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 Newsletter July 22, 2014
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You'll be absolutely astounded by the Third Place winner in the Large Wall category from 2014 AQS QuiltWeek-Paducah. 


Here's your chance to see and enjoy the incredibly detailed work of Yoko Sugisawa.

See the Zoom Quilt
Mary Elizabeth Kinch
Small Small Pieces, Big Impact
Join us, in Episode 1502, as Canadian quiltmaker, teacher, and author Mary Elizabeth Kinch drops by the studio to share her love for antique quilts and how she recreates them full-size with tiny pieces and reproduction fabrics. Mary Elizabeth, founder of the SPA (Small Piece Aficionado) Society, demonstrates:
  • taming tiny pieces from template to finished block
  • incorporating lots of fabric and
  • great hand-piecing tips
 Terry Grant
Then Alex travels to Washington County, Oregon, for a chat with textile artist Terry Grant, in which we get a glimpse at Terry's latest art quilts . . . featuring "upcycled" men's shirts!
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Value Card Winners Announced
Are you one of the 50 selected winners?  Find out if you'll be seeing a value card in your mailbox soon.
Studio 2 in Comcast CenterTQS Moves to a New Studio!
TQS taping is in November...but not in Boulder.
Can you guess the new location?

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Check Out These Great Shows!

If you were inspired by Mary Elizabeth Kinch's tips for creating precise and complex designs, you might want to view these other shows for ideas on how to raise the bar on your quilt making skills.


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


Just 21¢ a show. Practice is free.

Jydy Mathieson 707

Stitch perfect points for a mariners compass block
with Judy Mathieson (Episode 707)


MarshaMcCloskey 1203

Draft a Feathered Star block
with Marsha McCloskey (Episode 1203)

PaulaNadelstern 307

Make a stunning quilt using one block and complex
fabric that camouflages your seams
with Paula Nadelstern (Episode 307)

Magna Carta Project
It's A Quilt Project of Epic Proportions!
TQS members Paula Doyle and Ferret are part of a community-based project that aims to make eight quilts (four medieval-inspired and four contemporary) to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede on June 15, 1215.
Jinny Beyer Game:  Level 19
Can you find the mate to this 1933 Burgoyne's Surrender block?
Lots of Fabric and Secret Rooms
Before the Super Seminar in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Pam Holland and Alex Anderson spent money at......

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.

Not a Star Member?  
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.



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???

2044_screen_shot_20131029_at_122108_pm.pngThat's right! Starting January 1, 2014, your Premium (Star) Membership will allow you full access to ALL THE SHOWS during your membership.

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. 

2044_screen_shot_20131029_at_115602_am.pngMore Games

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.