Featuring: Carolyn HockPosts On: January 1, 2017 (Free from January 7, 2017 through December 31, 2018)
We're kicking off our 2000 series with another fabulous Block of the Month designed by Sue Garman. Sue's quilts are designed as skill builders, and who better to teach us the ins and outs for tackling The Halo Medallion Quilt than TQS member and pattern tester Carolyn Hock. Carolyn has made a number of BOM quilts and other featured quilt projects on TQS. From Curved Flying Geese to Delectable Mountain blocks, Carolyn is here to share some terrific ideas for making your own version of the BOM quilt.
Do you hate cutting up pretty fabric when it comes to creating a border around a block? Ricky demonstrates how to spice up your block with a square in a square technique.
Featuring: Victoria Findlay WolfePosts On: January 15, 2017
Victoria Findlay Wolfe is back to unlock the secrets of the Double Wedding Ring block. By exploring the design in over sixty quilts to date, she has figured out tips for successful stitching that she is passing on to you. But why stop there? With free-form cutting, she is taking this traditional block for a spin on the wild and wonderful Modern side. Then, step inside a Gee's Bend classroom to see what really takes place when these creative women get together. Buckle your seat belts for a wild and wonderful show!
Featuring: Lynda FairesPosts On: January 29, 2017
Join Lynda Faires as she takes Crazy Quilting to a whole new level with beautiful fabrics and machine stitches. Using Dupioni silk, Lynda shares her method for avoiding awkward corners or Y-seams when creating a crazy patchwork block. The magic happens when luscious threads, Rick Rack, and ribbons are combined along with machine stitches to create interest and depth. Lynda says the results are simply stunning and achievable by any quilter.
Alex takes the guesswork out of selecting fabrics by using a color wheel tool.
Featuring: Amy McClellan / Sarah FielkePosts On: February 12, 2017
When it comes to creating warm and whimsical design, this Utah quilter has it all stitched up. By combining cotton, wool, and timeless woodland themed embroidery designs, Amy's quilts have a charm that is simply irresistible to quilters around the world. Along with clever tricks for prepping your work, she shares a technique using cereal boxes that will have you raiding your kitchen cupboards.
Then Australian quilter, Sarah Fielke, shares how effective a hand-quilted big stitch can be on your project.
Featuring: Laura Fogg / Ann HortonPosts On: February 26, 2017 (Coming Soon)
Featuring: Ann P. Shaw / Rosalie DacePosts On: March 12, 2017 (Coming Soon)
Have you ever wondered why some quilts draw you in for a closer look? It is through the use of line, shape and unusual or often overlooked fabrics, that Ann P. Shaw unlocks the mystery of adding 'gesture' to her quilts. A former student of Ruth McDowell, Ann took over thirty classes and now, with Ruth's blessing, is taking this technique and adding her own unique spin on the process.
Rosalie Dace takes us on a walk in Sisters, OR, to have us open our eyes to seeing line and shape in the world around us.
Featuring: Karen Kay Buckley / Lynn GorgesPosts On: March 26, 2017 (Coming Soon)
With thirteen Best of Show ribbons to her name, Karen Kay Buckley knows what a judge is looking for when it comes to a perfect quilt. From perfect circles, ovals and stems, Karen shares tips and tricks for taking your work to a whole new level. But wait, there's more. Karen shows her technique for squaring up the perfect block.
Then, meet North Carolina Textile Conservator, Lynn Gorges, who spends her days preserving textiles for future generations to enjoy.
Featuring: Melissa SobotkaPosts On: April 9, 2017 (Coming Soon)
Featuring: Meg Hawkey / Sally FreyPosts On: April 23, 2017 (Coming Soon)
As a child, Meg Hawkey loved to draw and make quilts for her dolls, but it was her husband who encouraged and pushed her to launch Crabapple Hill Studio. Never one to consider herself an artist, Meg's unique technique of combining piecing with hand colored embroidery scenes, has enthralled quilters around the globe with its vintage look and feel. Meg demonstrates how easy it is to achieve a vintage look using crayons and embroidery stitches that will give your work an added dimension. She says it is all about rediscovering the joys of sitting and stitching something beautiful.
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Featuring: Lyric Kinard / Tonye Belinda PhillipsPosts On: June 18, 2017 (Coming Soon)