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The Quilt Show Newsletter - September 4, 2022

A Serendipitous Win, Barbara Black's Month 9 BOM Tips, Lyric Kinard's New Virtual Teaching Masterclass, QSOS with Judy Mathieson, Texas Tech on Mountain Mist, The Handmade Quilt Starts Soon, A Puzzle Full of Strips

Sunday Smiles - September 4, 2022
Featured Quilt - Sweet Serendipitous Success

Serendipity by Kyra Reps won 1st Place Large Quilts - Movable Machine Quilted at AQS QuiltWeek - Daytona Beach 2020. On how the quilt came to be, Kyra says, "This quilt was inspired by acrylic paint dotting, also called Pointillism. I've created my Mandala by using circles in various styles. Each dot was hand-turned, and each was individually hand-sewn." Serendipity was also featured in the Appliqué, Large category, sponsored by EZ Quilting, at Houston International Quilt Festival in 2019.

And don't miss out on Kyra's interview with Bonnie Browning on the floor of AQS QuiltWeek - Daytona Beach 2020 right after winning her award, by clicking the Quilt Video tab.
Barbara Black's Tips for "Garden Party Down Under" Month 9
You Can Start Anytime During The Year (Including Now!)

Even though it's September, that doesn't mean it's too late to start the 2022 Block Of the Month, Garden Party Down Under. You can still download all of the year's patterns up to now and get the rest of them when they become available. And don't forget all the resources available to you too, like Barbara Black's helpful tips and tricks that she puts out for every new month's set of patterns. Click on Learn More for Month 9 tips.

Join Lyric Kinard's New Virtual Teaching Masterclass
Become A Proficient, Professional, Profitable, Online Teacher

Lyric Kinard is the expert in helping you learn to turn your love of quilting into a business without needing to leave your home. Find out how she does it in the Virtual Teaching Masterclass, which begins September 12, 2022.
Quilters' Save Our Stories with Judy Mathieson
Another Winning Tale From QSOS

Master of the Mariner's compass, and treasured guest of The Quilt Show, Judy Mathieson is the interviewee for this week's Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) program from the Quilt Alliance. In her talk, Judy discusses her quilt, Bristol Stars, "her signature traditional quilt design, the "mariner's compass" design," and so much more. What's fun about the quilt featured in this interview is that it was featured in Judy's episode of The Quilt Show and discussed with Alex and Ricky.
Texas Tech: Mountain Mist - Clever Marketing to Beautiful Treasures
It's A Batting Bonanza

Currently on exhibit at the Museum of Texas Tech University is Mountain Mist: Clever Marketing to Beautiful Treasures, which runs through January 15, 2023.

The exhibition features 38 quilts made from Mountain Mist batting wrapper patterns as well as printing plates for one of the wrappers, a kit, booklets, and other promotional materials from the company.
(Photo: Bermuda Blossoms Quilt made from Mountain Mist pattern #63, first published in 1936. Quilt made circa 1945. Gift of Marcia R. Kaylakie, TTU-H2020-016-007.)
The Handmade Quilt - FREE CLASS Starts September 17!
Build Your Skills and Have Fun Doing It

Join Dee Christopher in her upcoming FREE Facebook & YouTube LIVE class, The Handmade Quilt. This wonderful quilt design by Carolyn Forster features 21 different blocks with skill-levels from easy to challenging so you can grow your skills as you go. Get everything you need to be prepared for the class, including the book, fabric, tools, and more right here at The Quilt Show.
The Quilt Show Puzzle: Play Your Way To Strip Piecing
"Marimba" by Rayna Gillman

Marimba was born out of Rayna's worldly scrap collection, containing African, Indian, and so many more fabric scraps from the world over. One day, when she didn't know what to do, Rayna sat down and began to cut strips out of her scrap collection and just started to alternate the prints with another set of white strips. From this exercise, a simple and elegant quilt was made.

See more of Rayna's quilts in Upcycling Orphan Blocks and Improv Strip Piecing with Rayna Gillman | How To do Y-Seams with Ricky Tims.
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