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Weekend Fun 09/19/2014


Angela Walters Video: The Plume Feather


Angela's quilting tutorial will show you how to quilt the Plume Feather, a fun and interesting fern-like feather.



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.

The Work of Lisa Sipes... and Friends
Lisa Sipes has collaborated with a number of people to make some stunningly beautiful quilts.  Here is just a sample, plus a peek at her pink Gammill.

Star Members can watch Lisa in Episode 1506: Two Amazing Women and the Power of Quilting.
Not a Star Member?  It's only 21 cents per show!
Bonnie Browning Interviews Marilyn Badger - Best of Show Winner at AQS QuiltWeek® in Chattanooga
Bonnie Browning of AQS talks with Marilyn Badger, who won Best of Show with her quilt, Exuberance, at AQS QuiltWeek® - Chattanooga 2014. Learn some of Marilyn's tricks for making her prizewinning quilts.
Inspired by Libby - Part 2: So Many Smiles

Libby was overwhelmed, but all smiles for the camera as she enjoyed looking at more of the quilts that were "Inspired by Libby." Inspired by Libby is an exhibition and auction to be held at the Houston International Quilt Festival in November, 2014.  This collection of 30" x 30" quilts will be auctioned off to aid Libby's family with medical bills.
Free Project: As American As Cherry Pie from Podunk Pretties
Here's an adorable Dresden Plate with Scallops block from Lea Anne Brummett at Podunk Pretties.  She gives some great tips on making templates and using bias bars.



Debby Weighs In:  A Trio of Delicious Chicken Salad Recipes


Debby is currently in the middle of a kitchen renovation project, so she has no stove or running water.  Right now she is all about simple, no-cook but delicious recipes, including this one for a single-serve Chicken Apple Salad.  She is also sharing recipes for a Chicken Waldorf and a quick Asian Chicken Salad.


C&T Warehouse Sale Is Really A Deal
Once a year C&T clears their warehouse with amazing deals. Check it out.
TQS Puzzle: In Defense of Handmade by Thomas Knauer and Quilted by Lisa Sipes

"In Defense of Handmade" is a large-scale reproduction of the UPC code for a mass-produced Martha Stewart quilt. It was exhibited at QUILTCON 2013.  Go to the Puzzle or The Daily Blog to learn more about this fascinating quilt.
In Defense of Handmade was also a featured TQS Zoom Quilt.
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.
Newsletter September 16, 2014 

Libby Lehman Gets to See the Inspired by Libby Quilts

Watch Libby as she sees for the first time the quilts that were created with her in mind.  "Inspired by Libby" is an exhibition and auction to be held at the Houston International Quilt Festival in November, 2014.  This collection of 30" x 30" quilts will be auctioned off to aid Libby's family with medical bills.
Superior Threads has an Inventory App!
Keep track of your threads, needles, and notions with Superior's Inventory app! Superior Threads' Inventory app helps you keep track of your thread stash. An easy-to-follow set of buttons makes adding or subtracting inventory from your collection a breeze! With this app, you can get rid of  hand-written lists to keep track of (and lose!) while you're out shopping for your next project. Imagine, no more "loose threads" - at least in that sense!
Jinny Beyer's Memory Match:  Level 25
Challenge your knowledge of quilt blocks as we continue with Jinny's Memory Match game.
The Power of Quilting
Prepare to be inspired! In 2008, during a dark period in her life, artist Lisa Sipes was encouraged by her mom to give quilting a try - and a passionate new quilter was born.
Now a well-regarded professional longarm artist who loves detailed work, Lisa shares fun ways to add visual and textural interest to a wholecloth quilt with a variety of stitches and colored threads. She also shows how she creates her signature "triple stitch" and alternative ways to finish the edges of your quilt.
We end by visiting with the amazing and inspirational Nola Emerie, who, after suffering a massive stroke at age 52 that paralyzed the right side of her body, decided to take up quilting. You won't want to miss this!
Not a Star Member?  It's Just 21 cents a show!
Free Project from WeAllSew:  How to Make an Instagram Pillow

Do you Instagram?  Whether or not you do, here's a great idea from Nicole Stevenson that allows you to share your photos and your love of sewing.
 Watch These Other Great Shows!
If you loved watching how Lisa Sipes brought quilting to a whole new level in Episode 1506, we think you might enjoy these outstanding quilters as well.

Thread Weaving
with Cathy Franks (Episode 503)

Faux Feathers with
with Linda Thielfoldt (Episode 1006)

Heirloom Machine Quilting
with Joanie Zeier Poole (Episode 509)

Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 by Roderick Kiracofe




Roderick Kiracofe has a new book which examines his stunning

collection of approximately 150 eccentric and extraordinary quilts made predominantly by anonymous quilters in the US during the second half of the 20th century.


Roderick talks about writing his book, Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000, in the article "the imperfect, the patched, the torn -- joy and beauty in these states."


To learn more about Roderick and some of his other work, click here.




Will The iPhone 6 Fit In Your Pocket (or Purse)?


Happy Quilting,
Alex AndersonRicky Tims


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.