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Alex went on a quilt stroll. Groveland is a small town 26 miles outside of Yosemite National Park in the foothills of California. It still has the charm of a Western mining town. The local guild dressed the town in quilts. Here is a view of the quilts and the town.

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Some Award-Winning Quilts with Wild Flowers, Suburbs, and Shoe Shopping from Spring Market in Minneapolis, 2015.

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Part II of III of Quilts at Spring Market. These quilts are a sample of the winning quilts at Houston 2014. The signs are included so you get the whole story.

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The Quilts at Spring Market were a delight in the middle of all the business going on.

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The 9th Annual Prague Patchwork Meeting was attended by many national as well as international visitors.  See some of the wonderful quilts on display.

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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.

 

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What do we mean? Take a look at the Flora Joy's quilt "Frame of Mind" that won the Viewer's Choice Award at Houston 2014.

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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.

 

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6808_zoomquilttadakonagasawa_flowergarden.jpgWe guessed wrong. How about you?

Take a close look at how this quilt was put together.

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Robbie Joy Eklow brings together spirals, gears and amazing quilting in this stunning quilt. Robbie (Show 1008) put this aside for several years after dying all the fabric and then brought it out and finally finished it. "It's About Time".  

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1st Time... Really!!?? (Well, first time entering at Paducah.)

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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?

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

The exhibit reflects the visions of twenty Northern California textile artists as they interpret the physical and the ephemeral, the massive and the miniscule, through the medium of the art quilt.  The diverse, visually rich region of Northern California where they live influences and inspires their art.
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Last weekend was a taping-palooza in Alex's neck of the woods. Here's a sneak peek at what's coming to TQS in future shows.  Don't even ask about the characters in the beards!

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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.

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Here is a sampling of the group and modern quilts shown at Paducah this year. The quality is fantastic and the quilts are beautiful, fun and inspiring. Look for the detailed embellished quilt at the end of the slideshow.

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Everywhere you looked at the Paducah Quilt Show 2014 were amazing quilts with amazing quilting. Here is just a sample of the talent, diversity, and different countries. 

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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.

You can buy Wendy's patterns at  www.braidandstitch.etsy.com.

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Here are some more of the Distortion Winners. Please note that you can click on any picture and it will enlarge. It is not a zoom, but will make it easier to read the signs and see the quilts. Click once to enlarge a picture and once to reduce it back.

The Best of Show is near the end.

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