TQS grabbed Vanessa Christenson off the floor at QuiltCon 2015 for a quick chat about what she is doing and what's in her future. Click here to visit Vanessa's Blog.


Not Fade Away Conference tickets are now on sale.

July 17-18 in Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia

Not Fade Away: Sharing Quilt Stories in the Digital Age is a two-day conference presented by the nonprofit Quilt Alliance. This biennnial educational event is for all who care about documenting, preserving and sharing the stories of quilts and their makers. Come meet filmmakers, artists, curators, historians, educators and fellow quilt afficionados. Enjoy a power-packed weekend of learning, socializing and sharing at the Not Fade Away Conference in conjunction with the Sacred Threads Exhibition in our shared venue, Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia. 

Complete information and ticket sales here.



Sherri Lynn Wood has invented and mastered a new patchwork technique – Bias Strip Piecing on the Curve.  In this blog at Okan Arts, she talks about how she came about inventing her technique.  If you'd like to learn how to do it yourself, Sherri has a book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters - a Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously.

(Score for Bias Strip Petals by Sherri Lynn Wood at QuiltCon2015.)






Katy Jones, aka Quilt Monkey,  is a British quilter and blogger who first started quilting in 2008 with the gentle encouragement of a friend. Her first quilt was somewhat of a disaster, since she made it up as she went along and hoped for the best. Since then Katy has improved her technique and co-founded the  digital quilting eMagazine Fat Quarterly. She regularly teaches patchwork and quilting workshops, which is where TQS caught up with her, at QuiltCon.

Click here to visit Katy's blog.


It's that time of year, time for the AccuQuilt Block contest.  Over $10,000 in prizes!

Simply create a block using AccuQuilt shapes, upload the image, and then get  your family and quilting friends to vote for your block.  (You don't have to own an AccuQuilt cutter to participate.)




Do you know about Go Tell It at the Quilt Show?  One quilt, one person, one video camera, three minutes = another quilt story saved!  This project captures the stories of quilts where quiltmakers gather.  Betsy Vinegrad was interviewed during QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas.

To see more videos, click here.


Ricky and Alex learn how to make a French Braid when Jane Hardy Miller joins them on the set.

Episode 1607: The Art of Color Braiding debuts on Monday, March 30, 2015.

Click here to visit Jane's website.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow



Do you love Project Runway?  You just might enjoy The Great British Sewing Bee, where amateur sewers take on challenges as they compete to be named Britain's best home sewer. The judges are May Martin from the Women's Institute and Savile Row's Patrick Grant. The first series was won by 81-year-old Ann Rowley.  The show just finished up its third season.

Feel like giving it a try? Click here to see episodes.

Items from Episode 4 - Men's shirts, evening bags and evening dresses.  These were created by Lauren Guthrie - more information can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03myqj2.

(photo: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03myqj2)



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