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In this last of three parts, Sharon shows you how to use the AccuQuilt Go! Cutter and not waste fabric.

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There are still more chances to win a DVD to mark the 10-year anniversary of TQS. We will be highlighting shows from the past ten years. We will put up a picture in the newsletter/blog, with a clue, and you have to guess which show it's from and just what might be going on in the picture.  Fill in the information under the photo and hit the "submit" button to enter your answer. We will randomly pick one winner per newsletter to receive a DVD that contains this show.  Answers and winners will be posted in the September 2 Weekend Fun.

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER YOUR ANSWER IN THE COMMENT SECTION.

Here's your next photo and clue for Show #6:

These guys were enjoying a "blue streak" with this lovely guest.  Which show is it?

(photo: Gregory Case)

 

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Here's a fun Christmas gift, or birthday gift, or just because...for your little one.  It's a snuggly owl pillow by Ashley Johnston at WeAllSew.com. 

Ashley says, "It's made with love and totally customizable. Try it once then create it again and again using different colors and fabrics as gifts or treats for the little ones in your life."

 
 
 

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We have been traversing the Pacific Northwest meeting new people and visiting old friends. It is this person-to-person connection that fills a hopeful heart and I may be prejudiced...but, quilters are special people. You can see more of our travels on the Quilt Roadies You Tube Channel and on wooliemammoth.blogspot.com. I have been stitching away trying to make a dent in my growing pile of UFOs. The thing about being a Nomadic Quilter who loves to write about quilting is that the pile of "must make" is growing taller, LOL. Each stop we make I swear I am not going to buy something...oh well, quilting promises are best broken!

A heartbeat away from Mt. Rainier is a wonderful quilting oasis. Shibori Dragon, located in University Place, is a one-of-a-kind quilting adventure. They have wonderful batiks, Asian fabric, specialty Japanese fabrics, Sashiko threads/products and an amazing array of die cut motifs for one-of-a-kind designs. I was amazed at the two full walls of quilting stencils and...no kidding...probably every bag or purse pattern in publication, plus samples!!! It is also the home base for Mary (she makes most of the shop samples). Mary is one of the Twisted Sisters...so named by me when we first met at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! They all have a wicked sense of humor and a day spent with the Twisted is an "ab" workout from laughing!! Just to give a heads up for those in the Portland area September 22-24 https://shiboridragon.com/ owned by Becky Scellato will be vendoring at the Northwest Quilting Expo!!



Enjoy the slide show and we'll see you back here next Wednesday!!!

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

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Julie's tips are starting to make a big impact on YouTube. We will bring you this greatly appreciated series on binding over the next several newsletters. Be sure to check them out.

 

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Budget doesn't mean that your studio can't be an organized and well functioning space.  Here are some of our favorite creative ideas with items that might just be found in your bathroom, garage, or other rooms of your home.

Make drawer organizers using boxes and small dishes found around your home.Kitchn


Jacquie Gering uses PVC pipes to store completed quilts.KansasCityStar

Label your cords with bread tags. Pinterest

 
Repurpose a chest of drawers from another room in your home. Fourgenerations


Condiment cups and a K-cup spinner hold small beads and sequins while not taking up a great deal of table space. TheCraftyPickle

Simple wooden clothes pins keep your embroidery floss in order and look luscious in a bowl. MrsJones

Don't have a lot of space but still want a stylish work table? Check out this great idea using books, an Ikea tabletop and one Linmon table leg . LivetHemma


Make a pressing station using a TV tray. Cleverlittlemouse

A clear shoe organizer is a great place to store scraps. Quiltforkeeps  


Pedicure foam cushions hold bobbins from rolling around in a drawer. ManoaRoad

Baby food jars with painted lids for storing beads or other small items. Thecraftynest

A cutting table with fabric storage. de Jong Dream House

 

Just joined our year of organizing?  Click here for other TQS Organization blogs.

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These look like tree leaves. What do you think this block might be called? Play the game and find out.

 
 

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Well, it's hard to believe, but in January 2017, TQS will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary. To mark the occasion, and to have a little bit of fun while we are off taping new shows in Denver, we will be highlighting shows from the past ten years. We will put up a picture in the newsletter/blog, with a clue, and you have to guess which show it's from and just what might be going on in the picture.  Fill in the information under the photo and hit the "submit" button to enter your answer. We will randomly pick one winner per newsletter to receive a DVD that contains this show.  Answers and winners will be posted in the September 2 Weekend Fun.

PLEASE DO NOT ENTER YOUR ANSWER IN THE COMMENT SECTION.

Here's your next photo and clue for Show #5:

This basket of goodies belongs to a very well known lover of wool and embellishment. You never know what she might "leaf" behind.  Which show is it?

 

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It doesn't seem to happen quite as often as it used to, but this year's Best of Show at AQS Grand Rapids was completely hand made by Barbara Clem of Rockford, IL. This hand appliquéd and hand quilted beauty is called "Spring Dance."  Click here to watch a video regarding "Spring Dance."

Click here to see other winners from AQS Grand Rapids.

 
 
 
 

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Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt wants you to get over your fear of ruining your quilt with machine quilting. She highlights six ways to ruin a quilt and follows up with ways to avoid that ruination.  I think we all want to avoid the...

NUMBER ONE WAY TO RUIN A QUILT

1. Allowing the quilt top to languish (neatly folded) in a Sterlite box in the basement…out of fear of “ruining” it.

 
 

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