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The Quilt Show Newsletter - May 27, 2022

An Elegant Emerald Quilt, And the Kitten's Name is..., The Sewing Machine Project Gives Back, Meet Michael Thorpe, Color My Quilt Class 11, Behold The Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock, New Laurel Burch Fabric, A Leafy Puzzle

Weekend Fun - May 27, 2022
Featured Quilt - Maybe A Green Ribbon Instead of Blue

Kumiko Frydl, the Master of the Miniature Quilt, has done it again and taken home another award for her miniature work. Her quilt, Emerald Labyrinth, won First Place - Miniature Quilts (sponsored by Quilters Select by Alex Anderson and RNK Distributing) at AQS Quiltweek 2022 in Paducah. This isn't the first ribbon to adorn this quilt though, as it also won Best Machine Stationary Quilting at Road to California 2022 and First Place - Miniature Quilts at Houston 2021. Click through to see this marvelous mini work and learn the inspiration for the quilt as well.

And don't miss out on Kumiko in action and see more of her miniature quilts in our show,
How to Do Shadow Trapunto and Micro Stippling with Kumiko Frydl | How to Enhance Quilting Stencils with Alex Anderson.
And the Kitten's Name is...
Time To Get a Name Tag

We asked the viewers to help us name the new kitten. Joyce Cates came up with the answer...

The Sewing Machine Project Provides Free Sewing Machines to Stitch Lives Back Together
Making A Difference One Machine at a Time

We previously featured a segment on The Sewing Machine Project, the wonderful organization that helps 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.
Alex LIVE: Michael Thorpe, Quilt Artist
Alex Loves the Story of Michael Thorpe

Michael grew up around quilters but basketball was his passion. He started playing around with photography and eventually took pictures that he used to start making quilts. His first quilt was a self-portrait. Michael believes that knowing, "What to highlight and where to highlight it" is an important part of creating a stunning quilt. Learn about Michael Thorpe.

Alex is LIVE TODAY, May 27, 2022 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.
Dee LIVE: Color My Quilt - Class 11
Adding Sashing To Your Quilt

Have you started Dee Christopher's hands-on class where you practice color theory by creating quilt blocks yet? It's never too late as all the classes are available for viewing at your leisure. Plus, when the class is finished, you will be able to take those blocks and turn them into a quilt! This week, Dee discusses adding sashing to your quilt.

Dee will be LIVE TOMORROW, May 28, 2022 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.

Behold The Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock
It's About Time

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.
New In The Store from Laurel Burch
Fiesta Horses Precuts from Laurel Burch

This wonderful fabric with an artistic horse theme by Laurel Burch for Clothworks features colorful horses, artistic flowers, and beautiful geometric stripes and swirls.
The Quilt Show Puzzle: Let The Leaves Do The Talking
"Listen To The Leaves" by Libby Williamson

Listen To The Leaves was made by Libby for an invitational exhibit and was inspired by and is about the poet Mary Oliver. It is very heavily embroidered and features French Knots by the bushel, as Libby puts it.

See more of Libby's quilts in
How to Use Fabric Panels, Create Wonky Fabric Portraits, and Make One-of-a-Kind Rope Quilts with Libby Williamson.
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