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The Quilt Show Newsletter August 4, 2021

Best Longarm Machine Workmanship, Ricky's Students Progress, Making "Yukata Bee Quilting", BOM Month 8, You Haven't Seen Paper Piecing Like This, Color Wheel Pincushion, Magic Pins In The Store, A Puzzle Full of "Stars" 

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Welcome to Wednesday

August 4, 2021

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Featured Quilt - Amazing Longarm Quilting

Sometimes we are inspired by a memory to create a fantastic quilt. Sometimes we are inspired by what could have been. For Laurie Tigner, it was the later that helped her create her beautiful quilt, 828 Valence St. The quilt won Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award at AQS QuiltWeek 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and an Honorable Mention at PIQF 2017. As for that inspiration, Laure says, "I designed this quilt to express what my long ago garden in New Orleans could have been like in its days of glory." Featuring amazing longarm work that needs to be seen to be believed, I think we would all like to take a walk down Valence St. if it helped us create work as beautiful as this!

Kool Kaleidoscope Quilts in Progress

See a 1 minute video of a sample of the quilts in progress. FUN!

Be careful, you may want to start one yourself.

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Making Paula Doyle's Quilt, "Yukata Bee Quilting"

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Step Into The Mind of a Quilter

Now that you've seen Paula Doyle's (Show 2307) fabulous new award-winning quilt, Yukata Bee Quilting, take a look and see the journey Paula took in making it through her own photos documenting the process.

Barbara Black LIVE: Color My World Month 8

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Tall Buildings #3

Barbara is back for her monthly LIVE update on the 2021 Block Of the Month, Color My World. Barbara helps you with Tall Buildings #3. She has some good advice on piecing the blocks and also some help with printing the patterns.

Join Barbara LIVE TODAY on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.

You Haven't Seen Paper Piecing Like This Before

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Learn All About David Sirota's Fantastic Method

"I have enjoyed paper piecing but I am going to LOVE it after seeing this show. Quilt Maven Dave had some great ideas." - Robin Gausebeck

Learn from David, and Lilo Bowman, in Learn Paper Piecing with the Maven, David Sirota | Adapting Your Studio For Change with Lilo Bowman.

WeAllSew Tutorial: Color Wheel Pincushion

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Keep Your Colors in Check Every Time You Reach for a Pin

"Make a fun little color wheel pincushion to brighten up your sewing space with this free paper pieced pattern and tutorial. Customize your color wheel colors to remind you of your favorite color system, or create your very own personal color wheel."

Or, if you don't want to make your own color wheel, get Joen Wolfrom's Essential Color Wheel & 3-in-1 Color Tool Book in our great combo pack and be prepared for any color conundrum you may face!

New In The Store - Magic Pins

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Pin Your Way To Success

Now that you've made your Color Wheel Pincushion, get some pins to go with it. Magic Patchwork Pins™ are smooth, sharp, professional-quality pins that have Comfort Grip™ handles that make them easier and more ergonomic to use and easier to see when you drop them!

These are great if you are a quilter who stitches right up to a pin before removing it, as the long handle is easy to grab to pull it out at the last second.

Size: 1-7/16" x .4mm (Package of 50)

The Quilt Show Puzzle: "When The Stars Come Out"

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"Descended from the Stars" by Sarah Ann Smith

Descended from the Stars is atypical for Sarah Ann. It's design is meant to draw the viewer in to have them reflect on their life's journey.

See more of Sarah's quilts in How to Thread Paint and Fabric Paint with Sarah Ann Smith | Mitered Border Corner.

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