Transform Your Quilting Week 2 Begins, A Quilt That Just Lights Up, Improve Your Improv Quilts with Teresa, Hand Quilting Lesson 03, Textile Talks - The Fusion of Fiber Arts, Blue Spruce Quilt Kit, A Picturesque Puzzle

Newsletter - August 8, 2022
It's Time for Tip and Technique 3

The secret to great quilts isn’t to learn a thousand things, but to learn a few things and take action. Our Transform Your Quilting program is here to help you do that. Each Monday and Wednesday we will have a new tip and technique for you. These are quick, a few-minutes-only lessons, that will help improve your quilting. There is also a blog to help you keep track of what you've learned. Here's what we have for you today.

Learn how to press your seams properly and prepare your pressing station with a lesson on The Proper Way to Press with Marci Baker (technique) Show 2402 - Click on Chapter 2.
What is Flannelette anyway?

Our tip today is from Libby Lehman
with The Straight Stitch (tip). She talks about using the straight stitch on your machine and also a bit about chain piecing. What stitch size does Libby recommend? It might not be what you think.

What do you have to do? Make sure you are a Star Member. Then, open your newsletters and follow the links. It’s fast learning and lots of fun.
Featured Quilt - When The Light Comes Peaking Through

Lighted by the Blinds by Karen Bolan was featured in the MQG Quilts of the Month category at Quiltcon 2022. We think the title is a twist on the song Blinded by the Light, which may have played a part it in, but we think Karen's inspiration may have been more household in nature.

She writes, "Lighted by the Blinds was inspired by shapes and shadows formed when sunlight emerged between the window blinds in Karen's house. The design plays with color, scale, and shape while teaching piecing skills important in modern quilting, including working with large pieces, strip piecing, and using templates."
Improve Your Improv Quilts with Teresa Duryea Wong
So Many Things To Learn From One Great Show

Teresa Duryea Wong's show is another hit for The Quilt Show and it isn't hard to see why. With great tips for creating Improv String quilts, a lesson on the history of Japanese vintage fabrics, and so much more, now is the time to start watching. Just listen to what our members have to say:

"AMAZING show, chock full of visual delight and information. I have at least one of Teresa's books and have followed her journey for a while, but I felt like I was learning everything anew. Thank you for bringing Teresa to the show and giving us the opportunity to dip our toes into her vast ocean of knowledge." - Rebecca B

"Loved this show.. Teresa was wonderful !! Thank you TQS!!!" - Joanne K

"Best show EVER!!! What an amazing woman and her fabric collection was amazing. Thank you for bringing her to the show!" - Jackie A

Learn from Teresa by watching Improv String Quilts and a History of Japanese Textiles with Teresa Duryea Wong | Using Appliqué to Mask a Mistake.

Alex LIVE: Hand Quilting - Lesson 03
Needles and Threads?

What needles and threads should you use when hand quilting? Alex has some favorites and discusses how different needles and threads react when hand quilting.

Alex is LIVE TODAY Monday, August 8, 2022 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.
Textile Talks: The Fusion of Fiber Arts, Fashion, & Design
The Bridge Between Art and Fashion

This Wednesday's Textile Talk is all about "the intersection of fashion and art in The Fusion of Fiber Arts, Fashion, & Design" as explored by the Surface Design Association with featured guests Dong Kyu Kim and Leisa Rich. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
In The Store - Blue Spruce Quilt Kit
Featuring "Crystal Lane" Fabrics by Bunny Hill

Make a snowy winter forest quilt using the Blue Spruce Quilt Kit that will let you cozy up into any space once it's finished.

Quilt Size: 34 1/2" x 44 1/2"
The Quilt Show Puzzle: Small Images Make a Big Impact
"Out of the Mouths of Babes" by Deborah Langsam

In Deborah Langsam's Out of the Mouths of Babes, "half-inch square images of notable women come together in this celebration of women’s wit and wisdom. From a distance, the viewer sees a set of purple or red lips. Up close, women’s faces emerge…from Abigail Adams to Annie Oakley, from Hillary Clinton to Judge Judy. The real tale, however, is told on the back of the quilt; it features a key to the photos and a quote from each of the “Babes” seen on the front."

See more of Deborah's quilts in
Transfer Printing Techniques with Lyric Kinard | How to Make a Mosaic Quilt with Deborah Langsam.
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