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The charm of simple Churn Dash blocks surrounded by stupendous quilting, takes this quilt from traditional to terrific.

Star Members can watch Amy in Show 2004: Into the Woods We Go - Embroidery with Whimsy in Stitches.

SimplyDashingbyAmyMcClellan - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

SimplyDashingbyAmyMcClellan - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

SimplyDashingbyAmyMcClellan - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

SimplyDashingbyAmyMcClellan - 36 Pieces Rotating

SimplyDashingbyAmyMcClellan - 100 Pieces Rotating

SimplyDashingbyAmyMcClellan - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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The charm of simple Churn Dash blocks surrounded by stupendous quilting, takes this quilt from traditional to terrific.

Star Members can watch Amy in Show 2004: Into the Woods We Go - Embroidery with Whimsy in Stitches.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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TQS wants you to be a part of the 2017 Quilters' Survey. Your voice, opinions, and quilting practices and preferences, will be quantified with the results and seen by industry leaders. And you’ll have a chance to win some great prizes as well!
 

The survey itself may take up to twenty minutes to complete, and closes on Thursday, March 9. You will be able to enter the prize drawing after completion. Winners will be announced by March 16.

Click here to take the survey.

 

 

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Watch a fabulous group of friends celebrate at the Carnival of Puerto Serrano. Does your sewing machine dance?
 

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Enter the TQS contest coming soon for International Quilting Weekend. Jinny Beyer has a special gift for you. Jinny's quilts are amazing works of art, but she makes them accessible for all quilters. Here is a gift basket from Jinny that will have you making a quilt that you, your family and your friends will all love. One lucky winner will get all they need...

1. Malam Crayon Box Quilt Kit in "Berry".
2. A complete set of 60° Diamond Tools to use with the quilt. This includes our Perfect 60° Ruler along with the complete set of acrylic templates for use in the quilt.
3. A Portable Palette. Jinny's Portable Palette is an indispensable tool for choosing colors for your quilts.
 

Use the Perfect Cut 60° Diamond Ruler to cut strips of the desired width, cut out the diamond or triangle patches, trim points and mark seam intersections.

The ruler markings are easily seen on light, dark and even high-contrast patterned fabrics.

The Perfect Cut 60° Diamond Templates make cutting, trimming and marking seam intersections a snap when making diamonds with 2½" strips.

The Perfect Cut 60° Diamond Finishing Templates were created to help fill in the edges created from 60° diamonds.

 
 
 

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These ferris wheels might not be what you'd find at the amusement park, but their bright and cheerful colors will bring you joy.

Learn more about Amy McClellan and her work in Show 2004: Into the Woods We Go - Embroidery with Whimsy in Stitches.

FerrisWheelbyAmyMcClellan - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

FerrisWheelbyAmyMcClellan - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

FerrisWheelbyAmyMcClellan - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

FerrisWheelbyAmyMcClellan - 36 Pieces Rotating

FerrisWheelbyAmyMcClellan - 100 Pieces Rotating

FerrisWheelbyAmyMcClellan - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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These ferris wheels might not be what you'd find at the amusement park, but their bright and cheerful colors will bring you joy.

Learn more about Amy McClellan and her work in Show 2004: Into the Woods We Go - Embroidery with Whimsy in Stitches.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Alex talks to Karlee Porter about two surprises. One is Karlee's Shimmering Symphony Master Class (which she is discounting for TQS Members), but what's her other big surprise?
 
Link to register for the class:

or go to:

www.KarleePorter.com - then to the shop / education

Coupon code for TQS Members: tqs25off
 
Karlee's Tools:
Apple iPad Pro 12.9"
Apple Pencil
Procreate for iPad ($5.99 in App Store)

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The Japanese word Sashiko means "little stabs" and the stitching was originally used to reinforce clothing. In contrast to the beautiful Japanese silks, Sashiko is considered a folk textile because it was created and used by the peasant class.  

Traditionally it is done with white Egyptian cotton on indigo fabrics. But, as with all things involving stitchers, it has evolved and you can now find Sashiko embroidery using a variety of thread colors and it is mostly for purely decorative purposes. If you are not a purist, you could use Pearl cotton or embroidery thread, but I love the feel and look of the Egyptian cotton.  

There are hundreds of Sashiko designs inspired by nature, and as with modern quilting, the negative space is an important aspect of the overall design. The symmetry of the designs are very soothing and stitching can be very relaxing. Using a Sashiko needle (about 2 inches long) you make a series of equally spaced stabs until you fill the needle, then pull it all the way through without tugging or causing puckers.

I find Sashiko very relaxing and a wonderful addition to my stitching life. My area does not have shops which carry products for Sashiko which means I internet shop. My two favorite places are http://sylvia-pippen.com/ and https://shiboridragon.com/ They both carry fabric, thread, needles and kits! There are also many instructional books available which will help you learn the Sashiko stitching technique. I encourage you to try this stitching art form which will add a bit of peace to your life :)
 
 
 

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Elizabeth at Simple Simon & Company is sharing her 10 Tips for Photographing Quilts (and sewing projects). She accumulated them over a period of about four years and found that they have worked well to get the job done.
 
 
 
 
(photo: Simple Simon & Company)

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