Hand Quilting: 3 Ways to Cheat

Want to learn more about hand quilting with Alex?  Head on over to her Hand Quilting classroom.

Libby Lehman is on the road to recovery and is back in her studio for the first time in 2 1/2 years. Ricky guides her as she embarks on a new quilt journey and teaches us about courage and kindness. Libby suffered a Brain Aneurysm on April 30, 2013, then suffered a massive stroke recovering from her surgery.  She remained in an induced coma for months.  Doctors said that she would never be able to speak or understand speech again.  Libby proved them wrong!

TQS Current Show
With Susan Lenz / Judy Simmons

Show 1711 - Art that Honors the Past

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Tutorial: Binding by Machine - BERNINA Flat Felled Foot

Lisa Yarost wasn't happy with sewing on her bindings by hand.  She also wasn't happy with her method for sewing them on by machine.  Suddenly, she had a "aha" moment, and figured out she could use the BERNINA Flat Felled Foot to attach a binding completely by machine.

Click here to see how she does it.


Bead It Like You Mean It

Are you ready to add a little extra ooomph to your quilts with beads? Lyric’s instructional DVD will show you how. Lyric’s teaching style is clear and easy to understand. She will show you how to bead from the top of a finished quilt with no knots of mess on the back.

Star Members may watch the DVD online for FREE through December 31, 2015.

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Think You Are Having A Bad Day?

While getting office supplies, Capt'n John saw this scene. A driver had turned the corner too quickly in the parking lot and got into trouble. It is going to be hard to explain how this happened to the family. (Yes the car still had temporary plates as the car was recently purchased!!!)

So, was it a man or a woman? Vote below.

Making It Personal and Realistic

Photo by Gregoyr Case Photography

Join us in Show 1711 as Susan Lenz and Judy Simmons share techniques sure to "wow" you.  Susan uses grave rubbings, antique textiles and buttons prominently in her art, which she creates to honor the memory of an object or a moment in time. 
She uses the rubbings to give a second life to a person who may not be remembered. 

A second technique involves creating stained-glass-like fabric pieces using synthetic fibers, a soldering tool
and a heat gun.  The results are surprising!  She also discusses her global thread art installation.

Also included is a visit with Judy Simmons, who uses Shiva Paintstiks to add realistic shading and depth to her quilts.



Jinny's Memory Match: 11/23/2015

Here's a beautiful block from this week's game. It has the look of the holidays about it.  Do you know what it's called?  Play the game to find out.

Lea McComas Video: Value-Finding Tools

Lea shows you the tools she uses to give her a broad value range when creating her portrait quilts.

Star Members can watch Lea in Show 1609: Transforming Quilts from Real Life.

Click here to visit Lea's Portrait Quilts classroom.

How to Keep Track of Your Needles

Can't remember which needle is currently in your machine?  Laura at SewVeryEasy as a great tip for keeping track of them.

Use a Layer Cake to Make a Turkey: FREE "Table Top Turkey Trot" Runner by Em Komiskey

Here's a cute table runner pattern from Em Komiskey at the Moda Bake Shop.  It features maple leaves and turkeys, and you don't need much more than a layer cake, fusible web, embroidery floss and the 3 Bs: backing, batting and binding.


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