The 9th Annual Prague Patchwork Meeting was attended by many national as well as international visitors. See some of the wonderful quilts on display.
Have you guessed who they might be? Here's a clue: this time you get two!
Star Members can watch Episode 1513: TQS 2014 Legends which debuts Monday, December 22, 2014.
The last issue of The Quilt Life will be the October 2014 issue. Alex and Ricky want to thank editor "supreme" Jan Magee and photographer Gregory Case for their excellent work. The magazine was a readers delight. Great themes, great stories, great quilts and great quilters.
Here are the covers NOT including the October Issue (which we haven't seen yet). Check out all the fun themes the magazine covered.
At Paducah 2014, Thelma Childers displayed her quilt "Evening Bloom". Thelma learned hand applique and finished about one block a month. The quilt was quilted on a longarm by Judi Madsen. Judi use many designs to enhance the applique.
Be sure to move all around the quilt to see the different styles of quilting. Will some of these approaches work for your quilt?
Every year at the show there is a tent displaying the work of the faculty who teach during the week prior to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Here is some of their work that was displayed.
It's that time again. See how good you are at naming the artist with each quilt. If you need help, scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.
1. Ricky Tims 2. Kim Diehl 3. Leni Levenson Wiener 4. Janet Stone 5. Cynthia England 6. Gyleen Fitzgerald 7. Tula Pink 8. Karen Gloeggler 9. Victoria Findlay Wolfe 10. Carolyn Koenig 11.Linda Pumphrey 12. Bonnie Hunter 13. Sharon Ruwe and Karen Ruwe.
While recently taping new episodes for The Quilt Show, we came across this wonderful exhibit, Northern California Inspirations by the Studio Art Quilt Associates Northern CA/NV Region.
Leni Levenson Wiener shares her home studio and some of her fabulous quilts. Star members can watch Leni in Episode 1413: From Film to Fabric: Photos as Inspiration.
Here's a look at the work of fiber artist, writer, and designer Wendy Mamattah, originally from Ghana, who shares her Africa-inspired silhouette and symbols quilts, as well as her charming one-of-a-kind pin cushions. The slideshow includes her Asabone patterns. Asabone in Ghana means wild dancing which is the name for her art quilt pattern series. According to Wendy, "This is a very normal way of entertaining in most African villages and is common practice."
Star Members can watch Wendy in Episode 1412 - "I Can't Believe It's Pieced!" with Cynthia England.
This slideshow is Part 1 as we share the winning quilts from a challenge by the European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace, France in 2013. The theme was "Distortion", the quilts were to be 1 square meter and here are the results. Part 2 and Part 3 will be on the blog Wednesday and Thursday.
You can see these quilts in person (you should if you can) at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY through June 24, 2014. It is the only place in the USA to see this collection.
Bonnie Hunter has a huge number of FREE scrap quilt patterns on her website. Here is just a sample of what is available. Click here for FREE patterns.
You can learn more about Bonnie in Episode 1410 - You Can Have It All: Two Modern-Day Quilters Mix Old and New.
While in Paducah, Captain John was captivated by Spirit created by Georgia Spaulding Pierce of Seattle, WA.
Click on the "magazine" to the left for a real close look at the quilting.
He invites you to take a closer look at the individual animals and the phenomenal quilting designs. There are whales tales, crabs, fish, mountains...all done in the quilting.
Click on the photo for the magazine approach or the Smilebox to take a closer look. (Be sure to click on the movement arrows to go from picture to picture on the Smilebox. This way the pictures will not change automatically.)