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The Quilt Show Newsletter - September 7, 2022

A Dozen Techniques From Transform Your Quilting, An Award-Worthy "Aurora", Why Y-Seams?, Improv Playtime - Lesson 02, SAQA 2022 Benefit Auction, New Fabric Alert - Luminous Daydream, Memory Match, A Bedazzling Puzzle

Welcome to Wednesday - September 7, 2022
It's A Dozen!

Once you finish up Transform Your Quilting today, you will have learned 12 different techniques and tips. So, here you go...

Want to make those points match? Alex shares the ins and outs of pinning and why the pins you select can make a real difference in your piecing results. From Show 2008, Alex will give you advice on Proper Pins and Pinning (technique) - Click on Chapter 1. Is there ever a time that Alex doesn't pin?

Have leftover batting scraps?  Don't know what to do with them? Julie Cefalu will show you How to Cut and Join Your Batting Scraps ( tip). Fusible product or use your own sewing machine, Julie shows you what to do.


Make sure you are logged in first as a Star Member to get the tip or watch a show.

To learn from Alex and Julie, make sure you are LOGGED IN as a Star Member. Then, open your newsletters and follow the links for our Transform Your Quilting program.  Just a few minutes of your time and so much to learn.
Featured Quilt - An Award-Worthy "Aurora"

Last week we featured Kyra Reps' award-winning quilt,
Serendipity, and today we are showing off another of her worthy winners. Aurora received First Place in the Wall Quilts - Movable category at AQS QuiltWeek Grand Rapids 2022. The quilt features "more than 3,000 dots that are done using needleturn hand appliqué. She also made a dress and shoes that match her quilt using fused dots." Unfortunately, we do not have pictures of the dress, but can still enjoy staring at the mind-boggling amount of dots scattered throughout the quilt!

Like with Serendipity, we have a video of Kyra discussing Aurora with Bonnie Browning on the floor of the 2022 AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach, FL, where they go into detail about all the details of the quilt. Just click the Quilt Video tab to watch.
See "Why" Ricky Loves To Make These Y-Seams
Recreating An Antique Quilt Block

Inspired by an antique Carolina Lily quilt, our brand new show has Ricky sharing tips for constructing an 8-pointed star and inset seams. Using freezer paper printed templates, registration dots, and careful sewing means this tricky-looking block is easier than you may think.

Learn from Ricky, and Rayna Gillman, by watching them in Upcycling Orphan Blocks and Improv Strip Piecing with Rayna Gillman | How To do Y-Seams with Ricky Tims.
Alex LIVE: Improv Playtime - Lesson 02
These Sticks and Stones Won't Break Your Bones

What are sticks and stones? Let Alex explain them and show you how to add them to your improv quilt.

Alex is LIVE TODAY Wednesday, September 7, 2022 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.
It’s Almost here! 423 Art Quilts Could Be Yours!
SAQA’s 2022 Benefit Auction opens Friday, September 9, 2022

The 2022 SAQA Benefit Auction opens this Friday at 2 pm EDT (US/Canada). Get ready to bid in this exciting fundraiser featuring 423 art quilts. All of the pieces were made and donated by SAQA members from around the world.

Each piece measures 12" x 12", and there is truly something for everyone. A dreamy dance floor by Alice Beasley, a beautiful bird by Martha Wolfe, and a colorful abstract by Katie Pasquini Masopust are just three examples of the inviting offerings.
photo: SAQA Benefit Auction 2022 Artwork
New Fabric Alert - Luminous Daydream from RJR Studio
"What A Day For A Daydream"

Featuring dreamy flowers, mushrooms, and paintbrush strokes in luminous shades of pink, purple, yellow, blue, and green. This Luminous Daydream fabric from RJR Studio will brighten up those gray winter days ahead!

Each bundle contains 11 pieces, approximately 18" x 21"

Jinny Beyer's Memory Match Game
Can you match all the blocks with their identical counterparts? It's a challenge you'll face every week when you play Jinny Beyer's Memory Match.
The Quilt Show Puzzle: Beautiful and Bedazzling
"BeDazzleder!" by Lisa Sipes

Lisa says that she taught herself how to embroider on BeDazzleder! with the embroidery machine that her mom gave her. She started to make it after she met Sarah Vedeler at the very first Quilt Market that she attended, in Spring 2010 in Minneapolis. It took her about a year to make it, after throwing it in the corner several times and not liking it. She made one of the borders five times, but it ended up being her first show quilt, her first ribbon winner, and the first of many other quilting goals for Lisa.

See more of Lisa's work in
Learn Machine Quilting Stitches with Lisa Sipes | Adaptive Quilting with Nola Emerie.
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