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Newsletter September 30, 2014
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Here Is What You Will Learn...
 
Renae G. Allen is your machine quilting teacher starting Oct 1. The difference in her approach is...PRACTICE. Renae has 24 specific quilting designs to teach you. What are all these designs? What will you learn??
 
 
 
 
Not Your Grandmother's Hexies! 
 

We discovered the work of this award-winning artist while taping our 2012 Legend Show (Episode 1113) with Meredith Schroeder at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.

 

Fasten your seat belt! Join us in Episode 1507 as "Hexpert" Cheryl See launches English paper piecing into the 21st century. You'll be amazed by her quilts: each incorporates a little "secret" or two that draws you in for a closer look. In this episode,

  • Cheryl shares loads of tips for making precise and perfect hexies and diamonds.
  • She shows a number of clever and versatile 3-D projects for trying her techniques without committing to a huge project.

 

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  • We then corral radio personality Pat Sloan at Quilt Market in Houston, where she shares some of her quilts and demos how to do an appliqué running stitch by hand.

 

 
 
 

"Rio Hondo" by Katie Pasquini Masopust

Art Quilts From the John M. Walsh III Collection on View
 
While you are taking in the Houston Quilt Festival, why not take a short drive to visit the Texas Quilt Museum for this rare opportunity to see 54 quilts from the collection of John M. Walsh III. 
 
 
 
 
Free Project from WeAllSew: How to Make a School Bus Applique Tee or Dress
 
Here's another cute project from Anneliese, creator of Wee Muses Sewing Patterns and the blog Aesthetic Nest, and WeAllSew.com.  Learn how she created an adorable school bus applique to embellish a basic t-shirt or dress.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learn More Great Techniques
 
If you love the beautifully precise results Cheryl See achieves with her hand work in Episode 1507, don't miss the exceptional tips from these outstanding handwork artists.
 
Over 200 top teachers and the Renae Allen's teaching for just 21¢ a show.
 
 
Make a variety of folded fabric Chopkey
with Rami Kim (Episode 607)
 
 
Conquer your fear of applique by stitching a perfect point following Suzanne Marshall's technique (Episode 203)
 
 
Let Mickey Depre show you how pieced hexie's can create an updated contemporary look (Episode 1302)
 
 
 
 
Come See Us at Festival
 

It's time again for the gang and members from TQS to descend upon the city of Houston, TX, for the annual International Quilt Festival, and a chance to meet, chat, and visit. 

 

This year, we'll be in booth #224.  Stop by for the daily 1:00pm meet/greet, but this year we have added an extra surprise...

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Win A Libby Quilt
 

 

You could win a quilt (30x30) made by Libby Lehman, Piñatita I, and help Libby in the process by contributing to the Libby Lehman Medical Fund.  Libby's quilts sell for thousands of dollars. This is your chance to win one of these amazing quilts and help Libby all at the same time.

 

 

 
 
Jinny Beyer's Memory Match
 
Challenge your knowledge of quilt blocks (and encourage your friends to try!) as we continue with Jinny's Memory Match game.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Happy Quilting,
Alex AndersonRicky Tims
 

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Weekend Fun 09/26/2014

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Win Libby's Quilt!

 
 
You could win a quilt made by Libby Lehman, Piñatita I, and help Libby in the process by contributing to the Libby Lehman Medical Fund.  Libby's quilts sell for thousands of dollars, this is your chance to win one of these amazing quilts and help Libby all at the same time. To learn more, click Enter to Win.
 
 
 
 
100% of Proceeds Go Directly to the Libby Lehman Medical Fund.
 
 

 

Angela Walters Video: Machine Quilting Timelapse

 

Ever wanted to watch a quilt being quilted from start to finish?  Here's a time lapse version of Angela using her longarm to take a quilt from start to finish.  Wouldn't it be great if we could all finish a quilt in three minutes?

 

 
 
 

Star Members can watch more with Angela in Episode 1306: No-Pin Curves and Quilting "Modern" in which she demonstrates how she gives traditional quilting designs a modern twist, and determines strategies for quilting the negative spaces.

 
 
On the Set with  Episode 1507: Cheryl L. See & Pat Sloan
 
Alex and Ricky are joined on the set by award-winning "hexpert," Cheryl See. Cheryl launches English paper piecing into the 21st century, and you'll be amazed by her quilts: each incorporates a little "secret" or two that draws you in for a closer look.
 
Taped at the Drury Plaza Hotel in San Antonio, TX, Cheryl shares loads of tips for making precise and perfect hexies and diamonds, and then shows a number of clever and versatile 3-D projects for trying her techniques without committing to a huge project.
 
 
 
Not a Star Member?  It's only 21 cents per show! INCLUDING ACCESS
To Watch The "Online DVD" Lessons by Renae Allen starting Oct 1
 
 
 
 
Introducing BERNINA's Online Shop
 

Did you know that you can now purchase select BERNINA and bernette machines, as well as BERNINA software, from their new online shopping site?
 
 
 
How to Bind an Inside Corner from Julie at The Crafty Quilter
Ever wonder how to bind an inside or "inverted" corner?  Julie at The Crafty Quilter walks you through the process step by step.

 

 
 
 

Quilting in the Garden 2014 - Alden Lane Nursery

It's time for Quilting in the Garden at the Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, CA.  The show this year is September 27th and 28th from 9am to 4pm.  The featured artists this year include:
 
Diana McClun and Laura Nownes
 
 
Jean Wells
 
 
Sally Collins
...keep your eyes peeled, Sally Collins is coming to TQS!
 
 
Not a Star Member and want to watch an Episode?  It's only 21 cents per show!
 
 
 
Not sure what Quilting in the Garden is all about?  Watch the video from last year's show. (Any quilt numbered 98-198 is made by Sandy Klop.)

 

 
 
TQS Puzzle: Star Struck by Cheryl See

Star Struck is hand pieced, hand appliqued, hand beaded and hand quilted. Phew! It was awarded the 2012 Hand Workmanship Award at AQS Paducah.  Star Struck was only Cheryl's second quilt using hexagons. You can also go to the puzzle to watch Bonnie Browning interview Cheryl about her award-winning quilt.
 
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Happy Quilting,
 
 
 
 
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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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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.