Alex and Ricky had fun on the set with Lisa Calle, who was once described with admiration as a woman who "could make quilting a competitive sport." Show 1703: Quilting the Bones & Beyond debuts Monday, August 3, 2015.

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Lisa Calle was once described with admiration as a woman who “could make quilting a competitive sport.”  Her specialty is longarm quilting, and soon after mastering it she was winning top awards for her work.  Lisa studied Textile Management and Marketing in school, then left a corporate job to raise a family and work at a quilt store.  When designing, she carefully plans her longarm quilting patterns, starting with the center of the quilt and using tracing paper to sketch and audition designs.  She works in one area at a time, and develops fillers that enhance and support the main areas.  She is a great fan of echo quilting and radial symmetry.  She also quilts feathers into every project.  Later in the show, Artist Youngmin Lee shares her love of Pojagi, traditional Korean patchwork.  These square pieces were originally used to wrap, store and carry items, including quilts and clothing.

Show 1703: Quilting the Bones & Beyond debuts on August 3, 2015.


The Month 8 video for the TQS BOM 2015 is now available.  This month Julie Cefalu will show you how to construct a Churn Dash block, and give you tips for machine appliqué.


Happy Swiss National Day, August 1st! In celebration of the holiday, BERNINA is offering 60-month, 0% financing on purchases of $3,000 or more.  Now is the time to get that fancy, BERNINA 880 you've been waiting for!

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In this class, Lynn talks to you about the block components you'll be making and the tools you'll need to complete the job.  There will be a new class every Friday, beginning today, July 31.


Ever think about how movies have a "colorway?"  Here are some Disney•Pixar movie moments, broken down by color scheme, from the Disney Blog.  Think about these when designing your next quilt.

(Photo: Blogs.Disney.Com)


In 2006, Lisa won her first award for Playing Hookie.  She's had many award-winning quilts since then.

Star Members can watch Lisa and artist, Youngmin Lee, in Show 1703: Quilting the Bones & Beyond, debuting August 3.

PlayingHookiebyLisaCalle - 35 pieces non-rotating

PlayingHookiebyLisaCalle - 99 pieces non-rotating

PlayingHookiebyLisaCalle - 300 pieces non-rotating

PlayingHookiebyLisaCalle - 99 pieces rotating

PlayingHookiebyLisaCalle - 300 pieces rotating


It's the last day of July: are you thinking about Christmas Projects? Janet Wickell at www.quilting.about.com has designed a fun row-by-row quilt you could finish in time for the holidays.



A visit to Kensington Palace for tea turned up some fun surprises, including colorful gardens, fascinating wallpaper, and Redwork portraits.

If you are interested in the Fashion Rules exhibit, click here.

Want to learn how to make your own Redwork pieces? Star Members can watch Show 1509 - Seeing Red: Ramp Up Your Redwork! featuring Rosie de Leon-McCrady.

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Watch and follow along with Jen to learn how to create a fun and creative travel tic-tac-toe board using only two fat quarters, some mini charm squares, and Shabby Shapes from Shabby Fabrics! This would be a great project for kids or to use in a classroom.

Click here to download FREE pattern.

Click here to order Shabby Shapes.

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