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The Quilt Show Newsletter - September 9, 2022

Transform Your Quilting - Week 6 Review, So Many Doors For So Many Quilts, On The Set with Priscilla Bianchi, Working With Unusual Studio Spaces, The Handmade Quilt - Introduction, Grand Star Quilt Kit, A Puzzle of the Past

Weekend Fun - September 9, 2022
A Dozen Tips and Tricks In Your Tool Belt

We've wrapped up week 6 of Transform Your Quilting. Your quilting tool belt must be getting heavy.
Your tools this week included Alex and Ricky's Favorite Marking Tools, How to Remember What Size Needle You Have in Your Sewing Machine, Why the Way You Pin Makes a Difference, and How to Cut and Join Your Batting Scraps.

If your tool belt is feeling a bit too light, it might be time to Get Caught Up. Just click the button below to see what you might have missed.
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Featured Quilt - Which Door Will You Walk Through Next?

For the next few weeks, we will be featuring quilts that were a part of Christine Porter's Doorways challenge in the UK. Here is what the challenge was all about according to Christine:

"When I founded Cabot Quilting Conferences, I met many quilters from around the UK who attended the residential weekends. Over 10 years ago, I challenged around 25 of the ‘regulars’ to join in a Challenge to take place every other year and Grosvenor Shows have very kindly taken our quilts on tour at their shows around the UK every year since we started. For each challenge I pick a theme and this year it is ‘Doorways’. The rules were that the quilt must be 24 inches wide and 40 inches high and the participants were asked to look for inspiration from any type of doorway, inside or outside buildings, any type of architecture, any type of weather and landscape, fantasy or reality."

We are happy to feature the first of many from this set of door quilts, the aptly titled What is DOOR in your language? by Lucy Poloniecka. She describes the quilt as follows: "How many ways can I find to write door?  I looked for different words in different languages.  The individual words are printed, painted or stitched on to cotton fabrics, some commercial, some my own hand-dyes.  There is no logic to my colour scheme or arrangement of blocks!"
On The Set with Priscilla Bianchi
Sneak A Peek At Your Next Quilting Obsession

Our next show is full of color and design that we can't wait for you to see. So we won't make you wait for that much longer (just until Sunday). In the meantime, here's a behind-the-scenes look at Guatemalan artist Priscilla Bianchi, as she introduces you to the vibrant world of handwoven Mayan textiles.

Watch Priscilla in Working with Mayan Textiles and Stripes and Textile Tours with Priscilla Bianchi, when it debuts this Sunday, September 11, 2022.

Alex LIVE: Working with Unusual Studio Spaces with Lilo Bowman
You Fit A Studio Where You Least Expect It

Lilo Bowman, the "Love Your Creative Space" author, joins Alex to talk about how to design a studio in an unusual space. Sometimes size is a problem, or the shape of the room is strange. Lilo has ideas for how to make a studio fit into your life.

Alex is LIVE TODAY, September 9, 2022 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.

In The Store - Grand Star Quilt Kit
A Star Quilt Cooler Than The Backside of the Pillow

Make an icy 75" x 75" winter Grand Star Quilt that will cozy up any space- just $68.99! The kit supplies you with the "Songbird" fabric line by Wishwell for Robert Kaufman Fabrics and the pattern to make this out-of-this-world star quilt.
The Quilt Show Puzzle: The Past Remembered
"Warsaw 1997" by Rayna Gillman

Warsaw 1997 is one of Rayna's Poland quilts. The quilt depicts the cinderblock buildings standing over where the Warsaw ghetto once stood. Rayna's mother remembered visiting Warsaw with her grandparents in her youth and having fond memories of the experience. When her mother turned eighty, she wanted to go back and see if what she remembered from back then was still there, and in turn, saw what was depicted in this quilt.

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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