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Sharon shows you how to use a couple of "high tech" tools to help you control multiple couching threads as you thread them through your couching foot.

No need to go anywhere else for any of Sharon's classes.  They are all available for FREE here at TQS.  Click here to visit Sharon's Classroom for more great tips!

And that's not all - TQS has classes available from many top-notch teachers - click here to see all of the classes available for FREE.

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This is it. The final clue.  Thanks for sticking with TQS for ten lovely years and don't go anywhere. There is so much more coming your way with shows from fabulous teachers and artists to inspire your creativity.

Your final clue  is below. Guess which show it's from and just what might be going on in the picture. Guess correctly and you could WIN A TQS DVD.

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 #10:

Olé! Ricky adds a bit of flair to this show featuring some mighty fine machine embroidery and appliqué.  Which show is it?

 

 

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Use Up Those Pre-Cuts!

Edyta Sitar, with the help of The Fat Quarter Shop, demonstrates how to use a 2.5" Mini Charm Pack, a 5" Charm Pack or a 10" Layer Cake to create this easy friendship spool quilt block.

 

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Australian children’s book author Claire Saxby has delighted children for many years with stories and poems that span a wide range of topics. My Name is Lizzie Flynn, published in 2015, is a picture book about a convict girl traveling to Australia in 1841 and about the making of the Rajah quilt. The moving story and beautiful illustrations by Lizzy Newcomb bring this interesting story to life in a manner that is understandable for a young reader.

TQS has two signed copies of Ms. Saxby's book that are available for you to win. Enter your name and e-mail below by September 5, 9 pm PST. On September 6, 2106, TQS will draw two names by random to win a copy of the book.

 

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My visit with Sylvia Pippen was like meeting a rock star! I have been a fan for a couple of years after a friend in Pacific Grove recommended Sylvia's class at the Empty Spools seminars.  I enjoyed Sylvia's class so much that I became a Sashiko groupie...and a fan of Sylvia's patterns.  I am currently working on one of her BOMs and have throughly enjoyed the process of yet another handwork project. When I met Sylvia she was living on Hilo and was in the process of moving to La Conner, Washington where her mother Kitty Pippen lived.  Kitty is also an amazing artist and many of the pieces you will see in the slide show were pieced and stitched by Kitty.  Like mother, like daughter...the talent runs deep and they have taught together at Empty Spools.  Both are published authors of Asian-inspired quilts and the relationship is one of mutual artistic support.

I feel so lucky to have visited Sylvia when she was working on her latest BOM to be released this Fall!!!  This next BOM is stunning!!! I know I will be participating in this next BOM adventure as it incorporates not only Sashiko but appliqué.  The photos do not do it justice! But, as you can see in the photo there are wonderful ocean inspired motifs and multiple colors of Sashiko thread. The BOM will include not only the thread but the awesome fabrics that she used while creating this wonderful piece.

 These close ups show you the amazing decisions that go into the fabric choices, stitching and placements.  I can't wait for this BOM to start which means I had better finish my other Sashiko project...I'm getting close!  Be sure to check out the Quilt Roadies You Tube channel today for the interview with Sylvia Pippen in La Conner, Washington.

 

 

Click here to go to Anna's blog.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

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Barbara Yates Beasley doesn't always work with fabric. Take a peek at what she's up to in the studio.
Star Members can watch Barbara at work (with fabric) in Show 1905: Animal Portraits.
 
 
 
 

  

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Many a quilter dreams of a studio that serves their every wish and desire.  And when the budget is pretty large, outstanding studios can be the result. 


A large, open quilting studio that allows for uninterrupted flow of space.Springboard



Ruth de Vos' upstairs studio includes good use of space and natural light for her textile work. ApartmentTherapy


Not using your formal dining room as much as in the past?  Make it your creative space. Raisinguprubies


Molly DeGroot's studio includes this amazing work table made using antique treadle sewing machines. BijouLovely


Convert an existing garage. Mosbystudio


Go upstairs for a studio space of your own. Houzz


Is the attic space not high enough?  Bump up the roof like Anna Maria Horner did in her creative space. Clothpaperscissors

This is the studio of "Got Kwilts?" Professional Longarm Services by Richla Ramsey.  It is a combination craft studio and home office featuring vaulted ceilings, multiple windows, and a kitchenette. Riddle Construction

Take your creative space outside with a She Shed.She Shed studio

Work from home...only a few steps away from your back door. Titangardenbuildings

Need an even larger space. Check out Pokey Bolton's art barn. Pokeysponderings

Outgrowing your quilting space?  Jenny Mostek bought the house next door. Visit the quilt house known as the "Cauldron" featured in Show 612 
Star members can watch the show for free.

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

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We are pretty certain this is a log cabin block. Play the game and find out if we are correct.

 
 

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To celebrate TQS' upcoming 10th anniversary we've been highlighting shows from the past ten years. We've been putting pictures in the newsletter/blog, with a clue, and members have had to guess which show it's from and just what might be going on in the picture. Have you been playing? Guess correctly and you could WIN A TQS DVD.  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 #9:

Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, and Tweedle Dumber?  Not sure what these "triplets" are up to, but their hairstyles are truly "legendary."  Which show is this?

 

 

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