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Star Dance is another fresh and pretty quilt from Jill Finley. Colorful pieced stars dance across a crisp white background. The appliquéd border showcases star flowers on vines. (56" x 56") You can purchase the pattern for this lovely quilt on her website, www.jillilystudio.com.

Star Members can watch Jill in Show 1902: A Bias for Appliqué.

StarDancebyJillFinley - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

StarDancebyJillFinley - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

StarDancebyJillFinley - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

StarDancebyJillFinley - 36 Pieces Rotating

StarDancebyJillFinley - 100 Pieces Rotating

StarDancebyJillFinley - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Jill Finley

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Are you an "Art Deco" baby?  A Mid-Century Modern? Or a Colonial Revival?  Find out what was in style the year you were born. Click on the "See More" button to walk through the years of decor.
 
 

(housebeautiful.com)

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You can never have too many project pouches, zipper bags, or cosmetic carry-alls.  Here's a quick video from the girls at The Fat Quarter Shop which shows you how to make a simple zipper bag.
 
Pat Sloan has made her own adorable version.  Click here for more information on Pat's A Busy Buzzy Summer Bee!
 
 
Star Members can learn more about Pat in Show 1507: 21st-Century Paper Piecing: Explore Hexies with a "Hexpert" also featuring Cheryl See.
 

 

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It's that time of year again, notices have gone out to the entrants of the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Will your quilt be hanging in the show?  Or will it have to find another place to play? Here's an interesting article from neonkittyquilts and how she feels about entering quilt competitions.  How do you feel about it?

Click here to read the article.

 
 

 

(Heart for a Hospice by TQS Member, Marion Curtis)

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Laura at SewVeryEasy demonstrates a quick and easy stitch for you to use to quilt your quilt.   Watch the video and you'll "C" what we mean.
 

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Stacy Hollander, museum curator of the American Folk Art Museum, tells the amazing story of this silk quilt featuring over 31,000 pieces. The story features a child left on a doorstep and a fashion-forward tailor in the early 1900s.

Stacy shared this story at Quilters Take Manhattan 2014.

 

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Any chance you'll be in Utah in August?  You can join Jill Finley for her Annual Red Windows Open House! Check out her studio and see quilts displayed around her home.

Jill was doing an open house every year but got sick and had to take a break for a couple of years. She's starting it up again this year and is very excited to have you join her!

Come and check out the new things from Jillily Studio and spend the day with other quilters. There will be demos, giveaways and prizes, treats and fun! 
 
Jillily Studio
15083 Bugle Ridge Drive
Herriman, Utah 84096
August 26th, 2016
10 AM - 4 PM
 

Can't make it to Utah?  Star Members can watch Jill in Show 1902: A Bias for Appliqué.

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Alex talks to Jill Finley in her home studio.  Take a look at some of the sweet treats she had in her award-winning booth and learn about what she's up to now.

Watch Jill in Show 1902: A Bias for Appliqué.

Click here to visit Jill's website.

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I have been spending a lot of time napping and recovering from an over the top week. You can check out the Quilt Roadies YouTube Channel for a front row seat of all the action. Give us a Thumbs Up and Subscribe...it doesn't cost a thing but just lets you know when our next video is posted.
 
The Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show is truly an amazing event and it is where friends meet from near and far. It was so fun to have Stacy West, the designer behind Buttermilk Basin visit. This was her first visit to Central Oregon and I wanted her to experience as much as she could in the few days she was here. Designers have a quilt family of sorts which meet at Quilt Market and the connections are strengthened by our ability to enjoy each other's lives on Facebook and Instagram...but, there is nothing like seeing the environment a quilter lives in and I knew Anne Bryson's home was a must see for Stacy. As a designer you don't always get to see how your designs are embraced in a quilter's home. Anne who is the author of Cottons 'n Wool blog has known Stacy for a while but this was the first time Stacy was able to see her home that embraces all things quilt and in such a beautiful way! Every time I visit I come away with ideas for displaying all those creations that I spend time stitching. I know you will love all her projects and the vignettes that she creates.  

 
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

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For the first time ever, Pantone has created a color based on an animated character, Minion Yellow!

"Inspired by the Minions themselves, the team at the Pantone Color Institute worked closely with the animation team at Illumination Entertainment to identify the exact right yellow shade that could best express what the Minions are all about. Pantone Minion Yellow is a custom color uniquely designed to represent these sweet and subversive characters. Illuminating, energetic, friendly and fun-loving, it is an extroverted, playful and warm yellow shade that sparkles with vitality. Its vibrancy captures the spirit of the Minions and conveys the true essence of these highly original characters." - Laurie Pressman, VP of the Pantone Color Institute

 

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