See.  Alex was sorry that she didn't have one at the Super Seminar to keep her working during breaks.  
We only have 199  (approx 60 @ 8:30pm PST 10/15)  left because Alex bought one. See the video by Cheryl on how they work...

Working with Intention:  Expanding Your Skills
Photo by Gregory Case Photography
Join Alex and Ricky on the set in Episode 1508 with Valerie C. White as she talks to them about her quilting inspirations. Valerie was one of 44 artists invited by the Historical Society Museum in Washington D.C. to create a quilt celebrating the 2008 election of Barack Obama.  
In this episode she shares ideas for creating "prayer flags". You will love these small samples that let you practice your quilting techniques and grow your creativity.  
Also in Episode 1508: Working With Intention: Expand Your Skills with Prayer Flags is modern quilter Elizabeth Hartman who demos her favorite technique for making pieced letters.
Wool Work at PIQF
Are you heading out to the PIQF show this week? Be sure to stop by and see the warm and delicious works created by Sonya Lee Barrington being exhibited in the Special Exhibits area.
Can't get to PIQF? Enjoy a special exhibit from last year, A River of Quilts.
Jinny Beyer Block Match  

Challenge your knowledge of quilt blocks as we continue with Jinny's Memory Match Game #29.
BERNINA Super Saturday Sale!
Been eyeing that new BERNINA?  Now is the time, Saturday, October 18, 2014, BERNINA is having a great deal.  0% Interest for 48 months!

 Free Pattern: Camera Chic
Heading off to Houston for the quilt show soon?  Do you have a creative strap for that camera?









Learn a New Technique
If you enjoyed Valerie White's (Episode 1508) tips for creating one of a kind and fun prayer flags and Elizabeth Hartman's fun lettering, you might want to view these other shows for ideas on how to add more creative techniques to your quilts.


Remember: As a Star Member, you have access to EVERY SHOW, EVERY TEACHER, AND EVERY TECHNIQUE . . . PLUS, in our Show Techniques Sampler lessons, we're creating small projects to practice some of the techniques taught in the current shows.


Just 21¢ a show. Practice is free.



Painted quilted canvas
with Katie Pasquini Masopust (in Episode 906)



Enhance your printed fabrics using colored pencils and watercolors
with Lura Schwarz Smith (in Episode 702)


Stitch up some fun and wonky word quilts
with Tonya Ricucci (in Episode 907)

Happy Quilting,
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COMING SOON-The New Online-DVD Starting at TQS October 1, 2014

View It All Online At TheQuiltShow.com

TQS is bringing you another "Online-DVD" to help you perfect your quilting skills. Renae Allen is your teacher and there is even an easy way to practice your lessons.


The lessons begin October 1 and Star members get full Online Viewing access for FREE until December 31, 2014. For the price of 1 class elsewhere, you get this class and over 200 quilt shows.


Join or Renew Now to be ready when it kicks off October 1.




To Really Learn Takes Knowledge AND Practice!


Renae Allen helps you get the skills to quilt your next quilt. SkillBuilder Studio Volume 1 is a wonderful introduction to the tools and skills needed to create your own beautiful quilts. Through simple step-by-step instructions, Renae demonstrates the knowledge and techniques needed to become a proficient machine quilter.


You can view it at your convenience online at TheQuiltShow.com starting October 1, 2014.


Whether you want to follow patterns and lines or learn to freehand, Skillbuilder Studio is the way to explore fabulous possibilities. Discover invaluable tips and quilting secrets that make the process easy and effective.



But, knowledge is only half the battle. You need practice. Here's how.....

Practice To Complete Your Learning

Renae has created a preprinted fabric panel so you can practice the quilting designs. NO Pressure and NO ruining your heirloom quilt.
As you know we have a shaky record for having enough inventory. So PLEASE order now to get your Skillbuilder Practice Fabric for just $12 plus shipping.

This is the kind of aid that makes learning happen fast as you trace the outlines
over and over to gain the confidence. In Episode 406, David Taylor recommends plenty of practice before going to your actual quilt.


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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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.