The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts in La Veta, CO wanted to present the musical play, The Quilters, but felt a bit challenged by the quilt that is the main link to telling all the stories within the play. Ricky raised his hand and said, “Making the quilt will be easy! Leave that to me,” and he set out to design and oversee the making of the Legacy Quilt.

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Alex shows how to make an easy Sawtooth Star. Use these tips for Month 7 of the Block of the Month "My Country Home".

 

How did you do on last week's puzzle? Here are another 10 blocks for you to try. All week, if you hit play again, you will have the same 10 blocks re-sorted so you can really learn them. Good Luck!

TQS Current Show
With Jamie Fingal / Gina Perkes


Show 1702 - Rebel with a Cause

 

A New 2 Hour Class For You! Feather Fundamentals

Now available for Star Members! Renae Allen demonstrates how to quilt essential feather patterns, with nine basic but gorgeous designs found on the Skillbuilder 2 practice panel. You won't want to miss it! Star members can see these online detailed lessons FREE. Watch as often as you want to perfect your technique. Anyone can benefit!  Renae has designed a "Practice Panel"  to help you improve your technique by tracing the designs.The practice panels are available to all members.

 

 

 

 


Photo by Gregory Case Photography

Star Members, come join us as we make Blooms For Julie, our dazzling Summertime Quilt Project. Click here for more info.


 

Latest Quilt Puzzle

"Capturing Brittany" by Lenore Crawford

Lenore created this wonderful quilt from photos taken in Brittany, France. 

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Libby Update

The other day Alex decided to pick up the phone and call Libby's house.  After a few short rings a sweet voice picked up the phone -

"Hi Alex"

Alex asked "who is this?" (thinking it was a sister....)

"It's me, LIBBY!"

Girl talk then pursued.  Libby can communicate quite well, but often there is a disconnect between her brain and her voice. 

Alex asked, "Is it in your brain clear and it is just the getting it out that is hard?" Libby answered , "Yes."  Alex then asked " Are you sewing yet?" and Libby answered, "One thing at a time!" That's LIBBY.  

Is the battle over? No. This poem, shown in the CaringBridge and written by Libby's sister, Ellen, sums it up perfectly.

What is more beautiful -
 A bald eagle soaring in circles searching for food
 or a hummingbird hovering, sipping red nectar from a jar?

 A river crashing its boulders with noisy spray and foam
 or a lake so serene and smooth only the ripples kiss the shore? 

 The mountains born of eruptions and carved by ice
 or young meadows blanketed with soft grass and flowers ?


Who can say what Beauty is?  

Only our Creator, and to Him all is good.  
Why do we doubt his plans for our lives?  
Why do we ask -why? 

Because we are His children, always seeking, asking, stumbling, and struggling, and in need of His mercy.  

Which is more beautiful  
 the "old" Libby at her peak of fame, fortune, and health 
 or the "new" Libby full of promise, compassion, and Hope? 

Why do we ask? All is good.  

 
 

Sixteen Years of Fabulous Colors

Want to add color to your summer and your quilts? Well, which color? Here is a quick chart of the Pantone Colors of the Year since 2000.

Tips, Tricks, and Techniques with Julie Cefalu: Pincushion Project

Looking for a quick, homemade gift, or something to make with your kids?  Julie's adorable pincushion is just the right thing.

Go to Julie's classroom for more tips, tricks, & techniques.

The Work and Studio of Jamie Fingal

You'll want to visit the whimsical world of Jamie Fingal as she shares her work and her out-of-this-world studio.

Star Members can watch Jamie in Show 1702: Rebel with a Cause.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

WeAllSew.Com: Organize Your Thread

Does your thread look like this, or worse?  Maybe we can help.  Here are some tips from WeAllSew.com for organizing your thread.

 

 

The Quilts of Caohagan at the National Quilt Musuem

News from the National Quilt Museum:

"To witness how the art of quilting can be both the cultural and economic focal point of an entire community, the National Quilt Museum presents the Quilts of Caohagan exhibit. The quilts in this exhibit were all made by over 100 quilters on the tiny island of Caohagan in the Philippines. The work of these extraordinary quilters ultimately funds food, education, housing, and other community necessities. The exhibit will be at The National Quilt Museum through October 13th, 2015.

As an additional treat, two quilters from the island will demonstrate their quilting process for Museum visitors in mid-August."

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