Does your holiday look need a bit of fun and color?  Jen shows you how to make a fast and easy necklace using marbles and fabric.  This is a great idea for getting the kids involved in the celebration and in the fabric. 

Alex introduces the Summer Quilt Project: Blooms for Julie

Come join us as we make Blooms For Julie, our dazzling Summertime Quilt Project. You need to be a Star Member to get the this FREE pattern. This updated and freshly modern quilt - which measures 66" x 80" - was designed by Jan Magee, and is based on a scrappy version she made for her mother (I'll give you one guess at her name...).  We just fell in love with the new design and know that you will too. 

The first of four pattern installments will come in early July.  Subsequent pattern installments will air on the first of each month.  The TQS Shop has a limited number of kits available for a super deal of a price ($159.95). The kit includes a roll of Quilters Select Appli-Web Plus (a $21.99 value), an ultra-lightweight webbing backed with heat resistant paper (you are going to love it!). Order your kit today! 

Kits will be shipped starting July 6. 

Bonus!  Whether or not you purchase the kit, be sure to download our Introduction Packet, to get all the yardage and other supplies you will need to be ready right away. 


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With Renae Haddadin / Barbara Polston


Show 1613 - A Quilter’s Journey

Brenda Ratliff owns a quilt store, an online site, and writes a blog. She designs fun new fabrics and has a brother who won a pastry award on the Food Network and has created 3 special pie recipes for you. 

Skillbuilder Studio

Renae Allen gives you the tips, techniques and secrets of Machine quilting in this 2 hour DVD. Star members can see these online detailed lessons FREE through December 31, 2015. Watch as often as you want to get the techniques perfected.

Look for a new DVD coming from Renae in July!

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

 

 

Latest Quilt Puzzle

This is actually the back of Renae Haddadin's quilt, Sugar and Spice, but it is so beautiful, you'd be hard put to tell that it's not a front.

Star Members can watch Renae in Show 1613: A Quilter's Journey.

 

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Enter to Win "Not Fade Away" Conference Tickets

Looking for something to do this summer? Don't miss this great opportunity to spend a weekend learning how to pass on your quilting legacy with the creative folks of Quilt AllianceThree winners will be chosen at random, and each will receive a pair of tickets* to attend the Quilt Alliance’s educational and inspirational conference, Not Fade Away: Sharing  Stories in the Digital Age, to be held on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia.
*Tickets do not include the Saturday night Fundraising Dinner.

Deadline to enter: Sunday, July 5 at 12:00 Midnight EDT. Winners will be drawn on Monday, July 6, and will be announced on the Quilt Alliance Facebook page by 5:00 pm EDT that day.

This fun and inspirational conference will include these activities and much, much more:

Hear 2015 Keynote Speaker: Marin Hanson –“One Hundred Good Wishes Quilts: Commemorating and Documenting Adoptions from China”
• Learn how to self-publish a book about your own quilts
• Listen to curators and historians discuss how family trees can provide clues to quilt history
• Make creative quilt labels with quilt artists Leslie Tucker Jenison & Michele Muska
• Meet the people doing cutting-edge oral history projects on today’s quilters
• Hear about the history and future of the Quilt Barn Trails project

To find out more about the event click here. 

Get Creative with Jen: Marble Necklace

Does your holiday look need a bit of fun and color?  Jen shows you how to make a fast and easy necklace using marbles and fabric.  This is a great idea for getting the kids involved in the celebration and in the fabric. 

Tips, Tricks and Techniques with Julie Cefalu: Half-Square Triangles

Julie shows you a quick method for making half-square triangles.

Click here to learn more from Julie in her TQS classroom.

Another View of the Blooms for Julie Quilt

It's hard to capture in an online picture the real life look of a quilt. When I (Capt'n John) saw the sun streaming in the extra bedroom I grabbed the camera. I think that this picture captures the shadings of the white and grey and the vibrancy of the colors in the "blooms" better. (It is a queen-size bed. Yes, learning to "stage" is on my to-do list.)

Be sure to join us as we start this fun summer project. It's a classic quilt with a strong modern feel. (This quilt will look great entered into your guild's next quilt show.)

 


Margo Takes a Road Trip and Wants You to Come Along!

TQS Member (and teacher) Margo recently took a road trip to Georgia, and wanted to share some of her memories and quilts with you.

Click here to visit Margo's classroom full of quilting tips and tricks for beginners and masters alike.

A Slide Show of Best of Show: The Work of Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley

Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley have taken Best of Show and numerous other awards for their quilts throughout the years. In this slide show, they share close-ups and details, front and back, of two of their award-winning quilts, Fiesta Mexico and Majestic Mosaic.

Star Members can watch Renae in Show 1613: A Quilter's Journey.  Want to see more of Renae's work?  Click here.

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