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April 25, 2014
http://www.thequiltshow.com Weekend Fun

Linda Neal & Jackie Brown - Perseverance - 1st Entry in a Paducah Contest

Captain John interviews Linda Neal about her quilt, Perseverance, which won 1st Place, Bed Quilts - 1st Entry in a Paducah Contest sponsored by Statler Stitcher. This entry, quilted by Jackie Brown, is made up of 10,509 half-inch hexagons (5,000 are white).  It took 16 months to hand baste and hand piece the top. The original pattern was called "Insanity."

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Go "On the Set" with Linda Beach

Get a preview of Episode 1409 as Alex and Ricky join Linda Beach on the TQS set. Linda has been artist in residence at several US National Parks, and many times the parks have inspired her pieces. During the show, she shares some of the fabric-selecting and construction techniques she uses to create them, a process she compares to assembling a giant quilter's jigsaw puzzle.

In addition, Ricky shows how a traditional Sailboat block can be an inspirational springboard for a fun and funky new design. "Sail" in, settle down, and enjoy!

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Episode 1409: Bring in the Great Outdoors: Quilts Inspired by Our National Parks with Linda Beach debuts on Monday, April 28.

Get over 200 shows with the latest techniques --

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

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Visit with Dr. Bob: Superior Thread's Magnifico Polyester Thread

Alex visits with Dr. Bob at Superior Threads to learn about Magnifico, Superior's high-sheen, high-strength, bright and beautiful 40-wt. polyester thread, ideal for quilting and embroidery. In addition, Mother Superior (Heather) discusses how she selects colors for making variegated thread and Dr. Bob describes the manufacturing process.

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"It's a Wrap" for Early 20th-Century Fashion - A Downton Dress

In this final episode from The Hollywood Sew - A Downton Dress, you'll learn about sewing with sheers and how to accessorize the completed dress with different looks for day or evening.

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Update Your Profile and Win Ricky's Rhapsody Quilt!

Ricky is giving away one of his Rhapsody Quilts and it could be yours! To enter, submit a photo of your quilt to the Quilt Gallery via your profile. You can submit up to 12 photos.

Once the Gallery has reached 36,000 quilts, TQS will select a winner at random to receive Ricky's Rhapsody quilt. At last count, the Gallery had over 20,000 photos, so start posting those pics!

PS: While you're in your profile, don't forget to add your photo and complete or update your information there, too. 

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Introducing the Vision 2.0 by Gammill

Alex and Ricky learn about the new Vision 2.0 by Gammill and are excited to share what they learned with you.You won't believe some of the features and the new, customizable system that starts at only $8,995!

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TQS Zoom Quilt: The Charm of Small Pink Roses by Keiko Minami

Hold on to your socks as they're sure to be blown off once you've examined this stunning quilt, The Charm of Small Pink Roses, from Keiko Minami. This beautiful piece includes hexagons, hand piecing, stuffed work, and amazing quilting, and Keiko purchased all of the fabric in PaducahPink Roses won the AQS Hand Workmanship Award at AQS QuiltWeek™ – Paducah 2013 and is now part of the National Quilt Museum's permanent collection. Zoom in and see why.

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TQS Puzzle: Jackie Got Into Aunt Millie's Garden by Jackie Aguilar

Jackie Got Into Aunt Millie's Garden was Jackie Aguilar's first attempt at needle-turn applique. Yes, her first attempt! She writes,

"Never having done any needle-turn appliqué before, at the end of the first block I wondered what I had gotten myself into. Focusing on one piece at a time, this quilt was a lesson in patience and fortitude. Several stressful events occurred while I was working on this quilt and I found that the appliqué was a relaxing escape. Three years and countless hours later, I had it done."

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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

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

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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

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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.

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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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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.