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We have a great set of guests at the taping today.  First up is Sharon Schamber.  It is quite exciting to see all of her quilts hanging in one place.

 

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If you've never taken a class from Sue Spargo, we highly recommend you **do! She is a wonderful and charismatic woman and teaches one on one when you need a little help getting a stitch.

She'll be teaching at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters, OR.

Star Members can watch Sue here at TQS in Episode

Show 810 - Folk Art in Fabric: Inspirations and Techniques

Show 1304 - Borders with Benefits, TerrificTextures . . . and More!

 

**If you are interested in taking a class from Sue, in May 2015, she will be teaching two workshops.  This class is sure to fill up right away, so sign up soon.

Textural Study
$300
3-day workshop (includes lunches)
Thursday-Saturday, May 28 - 30, 2015
9-4 pm


and


Fun Wool Piecing
$100
1-day workshop (includes lunches)
Sunday, May 31, 2015
9-4 pm

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Nina and Connie show you how to use a variety of fabrics to create your own original quilt art using the Leather Roller foot and the BSR (BERNINA Stitch  Regulator).

To watch other BERNINA Educational Videos, click on   to the right of your screen.

 

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Lea McComas talks about her award-winning quilt, Bike Boys, which won The Superior Threads Master Award for Thread Artistry at IQA Houston 2014.  Lea's quilt has over ninety-one fabrics and 13 miles of thread.
 
You can learn more about Lea's process in her TQS Classroom: Portrait Quilts.  And keep an eye out for Lea as she'll be joining us soon in a future episode of The Quilt Show.
 

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Thanks to all of you who participated in the Inspired by Libby online auction.  It was a great success. In April of 2015 the collection will be shown at American Quilter’s Society Show in Paducah. After that the auctioned-off quilts will be shipped to their new owners.
 
$70,324 was raised to aid in the payment of Libby's medical expenses.
 
Thank you to all of the quilters who dedicated their time and effort.
 
And a great big THANK YOU to Clara Lawrence whose great big heart (along with an amazing support group) put together this fabulous exhibit and auction.
 
Click here for a Libby update, including photos from her birthday celebration on Nov. 12.
 
 

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Cris Rohn Hartman (challenge co-coordinator) has sent us a wonderful Smilebox of the California State Park Quilts - 2014 challenge.  To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the California State Parks in 2014, a "challenge" was issued to guild members of the Redding Quilt Guild (The Quilters' Sew-Ciety of Redding, Inc.), to create a quilt depicting a California State Park. The special exhibit titled "Celebrating California's State Parks" consists of 57 quilts made by 57 quilters to celebrate and showcase the diversity and beauty of the 278 various state park units in the state. 
 
Click on the photo to start the Smilebox. Make sure you relax and grab an extra large cup of coffee as there are 203 slides!  Click on Learn More to find out more about the guild and the exhibit.
 
 
 

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This biennial exhibition was established to provide a venue for quilters of all faiths who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey. The first exhibit was held in 2001 and the exhibit is held in June of odd numbered years. Their next exhibit is in 2015 and will be held July 10-26, 2015 at Floris Methodist Church, in Herndon, VA (outside Washington DC).
 
Sacred Threads is open only to quilters within the United States and Canada.
 
Quilts submitted should explore themes of joy, spirituality, peace/brotherhood, inspiration, grief, or healing.  Quilts must be an original design or an original execution of a traditional pattern.
 
To see all of the entry rules, please click on Learn More.
 
 

Sacred Threads is sponsored by Jinny Beyer Studio and Dee Brehm.

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Here's a peek at upcoming shows at The Quilt Show.  This was our first time taping here and we just love it...even if the weather outside was 1 degree and snowing.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
 
 

 

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Just got an update from Yvonne:

You can order signed copies of her book - sent a note to info@Mistyfuse.com.

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Yvonne Porcella has written a book about the development of her creative and artistic life.  Learn in her own words the answers to "Why?"

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Quilter, lecturer, teacher, and "Dear Jane" aficionado Laura Fraga is passionate about hand appliqué, and in this info-packed episode she shares some of her favorite tools, techniques, and tips for making templates, achieving the perfect invisible stitch, coping with tricky points, and creating flawless circles. (She also recently took up skateboarding, and manages to get Ricky "on the board." You won't want to miss this!) We finish by chatting with museum director Christine Jeffers, who gives us a tour of our taping location, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, the first of its kind in the US to focus on quilts and textiles.

Episode 1511: Make It Marvelous with Museum-Quality Applique debuts Monday, November 24, 2014.

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