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The Quilt Show Newsletter - September 5, 2022

Transform Your Quilting Week 6 Begins with Alex and Ricky, A Twice Award-Winning Quilt, Revel In Rayna Gillman's Show, Alex Is Taking The Day Off, Textile Talk - A Change of He(art), Banyan Classics Bundles, A Log Cabin Puzzle

Newsletter - September 5, 2022
Week 6 Begins with Alex and Ricky

Alex and Ricky are up today with some great techniques for marking your quilts.
Everyone has their favorite method of marking their quilts. But sometimes a debate arises over the "best" tool. Alex and Ricky discuss their Favorite Marking Tools and Why (technique) - watch Show 1803 - Click on Chapter 1. Freezer paper, painter's tape, disappearing thread, and more, do you use any of these to mark your quilt?

Don't remember what needle you left in your sewing machine? Keeping Track of your Sewing Machine Needles with Sharon Pederson (tip) will help you remember. You just might need to head to the stationery store first.

One of the best parts of Transform Your Quilting is that you can join in anytime and go back and re-watch any of the tips or techniques. Just make sure you are LOGGED IN as a Star Member. Then, open your newsletters and follow the links. It’s fast learning and lots of fun.
Featured Quilt - Double The Awards, Double The Fun

All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go by Katherine Jones has won two awards. It won Best Traditional Design at AQS QuiltWeek Grand Rapids 2022 and Best Of Show at the Tasmanian State Quilt Show in Australia. Here's what she had to say about her Best Of Show win, "Over two years in the making I can finally share this hand appliqué machine quilted quilt made from linens and Oakshott Cottons which won Best Of Show last night at the Tasmanian State Quilt Show. Many thanks to BERNINA for providing such a fabulous prize, a BERNINA 720. Binding based on Bethanne Nemesh's online binding course, "The Devil Is In The Details"." And don't miss out on all the great detail photos in the gallery.
Revel In Rayna Gillman's Radiant Show
Rayna Brings The Fun and a No Rules Agenda to The Quilt Show

Rayna Gillman quilts her own way, and that's the way she likes it. And apparently, all of you do too! Rayna is raking in the rave reviews with our latest show, and here are just a few to give a taste of why everyone loves her:

"
Rayna was wonderful, loved the show. Her way to do Improv was out of the box great way to do it." - Lucy Kise

"I absolutely loved this show. It was so much fun with lots and lots of fun." - Maureen Barber

"Rayna added levity to the show. In addition inspiring to ask What if?" - Carol Mann


Learn from Rayna, and Ricky, by watching Upcycling Orphan Blocks and Improv Strip Piecing with Rayna Gillman | How To do Y-Seams with Ricky Tims.
Alex Is Taking A Brief Vacation
But Don't Worry, She'll Be Back Soon

Alex is taking a vacation today for Labor Day but will be back Wednesday with a brand new LIVE Improv Playtime class just for you. In the meantime, get caught up on the first class so that you're ready play when Alex comes back after her recess.

Alex will return to her LIVEs on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.
Textile Talks: A Change of He(art) - San Diego Artists Charlotte Bird and Marty-O
Going In New Directions

Change is usually a good thing. It helps us switch up our routines and expand our horizons to better ourselves. There has been a lot of change in the last couple of years and we've all handled it in different ways. For artists Charlotte Bird and Marty-O, "they each have had significant solo installations at the Oceanside Museum of Art, a regional art museum in San Diego County. The installations stretched both out of their comfort zones in different ways." This week's Textile Talk is a discussion with both artists about those changes and the new directions they may be taking them in.

Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

(Artwork by Charlotte Bird)
New In The Store - Banyan Classics from Northcott
A Stunning Collection of Banyan Batiks

We think this bundle of Banyan Classics from Northcott would make a beautiful wintery quilt with those soft blue-grays and whites! Available in both Fat Quarter and Half-Yard Bundles.
The Quilt Show Puzzle: A Log Cabin That Won't Let Go
"Locked In The Log Cabin" by Jane Dunnewold

Locked In The Log Cabin was Jane's very first quilt that she made around 1978. Based on a traditional log cabin design, Jane knew her limitations and left piecing behind soon after this quilt. Its title comes from the soft sculpture figure that adorns the quilt in the bottom right square, looking to break free from its log cabin prison.

See more of Jane's quilts in
How to Use Surface Design in Your Quilts with Jane Dunnewold.
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