Designer, teacher and lecturer Lynn Wilder has found a way to make quilting math palatable for all of us in her TQS classroom, Easy Patchwork Math. Classes begin 7/31.

 

Lynn's book, Patchwork Math Using Quilting Design Components, is available in the TQS Shop.

Great News! Lisa Calle’s quilts that were lost have been FOUND and are enroute back to her!

 

 

 

 

You should be getting good at this..., but we promise there won't be a test. Here is one of this week's blocks. Do you know its name?

TQS Current Show
With Lisa Calle / Youngmin Lee


Show 1703 - Quilting the Bones & Beyond

 

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

Home is Where your Story Begins was created by Jamie Fingal for the Home is the Where the Quilt Is.

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

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Want to See Fabric at $99 a Yard? How about $139?

TQS made a wonderful stop in North Carolina at an amazing fabric store. Capt'n John eventually asked "What are the most expensive fabrics in the store?" 

Mary Jo's Cloth Store is a famous institution worth a visit. We have a number of pictures and recommend going through manually.

Just click twice on the play button to advance to the next picture at the speed you want. Also, on the panoramic pictues you can click the icon above the picture for a closer look. So, click the picture and walk through Mary Jo's.

Mary Jo's Cloth Store, Gaston Mall, 401 Cox Rd #20, Gastonia, NC 28054

 

 

Tips, Tricks and Techniques with Julie Cefalu: Rotary Cutting Basics

Julie Cefalu gets down to the basics of rotary cutting. Let Julie show you how to navigate without an unexpected accident - or injury.  Consider it driver's training for your rotary cutter!

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

The Quilt Show.com Has a Drone?

Take a look as TQS uses "The Flying Quilt Cam" in North Carolina to help bring you the art and teaching of Lyric Kinard, Debbie Langsam, Susan Lenz, Judy Simmons, Jane Hall, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Laura Gaskin, and Leah Day. Is it a toy? Or is it a powerful tool? We don't know yet, but we do know it's fun!

 

Blooms for Julie: Part 2

Have you finished Part 1 of your Blooms for Julie quilt?  Great job!  Now it's time to piece those borders and start on that floral appliqué.

 

On the Set with Lisa Calle for Show 1703: Quilting the Bones & Beyond

Alex and Ricky had fun on the set with Lisa Calle, who was once described with admiration as a woman who "could make quilting a competitive sport." Show 1703: Quilting the Bones & Beyond debuts Monday, August 3, 2015.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

Trailer 1703 - Lisa Calle / Youngmin Lee

Lisa Calle was once described with admiration as a woman who “could make quilting a competitive sport.”  Her specialty is longarm quilting, and soon after mastering it she was winning top awards for her work.  Lisa studied Textile Management and Marketing in school, then left a corporate job to raise a family and work at a quilt store.  When designing, she carefully plans her longarm quilting patterns, starting with the center of the quilt and using tracing paper to sketch and audition designs.  She works in one area at a time, and develops fillers that enhance and support the main areas.  She is a great fan of echo quilting and radial symmetry.  She also quilts feathers into every project.  Later in the show, Artist Youngmin Lee shares her love of Pojagi, traditional Korean patchwork.  These square pieces were originally used to wrap, store and carry items, including quilts and clothing.

Show 1703: Quilting the Bones & Beyond debuts on August 3, 2015.

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