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

A Day of Thread Play
with Libby Lehman

FREE for Star Members

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.

Fun Projects

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Free Project: Hot Pad from Sweet P Quilting and Creations

Here's a quick and easy project that will help you use up your scraps and is practical at the same time.  It's a 9" hot pad from Delores and Sweet P Quilting and Creations.





Quilter's Take Manhattan - Tickets on Sale



Simple facts: Tickets to Quilters Take Manhattan 5.0 went on sale MONDAY, March 2, -- but only to Quilt Alliance members.  

Not a member of the Quilt Alliance?

Here is the link to join or renew: http://www.allianceforamericanquilts.org/support/support.php

The main event is at the Fashion Institute of Technology, with keynote speaker, our very own Ricky Tims,  and will be held Saturday, September 26. Ticket sales open to the public on March 16.

2015 add-on events this year include behind-the-scenes tours with the Met Museum and the Ameriican Folk Art Museum, as well as workshops, tours of the garment district and a Broadway outing. Spread the word!!!!

Click here to learn more about the event.

QuiltCon 2015: Michael Miller Fabric Challenge

This was a special challenge exhibit at QuiltCon 2015 where each quilter had to use the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge materials to make the quilt.  Some quilters were tested by the use of pastels, but as you'll see, they rose to the challenge.

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International Quilting Days are Coming March 20-22, 2015 - Prizes Galore!

It's almost time for International Quilting Days, coming March 20-22, 2015 to TQS.  This year's sponsors are contributing some great prizes, including the Grand Prize, a BERNINA 550 QE.

Along with BERNINA, our friends, Dr. Bob and Superior Threads, are giving out five - $100 gift certificates for Superior Threads merchandise. 

Keep your eyes open for more information and to learn about more prizes. Don't forget that TQS is the place to be March 20-22, 2015!

Barbara Shapel - A Student of …?

Even seasoned quilters find inspiration in others.  Find out from whom Barbara would like to take a class.

Star Members can watch Barbara in Episode 1605: Contemporary Stitching Artistry.

Episode 1605: Contemporary Stitching Artistry

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Alex opens this stimulating show with tips for quilting on Dupioni silk. This gorgeous fabric requires additional TLC, but the results can be stunning! Contemporary Fiber Artist Barbara Shapel then joins the show, to share her quilting odyssey. She too uses silk, spending as much time on piecing as she does on threadwork. Barbara works with themes of motherhood, nature and words, and her work reflects all of these elements.  She will:

  • Show how she approaches her work.
  • Offer tips to improve your quilting and threadwork.
  • Demonstrate a dense, free-motion stitch she calls “Herky Jerky,” which blends thread colors.
  • Discuss how to keep your quilt stable while at the same time keeping your shoulders healthy.
  • Share how she creates an invisible sleeve, which she uses on her numerous two-sided quilts.

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