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The Quilt Show Newsletter - April 1, 2024

First Place - Small Quilts at QuiltCon 2024, We Built A City with Cathy Perlmutter, It's Time for "Pick a Petal" Month 4, Alex LIVE: Make Bow Tie Blocks, Textile Talks: Yoko Sekita's One-Of-A-Kind Quilt World, In the Store - Design N Quilt™ Software from Quilters Select, A Puzzle Full of Flowers

April 1, 2024

Featured Quilt - First Place Small Quilts at QuiltCon 2024

White on White by Amy Pabst won First Place - Small Quilts (Sponsored by SpoonFlower) at QuiltCon 2024. Amy, who is well-known for her micro-pieced and meticulously put-together quilts with thousands upon thousands of pieces in them, let The Quilt Show know more about this quilt when she featured it for us on her show appearance last Fall. How many pieces does this one have? Oh, just 15,000 or so!

A little more background on the quilt, it was inspired by Russian painter Kazimir Malevich's painting White on White of a white square on a white background. Amy's quilt takes its name from the painting and is made of five different white fabrics. Each of the white fabrics is made of a different fiber content, i.e. silk and others, providing them with their own distinct luminosities that allow the viewer to distinguish between the different whites. Measuring 16" by 17", Amy took her quilt with her to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and held it up next to Malevich's painting for a photo, achieving her goal of getting more quilts into fine art spaces. You can see Amy, her quilt, and the painting itself as the last photo when viewing the quilt in the gallery.

Learn from Amy, and see more of her micro-pieced masterpieces, right here on The Quilt show by watching her in Foundation Piecing Miniature Log Cabins with Amy Pabst | How to Do Embroidery on Silk with Alex Anderson.

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We Built This City...

With the Help of Cathy Pelmutter

Learn how to make improv cities based on a ladder design that is cut to shape with a wedge ruler. Cathy uses photos for inspiration and shows off how to add variety with stairs, windows, a ‘wedding cake’ house and off-set buildings for a more interesting design. The buildings are then finished with a turned edge which allows you to move them around on the background before setting into place with monofilament thread.

See more of Cathy's quilts in Improv Log Cabin Triangle Piecing, Cityscapes, and Judaic Quilting with Cathy Perlmutter.

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"Pick a Petal" Month 4: It's Time for Log Cabins

Get A Start on the Appliqué Borders

In month 4 of the 2024 TQS BOM Pick a Petal, which is available now, you will be making Log Cabin blocks that will be the start of the appliqué borders.

Jen Kingwell, designer of our 2024 BOM, wanted to create layers of interest with this border that you can build on throughout this process. She chose a range of background (low volume) print fabrics as opposed to solids which again adds visual interest to the border. Download your patterns today and get in on the fun!

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Alex LIVE: Fun Ways to Make Bow Tie Blocks

Learn Two Ways to Make the Bow Tie Block

Alex is going to share two special ways to make the bow tie block with some wonderful quilting tools. She will talk about the Design N Quilt™ Software from Quilters Select and the AccuQuilt Dies. Design N Quilt is amazing software that can help you create your quilt from start to finish. She'll also show you how AccuQuilt can help making your quilts easier.

Alex is LIVE TODAY, April 1, 2024 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.

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Textile Talks: Yoko Sekita’s One-Of-A-Kind Quilt World

Travel to Yoko Sekita's Rich Interior World

Presented by SAQA: "Interviewed by Naomi Ichikawa, Sekita showcases complex imagined and autobiographical scenes. Images from Japanese culture, Sekita's travels, and children's literature are hidden in the details of her work. The interview is a treasure hunt through these stories, told from the perspective of a former manga artist."

Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

(Above Quilt: Busy Day for Wedding by Yoko Sekita)

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In the Store - Design N Quilt™ Software from Quilters Select

Design N Quilt™ is User Friendly Software

It gives you the power to design your own quilts from start to finish in one intuitive, user friendly software.

From block designs to fabric choices to appliqué shapes to quilting, Design N Quilt™ has you covered. It can even generate fabric requirements, rotary cutting instructions, and actual size templates and foundations! Don't miss out on this great savings opportunity.

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The Quilt Show Puzzle: Stop and Smell the Flowers

"Chelsea Flower Show" by Paula Doyle

Chelsea Flower Show was inspired by the horticultural displays at the annual flower show in London. It uses three large floral prints to make four-patch blocks that are arranged randomly over the quilt surface.

See more of Paula's quilts in Stack and Whack Quilts with Paula Doyle | Fabric Selection Lea McComas.

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