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The Quilt Show Newsletter December 24, 2021

"Present"ing Holiday Quilts, Music, Poetry, Puzzles, and a FREE Show 

Happy Holidays! - December 24, 2021
Featured Quilt(s) - That's right, we are "present' ing" multiple quilts for you this holiday weekend. Enjoy!
Merry Christmas by Aki Sakai

Another of Aki's stunning miniature quilts, you'll have to explore every block and linger over every detail. If you are taking Alex's embroidery class, you'll want to see if you can find any new stitches to incorporate into your project.

Jingle Bells by Antonia Herring

Featuring holiday motifs, including Father Christmas, reindeer, and snow-covered trees, enjoy the hand-quilted and hand-appliquéd beauty of Jingle Bells, an enchanting award-winner from Antonia Herring of the Netherlands.

The Loading Dock by Mary Buvia

Mary dedicated this stunning hand-appliquéd quilt to her husband. We love that one of the techniques used is "iridescent film snowflakes".

Jingle Bells by Kathy McNeil

Jingle Bells took Kathy about 800 hours to make. It has won
four international Viewer’s Choice awards and is one of Kathy's personal favorites, too. We have to admit, it's one of our favorites as well.
FREE Show with Susie Monday
Become the Curator and Editor of Your Own Fabric Line

In this show, Susie shows Ricky how to create fabric designs using presets from a number of different free Apps available on your iPad or tablet. Combining two, three, or four apps to build layers offers even more unusual effects. Susie says that during this playtime you are now the curator and editor of the fabric you design.

Also in this show, Ricky shares a fast and fun exercise for marking out a quilting design on a curved grid. Transferring that design to the longarm, he stitches a variety of easy repeated designs that work within the gridded curve.

The show will be available for FREE through Sunday, December 26, 2021.

Enjoy Magical Music from Ricky
Northern Lights

Ricky Tims performs his original composition, Northern Lights, with scenes from his 2008 Christmas In A Small Town concerts and clips of him conducting the string session at Wildwood Recording Studio in Franklin, TN.
Christmas In A Small Town

Enjoy the title track from Ricky's Christmas in a Small Town CD.

The CD is available at www.RickyTims.com and contains a number of Holiday classics for you to enjoy this magical season.
A Loving Christmas Tribute to Barbara Black

Barbara woke up to this lovely and whimsical tribute from HelenW in our FORUM this morning. We have to admit, our TQS members are very, very clever, Enjoy a new twist on The Night Before Christmas!
Couture in Miniature
The Making of DeMuse Doll Christmas

If you think making haute couture dresses take a long time for humans, how about shrinking those dresses down to doll size? In this video, watch as Malaysian fashion designer, Nigel Chia, creates two stunning ball gowns for Demuse dolls especially for Christmas.

Demuse dolls have been handcrafted by Nigel Chia since 2012. They are released in limited edition form for doll collectors. Nigel Chia also specializes in bespoke bridal wear and luxury evening wear for real women.

Really Need a Last-Minute Gift for Your Favorite Quilter?
Give them the gift of quilting with a Gift Membership to The Quilt Show or a Gift Certificate to The Quilt Show Store - or go all out and give them both!
The Quilt Show Puzzle: A Different Kind of Christmas Quilt
A Christmas Collaboration

A Summer Christmas
by Mariya Waters and Gina Perkes-Tidwell won Best of Show at PIQF 30 in 2021.

Mariya wrote, ""This quilt has been an international collaboration. In Australia, Christmas time is in summer, and I wanted a quilt that was not stars and snowflakes, but celebrated our garden in full bloom. The flower is the Tudor rose, as I spent many years in the United Kingdom. I began the applique' in 2006 and finished in 2016. Gina began the quilting in 2016 and finished in 2019. Both of us had family issues along the way that extended the completion."

See more off Gina's quilts in
How to Machine Quilt with Rulers with Gina Perkes.
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