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Newsletter August 26, 2014

TQS Zoom Quilt: Two to Tango by Terri Doyle

This is an absolutely stunning wholecloth quilt by Terri Doyle of Gilbert, AZ.  Two to Tango was at AQS QuiltWeek in Phoenix, 2014 where it won Honorable Mention.
Terri used only two stencils to design the quilt.  Take a look at what she accomplished with just those two stencils.
Make it Special with Machine Embroidery Featuring: Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero and Connie Fanders
Hey STAR members have you watched Episode 1504 with Jeanie and Connie?  If you haven't here's what you have missed:
  • A look at Jeanie's latest work which marries machine embroidery and her kaleidoscope designs.
  • How to take your fabric creations up a notch with machine embroidery.
  • How to create create and transform a simple design into a spectacular kaleidoscope design.
  • A quick and easy way to make a fun utility quilt from BERNINA's Director of Education, Connie Fanders.



Join for 1 year and see every show (over 200 shows) and get the answers you need for your latest quilt.




Share Your Project with Us for a Chance to Win Alex's Flutter Line!

We love seeing the creativity our members have demonstrated while working on the "Happiness" quilt project with Jacqueline de Jonge.  We know there are more of you stitching away and we want you to strut your stuff! 
Post an image (in Show and Tell) of your "Happiness" quilt (completed or WIP) and you will be entered in a drawing to win a fat quarter bundle of Alex Anderson's new "Flutter" fabric line from RJR. 
Don't delay! The contest ends September 6th.  The winner will be announced September 9th in the Newsletter and Daily Blog.
BERNINA Instructional Video: Quilt it Modern with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator

Nina and Connie talk to you about modern quilting with the BSR -  the BERNINA Stitch Regulator


To watch other BERNINA Educational Videos, click on   to the left of your screen.

Test Your Memory And Learn Your Block Names
Challenge your knowledge of quilt blocks and get good ideas for future quilts.
 What's An "Angel Gown"?
Many wedding gowns spend the years after the wedding tucked away in a box or attic, never to be seen again. Your cherished possession can have another meaningful purpose when you donate your dress and sewing skills to make an Angel Gown. 
Project:  Build A Techie Bag For Your Back-to-Schoolers

Send your school-bound student off in style with a bag designed to keep all those cords and plug-ins organized in a unique and personalized bag.


Line the bag with waterproof material and it becomes a great cosmetic bag!




Happy Quilting,
Alex AndersonRicky Tims
Weekend Fun Newsletter 8/22/2014
Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero Talks About Making her Award-Winning Quilt, Flights of Fancy

Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero talks with Andrea Ray about her quilt "Flights of Fancy" at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah in >2013.  Jeanie's quilt won third place in the Miniature Quilts category.  From this interview you get a much better idea of just how small the quilt is and what went into its creation.
Our Very First Zoom Quilt: Do You Remember The Up Close Secret?
Judy Mathieson took a classic quilt and gave it a twist that only a close look reveals. (Do you remember the special fabrics?)
See why this was our very first Zoom Quilt.

POW!  WHAM!  BANG!  Cape/Cowl/Create Exhibit Packs a Punch at San Diego Comic-Con

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero. Highlights of the anniversary program include an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretations of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape.
Here are just a few...who knew Batman liked pink... or flowers?
Exhibit at DAR Museum: Creating the Ideal Home, 1800-1939: Comfort and Convenience in America

There are a few days left to see the latest exhibit at the DAR Museum, "Creating the Ideal Home 1800-1939: Comfort and Convenience in America."

"This exhibition illustrates how almost 150 years of inventions have basically made our lives easier, and our homes more comfy and convenient. It demonstrates that the way we work and play today has benefited from scientific experimentation and discovery from colonial times onward.

From the DAR Museum website



Whip up a Fun and Handy Quilted iPad Mini Pouch from SewCaroline.com


Itching to do some quick stitching?  Take a few minutes to put together this quilted iPad Mini pouch from SewCaroline.com.  All you need is two fat quarters, some batting, thread and a zipper.


What could be simpler?  A pad for your iPad!





The Quilt Life Covers


The Quilt Life ends its run with the October  2014 issue.  What does the last cover look like? We don't know either. But here are all the other covers. Take a look at all the wonderful themes.



TQS Puzzle: Flights of Fancy by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero

Jeanie's quilt, Flights of Fancy, won 1st place miniature at Road to California 2013.  The quilt measures only 13" x 13" and was created with Kaleidoscope Kreator software.
Flights of Fancy has also been featured as a TQS Zoom Quilt.

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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.