The TQS BOM 2015 Month 5 video is now available.

Best of Show - Denver National Quilt Festival X

Ravendale Star by Linda Fleschner

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Part 3 of Award-Winning Quilts from AQS Paducah 2015.

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Ricky Talks to Libby During his Concert in Paducah

 

More Award-Winning Quilts from Paducah

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Award-winning quilts from AQS Paducah 2015. 

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Best of Show

Karen Kay Buckley and Renae Haddadin have captured Best of Show at Paducah 2015 with Majestic Mosaic. Ricky grabbed a quick picture during the ceremony.  Renae will be featured in Episode 1613 coming this June.  Click here to see more images of the quilt.

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TQS Current Show
With Lea McComas


Show 1609 - Transforming Quilts from Real Life

A Day of Thread Play
with Libby Lehman

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Latest Quilt Puzzle

Fern Rising, by Claudia Pfeil, won 3rd Place for Large Wall Quilts, Longarm Machine Quilted, at AQS Paducah.

 

Fun Projects

Margaret Miller (Episode 401) shows you how to create many variations throughout a quilt, using just one four-patch block.

Jan Krentz (Episode 1103) demonstrates how to work with and create usual designs using fabric with stripes.

Join the Strip Club...for quilters! Daniela Stout (Episode 1110) shares how fast and easy it is to go from a strip-sewn tube to quilt blocks.

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Alegre Retreat 2016

This is one you don't want to miss! The Alegre Retreat will host some of the best teachers in the business, including Nancy Crow (7-day class), Rosalie Dace, Cynthia Corbin, Katie Pasquini Masopust and Gregory Case (our own Photo Man)! Located at Gateway Canyons in Colorado.

 

 

 

SAQA "Food for Thought" at the National Quilt Museum

Food for Thought is an exhibition of 34 innovative quilts created by the members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), currently at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.  The exhibit runs from April 10 - July 8, 2015.  Here's what they say about the exhibit:

 

We eat every day, but how often do we really think about the food we eat? Every culture has its celebrations, family meals, traditions that involve food. Although these vary in different parts of the world, the impact of food is universal. Food nourishes and fuels our bodies; food traditions nurture our souls.

Food For Thought is an exhibition of 34 innovative quilts created by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). With SAQA members residing worldwide, there was ample opportunity to reflect a wide variety of methods of growing and producing food, not to mention a host of regional cuisines and ingredients. In the artwork presented here, titles often hint at cultural backgrounds or the provenance of a favorite recipe, as do the choices of patterns and fabric motifs. Yet the world has become so interconnected that it is no longer always possible to identify a person’s locale through the foods they eat.

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(Mushroom Frittata by Jean M. Sredl)

The Work of Lea McComas

Lea has sent us photos of her work, including some of the original photos she used to create her fabulous thread-painted portraits. Lea also included some work which you just might not attribute to "her style."

Star Members can watch Lea in Episode 1609: Transforming Quilts from Real Life.

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Stash Buster: Fabric Twine and Beyond


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Looking to reduce the size of your scrap stash?  Why not use it to make some colorful twine?  Once you have mastered that, the sky's the limit with what you can make!  How about a new rug for your quilting room?  We found very cool ideas at My Poppet Makes.


"Contemporary Batik" Class with Lea McComas

Join Lea McComas (Episode 1609) in her newest class, Contemporary Batik.  This four-part class is a fun and easy way to sample a Batik technique without all of the mess and burned fingers.  It just might be the perfect project to do together with a young artist in your life.  Don't forget to post your WIP, which will make you eligible to win a set of Dyna-Flow-Dyes.  So download the pattern and supply list and let's all get Batiking!

To post your WIP, click on the button below.  It will take you to the Lea McComas Contemporary Batiks group in the TQS Quilter Community.  To the right in the cover photo, you'll see a Join Group (in blue) button, click that to join the group.  From there you'll be able to post your progress and share your photos.

 

Turkey: TQS Talks to Elisabeth Madzar

Lilo talks with artist Elisabeth Strub Madzar while visiting Istanbul.


Internationally recognized artist Elisabeth Strub Madzar came to Istanbul in 1965 from Paris.  She began her quilting journey by studying with Sevin Hanif in 1987.  Over the course of two years, Sevin taught Elisabeth the techniques needed for all areas of hand piecing and hand quilting.  At the time, her father-in-law had a company that required him to travel and visit villages around Turkey. Elisabeth often joined him on these trips.  As a woman and an artist, she was able to get to know many of the women in the villages they visited.  She was enchanted by the beautifully handmade and hand-embroidered textiles that were kept in hope chests as part of each woman's trousseau.   Many pieces had been handed down by the women in the family from generation to generation, especially items of great value, such as hand-woven linen/silk embroidered with silver or gold threads.

Elisabeth's work includes fragments of fragile and otherwise unusable textiles, as a way to give honor to their original creators.  She says that by preserving and including these antique pieces, they in turn are reborn to live again.  Whether the pieces find their way into a quilt or a paper maché object, it is about respecting the past.

Next week we will tour Elisabeth's studio and share some of her work.

For more information about Elisabeth's week-long study course (which includes, room & board, class instruction and inspirational tours) send an email here.

Purchase Elisabeth's book Turkish Patchwork by QUILTMANIA.

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