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The Quilt Show Newsletter January 5, 2022

Hi Res Pictures of the New BOM, A Quilter's Creativity, A Timely Tutorial, Join Alex & Meet Irene Blanck, New Exhibits at The Texas Quilt Museum, A Puzzle with "Hearth"
 

Welcome to Wednesday - January 5, 2022
Featured Quilt - Garden Party Down Under

You asked for it, you got it. Up close and personal pictures (and we mean super high resolution) of Garden Party Down Under by Irene Blanck, The Quilt Show Block of the Month 2022. She writes,

"When I first began designing Garden Party Down Under, thoughts of childhood afternoon’s spent drinking tea with my family in the garden came to mind. I now invite you to join me on this year-long journey as together, we create that favorite place in your special quilt garden.

Clustered around four meandering vine filled urns are our quilt topped tables set with an assortment of whimsical vases overflowing with fresh cut flowers. To finish the lovely outdoor setting, we’re adding a charming picket fence and bunting. Sew, come along and stitch up a garden party that is sure to be treasured for many years to come!”

Learn all about the fabulous quilt and more by watching our latest show,
Come join us in the garden, the monthly pattern is
FREE to all Star Members.

Texas Tech: Linda Fisher’s Creativity
A Quilter's Imagination Shines

Learn about the artistry of Linda Fisher, a prolific quilter who takes advantage of "found" vintage quilt blocks to make her quilts in this illuminating article from the Museum of Texas Tech University.

Quilt Photo: 500 Year Quilt by Linda Fisher, 2011. Gift of Linda Fisher (Mrs. Charles)

WeAllSew Tutorial: How to Sew a Keychain Tissue Holder
Say Adieu to Achoo

Whether it's winter, allergy season, or you've just got the sniffles, it's always nice to have some tissues with you. But the problem is they are never at your fingertips when needed. Paris at WeAllSew has solved this issue with her handy Keychain Tissue Holder. Just clip away and be ready for when those sneezes, watery eyes, or runny noses hit you.
The Quilt Show LIVE: Meet Irene Blanck
How Did She Design It?

Alex talks with Australian quilter Irene Blanck, who designed The Quilt Show's Block of the Month 2022. Alex asks her "How did she design it?" Then they take a look at other quilts Irene has designed. It's a fun interview with beautiful quilts.

Alex is LIVE today Wednesday, January 5, 2022 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.
New Exhibits at The Texas Quilt Museum
Winter/Spring Exhibits 2022 Soar with Songs and Samples!

"The Texas Quilt Museum kicks off its 2022 season with two incredible collections that put a wholly different spin on the phrase “music sampling.” The exhibits SAQA: Musica! and Super Samplers will be on display from January 6 - May 1, 2022."
New In The Store - Maryland Fat Quarter Bundle
From Kathy Schmitz Designs for Moda Fabrics

This beautiful collection offers a modern take on more traditional designs, with a bold contemporary floral feature fabric surrounded by more traditional supporting fabrics.
The Quilt Show Puzzle: The "Hearth" of the Matter
"Hearth" by Jennifer Sampou

Showing off the full range of her Ombre fabric line, Hearth by Jennifer Sampou gives off a feeling of home. It is her take on a traditional house block with the star in the middle representing the people who live in the house.

See more of Jennifer's quilts in How to Work with Ombre Fabrics with Jennifer Sampou | Antique Quilt Inspiration with Julie Silber and Joe Cunningham.
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