QuiltCon 2015

Modern Traditionalism Parts 1 & 2

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QuiltCon 2015 - Award Winners

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TQS Current Show
With Barbara Shapel


Show 1605 - Contemporary Stitching Artistry

Bead It Like You Mean It
with Lyric Kinard

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Free Project: Jinny Beyer Placemats

These fabulous Jinny Beyer place mats require only a border print!  On her website she offers the free pattern and a whole bunch of fabric that would be perfect for the job.  Click here to go to Jinny's site.

You might want to watch her video, Using Border Prints, in the TQS Classroom.  Click here to go the video.

Jinny has also appeared in two TQS Episodes, 313 as our TQS Quilting Legend 2008, and 601: Perfect Your Hand Piecing.

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TQS Talks to Cheryl Arkison at QuiltCon 2015

TQS caught up with teacher, author, and blogger, Cheryl Arkison right after her class at QuiltCon 2015. Cheryl is the author of Sunday Morning Quilts and A Month of Sundays and shares her quilting journey on her blog Dining Room Empire.  This charming and very busy Canadian shares some insightful information about what new quilters might explore on their creative journey.

 

Free Project: Draft Dodger

Do you have a draft dodger at your house?  With the cold and snowy weather blowing about lately, this fast and easy project from WeAllSew just might fit the bill when it comes to taming a drafty house.

"My Country House"- Month 3

TQS 2015 BOM My Country House by Lynette Anderson

"My crazy heart is filled with happiness as I dream of long lazy days. I lie on my back with the warm earth beneath me, the blue sky above, and the sounds and smells of the countryside surrounding me. My hexagon flowers represent the pretty scabious flowers—sometimes known as butterfly blue or pincushion flowers—that like to grow on sheepgrazed fields. English paper piecing is the perfect technique for making these simple flowers."

It's time to work on the March border of Hearts and Flowers.

Country Charmer Pattern Winners!

After reviewing hundreds of great comments regarding Lynn's show, Taking the Fear out of Math for Quilters, here are the eight we selected to win a Country Charmer pattern by Lynn Wilder (Episode 1604).

 1. peaceful "Great show. Math is no longer a 4 letter word. The way to adapt a quilt to change the size of the blocks always baffled me."

 2.BrendaGallik "The whole show was a WOW for me. After seeing how you make the math so easy for us I just love the road map. When you check each pc. that is sewn you will get the block perfect."

3. efrank "I loved the idea about using the colors in the center square to determine the other colors in the block. This will make choosing fabrics a lot easier for me."

4. franthequilter "As a quilting teacher, I love learning new techniques to share with my students. Lynn has really perfected

the idea of manageable units to design your own block and piece it with ease. I would love to make this quilt!"

5. materialbear "This was such a wonderful video. I loved the intricate piecing broken down and made into simple units."

6. patsyruth33 "So many bits of information to ensure accuracy. And most of all I will use the mapping to get my color placement just perfect in my eyes. Thank you so much for the tips. I'm not afraid anymore."

7. quiltingmatilda "I love the fact that Lynn is not afraid to mix straight and curvy designs. She mixes without fear wonderful colors that all go together. Such great creativity!"

8. quiltitPASSION "Wow - I love the traditional patchwork and the more pieces the better but the precision part has continued to elude me - until now!"

Thanks to all who entered our contest.  The winners will receive their pattern copy very soon! 

Be sure to check out Lynn's book Patchwork Math Using Quilting Design Components in the TQS Shop.

QuiltCon 2015 "Modern Traditionalism" - Part 2

As promised, here is Part 2 of  Modern Traditionalism, from QuiltCon 2015 in Austin. 

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"Zoo Holiday" - Nancy S. Brown and The Bulbs, Quilted by Laura Lee Fritz

This whimsical quilt, Zoo Holiday, was created by Nancy S. Brown and the Bulbs, a group of 11 appliquérs.  It was quilted by Laura Lee Fritz and completed in 2014.  If you are from the Bay Area, you'll really love this quilt.


Design basis: Original Design by Nancy S. Brown.
Artist statement: The San Francisco Zoo animals have decided to take a holiday and visit the many tourist attractions in San Francisco.

Zoo Holiday won Most Humorous Quilt at Road to California 2015.

Star Members can watch Nancy create her animal appliqué in Episode 701: Animal Magnetism.

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