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Here is a sneak peek from the Libby Lehman's video, Threadplay, with 7 great tips from Libby. Threadplay is one of our Featured Guest DVDs available online FREE to our Star members.

Want to see the rest of the video and aren't a Star Member, just click to button.

 

 

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Ricky Tims will headline the 2015 Quilters Take Manhattan event, to be held on September 26 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Fashion Institute of Technology in the heart of New York City.
 
This year, the QTM event weekend spans three days and add-on events include museum tours, walking tours of the Garment District led by fellow quilters, workshops at The City Quilter, a lecture by Aurifil's , a Moda Meet and Greet party at Kathryn Markel Fine Art, an After Dark cocktail party at the studio and loft home of Victoria Findlay Wolfe, and a chance to see the Tony-award-winning musical Something Rotten with a special up-close peek at some of the exquisite costumes.
 
Proceeds support the Quilt Alliance, a national nonprofit that documents, preserves and shares the history of quilts and their makers. Both Ricky and his late father Richard Tims, along with more than a thousand other quiltmakers have been interviewed for the Quilt Alliance’s oral history project, Quilters’ S.O.S. - Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.), that is archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Tickets to Quilters Take Manhattan are still available. Click here to visit the Quilt Alliance’s website.
 

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In the final lesson of the series, Lynn will be showing you how to make the square-in-a-triangle component.

Lynn's book, "Patchwork Math Using Quilting Design Components," is available in the TQS shop; click here to order.

Click here for the .pdf instructions to make this week's practice block.

 

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"Circular Emotions" is a "Double Vision" quilt from Louisa Smith. Louisa came up with the "Double Vision" concept while doodling on a car trip.  Star Members can learn about the process in Show 1705: Louisa Smith's Double Vision.

Click here to visit Louisa's website.

CircularEmotionsbyLouisaSmith - 35 pieces non-rotating

CircularEmotionsbyLouisaSmith - 99 pieces non-rotating

CircularEmotionsbyLouisaSmith - 300 pieces non-rotating

CircularEmotionsbyLouisaSmith - 99 pieces rotating

CircularEmotionsbyLouisaSmith - 300 pieces rotating

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Alex is so excited about her new book, she wants to share it with you. Every day this Labor Day Weekend (September 4 - 7), Alex will be giving away an autographed copy of her new "5-Star" book. Come back every day for a chance to win.

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Molly Hanson over at WeAllSew.com and author of Free Motion Quilting for Beginners, created this fun project from her leftover quilting practice squares. It's a great way to use them, says Molly:

"I tested its size and it will fit a DSLR camera quite nicely, I also tried out my wallet, cell phone, keys, small makeup pouch and mini sketch book/pens and it fit all that! This is a new take on the traditional zipper pouch, and it sure makes a great gift. You only need a few supplies to make it, so let’s get started, and in less than a few hours start to finish you’ll have your very own!

 

 
 

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Alex's new book, All Things Quilting, is getting rave reviews. Alex introduces you to the book in the video below.  Click the button to learn more and to get your autographed copy.

 

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Louisa Smith (watch her in Episode 1705) is sharing a fun and stunning quilt to keep your toes warm using just ONE BLOCK!  Check out this great quilt (AKA the "tootsie toaster") that you can whip up for when the days get chilly! Be sure to use the BERNINA 1/4" foot to ensure that your blocks are consistently accurate.

 

("Lime, Pink and Red Flora" by Louisa Smith)

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TQS Guest Cheryl Lynch has something new to share:  Curvalicious.  Let's watch.

Click here for more information.

Star Members can watch Cheryl in Show: 811 - Quilt a Fiesta with Tile-Inspired Quilts.

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TQS Guest Carol Ann Sinnreich has completed her latest commission work, "Rush Hour."  Here she talks about her inspiration and her execution of the piece.

Star Members can watch Carol and learn more about commission work in Show 1612: Quilting the Wild West.

Click here to visit Carol's Blog.

Carol writes,

"This was a piece commissioned by a couple who have a lovely summer home surrounded by a gorgeous stone wall on Martha's Vineyard, MA. The entire scene was created from many photos I took from the terrace of their home which overlooks Vineyard Sound. The amazing sunset really did occur. We were speechless because we could not believe what we were witnessing that special sunset evening. Simple oohs and ahhs didn't describe it. The colors were unbelievably bold, ranging from neon yellows, brilliant oranges, pinks, purples, dark navy blues, bright cerulean blues and some other hues having no names. At the moment, knowing I was engaged to do a comission, I told my hosts, this is the one and I relied on the photos to re-create the bold emotions we all felt that evening.

"We were looking over the stone wall as we watched the incredible light show on the horizon and, of course, it had to be featured in the pictorial. The entire wall hanging, 62" x 45", was accomplished by machine appliqué with turned-under edges, no fusibles involved, and machine quilted to finished it.

"The imaginary cat was added because the owner had bought three other small pieces of mine which featured a travelling white cat situated in various places around the world and these were hung in a nearby bedroom. Knowing "Rush Hour" would be hanging in another bedroom, I figured the white cat might just stroll down the hallway, hop up on the wall to see the sunset. This bedroom was chosen for "Rush Hour" because it is the only room in the house which didn't have a view of any sunset, but now it does."

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