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The Quilt Show Newsletter - June 20, 2022

A Quilt That Caught Great Success, Heather Black Shows You Curved Piecing, Alex's Show and Tell Part 2, Textile Talks - Sustaining Through Quiltmaking, Learn Color Theory At Your Own Pace, A Swirling Puzzle

Newsletter - June 20, 2022
Featured Quilt - Catching Great Success

Hometown of Kirara - Fishing Village by Aayako Kawakami won Third Place - Hand Quilted Quilts (Sponsored by Arrow Sewing) at AQS Quiltweek 2022.

Aayako was inspired to make this quilt to capture a moment that was shared between her grandfather and her daughter. She says, "When we went back to the village and got off the train, we smelled a salty sea breeze and saw crabs walking on the beach. Each year, there is a New Year's ceremony of hanging a big-catch flag on boats. The scene is so magnificent. I made this quilt to capture a happy memory between my daughter and her grandfather."
Heather Black Takes You Through the (Quilted) Curves
Fun With Curved Piecing

Heather Black is known for her curved piecing and shows Ricky the basic tools, steps for prepping  your template, and tips for staying in control when stitching around the curve. Then she shares fun design options when you rotate the template on striped fabric.

Learn from Heather in Curved Piecing and Quilt Design with Heather Black | Karey Bresenhan - Nancy O'Bryant Puentes Houston Quilt Show Founders.
Alex LIVE: Show & Tell Part 2
It's Time For the Next Round of Viewer Quilts

The Show & Tell was a hit, but there were too many quilts to show in just one session. Today we show more of the fun, inspiring, and amazing quilts created by our viewers. Our viewers just couldn't get enough of it:

"I love this Show & Tell. So inspiring!" - Christine

Alex is LIVE TODAY Monday, June 20, 2022 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.

PLEASE NOTE: Alex will not be doing LIVEs on Wednesday and Friday of this week, but will be back the following Monday, June 27, 2022. In the meantime, please check out any and all of the fun that Alex has been having on her LIVEs recently in her classrooms.
Textile Talks: Sustaining Through Quiltmaking
Sustaining Through Quiltmaking

Take a look behind-the-scenes  at the upcoming virtual exhibition Sustaining Through Quiltmaking, presented in conjunction with the Quilt Alliance's 'Quilters Take a Moment' virtual fundraising event. This year's virtual Quilters Take a Moment event theme is 'Sustainability Stories', and writer and curator Laura Hopper has selected works for a free digital exhibit that incorporate themes of sustainability in all its forms, from environmental sustainability to sustaining a creative spirit. We'll hear from Laura about the exhibit, hear stories straight from the featured quiltmakers, and learn more about curating this unique exhibition.
Learn Color Theory at Your Own Pace While You Make a Quilt!
Colorful Fun Awaits

In Dee Christopher's FREE Facebook|YouTube LIVE class, students will construct quilt blocks that were carefully selected to create choices in value, texture and color. And then, when you finish, you will be able to assemble your blocks together into a finished quilt top.

Watch Dee Christopher's Color My Quilt class here (you don't need to be a Star Member to watch!)

Want to be all prepared for class too? Get the class kit here. But hurry, we have just a few left!
The Quilt Show Puzzle: Swirling To New Heights
"So Many Swirls" by Renae Haddadin

So Many Swirls is the first quilt that Renae entered into shows. She had been quilting about nine months with a longarm before making this quilt. Having started her own longarm business and needing to attract some clients, Renae created this wonderful work and entered it into shows in the hopes that it would win a ribbon and draw some good PR. In the end it did end up winning awards, causing Renae to be over the moon with excitement.

See more of Renae's quilts in How to Do Quilting Design on a Longarm with Renae Haddadin | How to Do Appliqué on a Mini Quilt.
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