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July 29, 2014 
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LSM 1502

Practice Makes....Better Quilts 

This year, we started a program for you to practice techniques featured on our weekly shows.  For each show, we provide an 8" finished block so that you can try out the featured artist's technique. 


We recommended that you create a notebook for the practice projects, or save them to stitch into a wonderful sampler of your learning journey.  We called this program Little Scraps of Magic, but unfortunately, many viewers didn't really understand what this fun and instructive program is all about.


So...we've renamed Little Scraps of Magic with a less catchy, but more "accurate" name:  TQS Show Techniques.  We invite you to join us, make the simple projects, and share your results with others on the site.  This week, we're featuring our "Hexie Block," which allows you to try your hand at creating interesting secondary patterns with your hexies by fussy-cutting.


But first, watch the FREE clip from our current show (Episode 1502) with Mary Elizabeth Kinch.  You'll never look at fabric the same way again!



The Studio and Work of Terry Grant
Step inside this charming forest retreat built especially for Terry as a place to design and create.
Moray Peru
Jinny Beyer Game:  Level 20

Can you find the mate to "Return of the Swallows"

Peru-Lake Titicaca           
Be Inspired by the Colors of Peru

Terry Grant (Episode 1502) said that she is often inspired by photographs.  Recently, Lilo's parents traveled to Peru.  We think some of the colors, designs, and textiles might do the same for you.


New BERNINA Video: Quilting Tools
Nina and Connie share the great tools and features BERNINA offers just for quilters.
Shadow Trapunto and Scalloped Edges
What do you do if you want to learn some new techniques? You make a quilt. If it turns out pretty wonderful, you enter it at Paducah and get accepted...
Joy Voltenburg's "Spring Shadows" is worth a closer look...
Gammil logoberninaeducate, inspire, entertain, connect
Happy Quilting,
Alex AndersonRicky Tims
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  Weekend Fun  July 25, 2014


The Studio and Quilts of Mary Elizabeth Kinch

Mary Elizabeth Kinch was kind enough to put together a slideshow featuring her studio and some of her spectacular quilts. Star Members can watch Mary Elizabeth in Episode 1502: Small Pieces, Big Impact.

Not a Star Member?  
Get over 200 shows with the latest techniques --plus see online through Sep 30 the DVD with Jacqueline de Jonge making the BeColourful quilt.  It's 2 hours of teaching FREE to Star members.


Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2014 - Faculty Quilts

Every year at the show there is a tent displaying the work of the faculty who teach during the week prior to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  Here is some of their work that was displayed.  Click PLAY below to watch.


Watch Gammill Artist Gina Perkes as She Works her Long Arm Magic!


Gammill quilting artist, Gina Perkes, demostrates how to make a "no back track" feather in the Gammill booth at AQS QuiltWeek in Phoenix.


Star Members can watch Gina in Episode 1005: "Twofer" the Money: Terrific Time Saving Techniques (also featuring Pat Yamin) and  Episode 308: Artistry on a Longarm.
Do You Like This New Way To See Quilts?
Sherry Rogers-Harrison made a quilt you need to get close to. We have a new way for you to see this amazing quilt.
You can see different sizes including a size that gets your nose on the quilt (watch out for the white glove ladies!!)
Backstitch: A 25 Year Retrospective of Advances & Milestones in Quiltmaking


The National Quilt Museum in Paducah is celebrating the silver anniversary of the New England Quilt Museum. Backstitch explores the changes in quilting over 25 years due to innovative tools and techniques and influential teachers. The exhibit is curated by Anita Loscalzo and Laura Lane.
(Photo: National Quilt Museum)





Follow Alex & Ricky Without Facebook


On the New Website coming in mid to late August, you will be able to follow Alex & Ricky without having Facebook. See how.....



BERNINA: We All Sew - How to Use Zippers as Embellishments by "Rebel Quilter," Jamie Fingal

Jamie Fingal sent in this tutorial to WeAllSew.com which teaches you how to use zippers for art quilt embellishments.  Jamie shows you how to sew with zipper trim and how to insert a zipper into an art quilt.




(Photo: WeAllSew.com)





TQS Puzzle: Leap of Faith by Mary Elizabeth Kinch

Leap of Faith was created by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and is in her book, Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts. Pieced by Mary Elizabeth Kinch (2007) and machine quilted by Sandra Reed.

Original photo: Gregory Case Photography.





Happy Quilting,


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... 

2044_screen_shot_20131029_at_122136_pm.pngChange is coming to TheQuiltShow.com.

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.