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The Berenstain Bears and Mama's New Job

The Berenstain Bears are a classic of children's literature, and one of our favorites is when Mama Bear gets a new job. What job does she get? Well, let's just say it's one we think a lot of our members wish they could have too!

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BERNINA and bernette Brand Ambassador Class of 2022: Open Call

Do you love the WeAllSew Tutorials? Do you love your BERNINA? Do you just love quilting? If you answered yes to any of those questions then do we have an opportunity for you. BERNINA is offering an open call to anyone who wants to become a BERNINA and bernette Brand Ambassador for 2022. Find out if you fit the bill by clicking through!

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Longarm Cat Toys

Alex's new kitten, HiDee, is a number of things. Small, cute, fun. But is she helpful when it comes to sewing on the longarm? Alex found out when she went to work on her latest quilt. See how HiDee helped Alex along.

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Pam Holland Wins Rajah Award

Pam Holland, a dear friend of The Quilt Show and one of our earliest guests, has won the prestigious Rajah Award in Australia. "This award will acknowledge an outstanding contribution to quilting in Australia, whether it be a contribution as a quilting teacher, designer, author, historian, guild worker, retailer, etc or a combination of work in several of these areas." Click through to read Pam's heartwarming statement about what it means to her to win this award.

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An Interview with Char Downs - Quilt City USA Mural Artist

"During the April 2022 AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah, KY, AccuQuilt Cutting Expert, Pam Heller, was able to visit the Flood Wall and speak with the lead project artist, Char Downs." Char is responsible for painting the quilt mural on the Flood Wall, with hopes to have the entire wall covered in painted quilt murals.

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Michael C. Thorpe, Quilt Artist and Basketball Player

Due to a delay in game, or maybe a leak in the roof, Alex was unable to play this ideo this video of college basketball player turned quilter Michael C. Thorpe that she loved so much. Well, now we have the video for you to view directly. Enjoy!

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The Sewing Machine Project Provides Free Sewing Machines to Stitch Lives Back Together

We previously featured a segment on The Sewing Machine Project, the wonderful organization that helps to provide sewing machines and sewing tools to help create partnerships, strengthen community, and nurture the creative spirit in the world of sewing. Now, you can watch this video of Sewing Machine Project founder Margaret Jankowski and see how this great organization is making a difference.

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Behold The Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock

Most quilters have probably been to a quilt shop at least once in their quilting careers, but they probably haven't visited one like this (and not just because they can't fit into it). Jodie Davis is both a quilt lover AND a cuckoo clock lover and wanted to combine her passions, which resulted in the Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock.

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"The Quilt of Hathor" - Friday the 13th: The Series

We searched the internet for something quilt-related to Friday the 13th. We found something scary and ridiculous, The Quilt of Hathor, an episode of "Friday the 13th: The Series" in which a cursed antique is a quilt. When you sleep under it, you dream of your enemy’s death, only for your enemy to die as you dream it.

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Textile Talks: 100th Episode Celebration!

That's right, Textile Talks is having its 100th episode. To celebrate the occasion, they are turning the mic over to their sponsors and other members of the quilting world to learn how Textile Talks has made a difference over the last two years worth of shows. The 100th episode airs this Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Quilters Save Our Stories Interview with Karen Nyberg conducted by Chawne Kimber

In Monday's Newsletter, we featured the brand new Earth Views fabric line from retired astronaut Karen Nyberg. Get to know Karen, the artist, mathematician, and astronaut extraordinaire, a little more from her Quilters Save Our Stories (QSOS) Interview with Chawne Kimber.

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A Retired Astronaut Launches a Fabric Line

"Seeing Earth from space is a privilege afforded only to a select few highly trained individuals—the rest of us have to settle for photos and videos. Now, those views can also be incorporated into quilts and other crafting projects thanks to a new fabric line from retired NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg." - Smithsonian Magazine

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Artist Stories with Lisa Walton featuring Vicki Conley's Quilt "Reach for the Sky"

Lisa Walton, textile artist and past President of SAQA, has rebranded Quilt Stories as Artist Stories. Focusing on not just quilts now, but artists, their careers, and more. In this episode, Lisa talks to Vicki Conley about her poster quilt, Reach for the Sky, and how she takes her inspiration from her travels all over America - especially in the National Parks.

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Textile Talks: Ian Berry - A World in Denim

Ian Berry, the Da Vinici of Denim, has taken time out of his busy schedule to discuss his work with SAQA and Textile Talks. You've most likely seen some of Ian's work, creating beautiful landscapes, portraits, and even his own living room, exclusively out of denim. Hear what he has to say about his process and be inspired.

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What is the UFO Situation?

As an April Fool's prank last week we asked people if they would like to win the opportunity to have Alex or Ricky finish their UFO. In the process, we asked a few questions about their projects. Take a look at some of their answers.

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Women's History Month with Women of C&T Publishing

March is Women’s History Month and C&T Publishing is celebrating with its staff and authors! They asked the women of C&T to reflect on their careers in the publishing industry, dreams, and aspirations, and what Women’s History Month meant to them. And someone you may have heard of is participating. Yes, our very own Alex Anderson talks about what Women’s History Month means to her and so much more.

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The Sewing Machine Project

The Sewing Machine Project is an organization that helps to provide sewing machines and sewing tools to help create partnerships, strengthen community, and nurture the creative spirit in the world of sewing. Learn more about their cause and what they're doing to help.

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A Quiltcon Quickie - What To Do with Black Bias Tape?

These quilters at Quiltcon 2022 came up with some great ideas using black bias tape (either homemade or store bought) when creating these beautiful quilts.

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Okan Arts - A Peek Into Patricia Belyea's Studio

Patricia writes, "Often it’s the little things that can be make a big difference to our happiness and success. In surveying my sewing studio, I gathered up a bevy of useful and beloved gear to share with you."

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A Quiltcon Quickie - Red Fabric Rules

If you do, you'll love these two quilts we found at Quiltcon 2022. One large and one small, these two quilters took red to the next level. Red Quilt - Right Angles has over 30 red fabrics and Redwork (a very Small Quilt) uses nine different red solids.

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