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The Quilt Show Newsletter July 25, 2021

Another Amazing Log Cabin Quilt, Free-Motion Quilt Designs with Amanda Murphy, Go Tell It! Interview with Dale McMillan, Quilt Stories with Tania Tanti, FREE Kool Kaleidoscope Class Starts Tomorrow, Apliquick Tools In The Store, A "Not" Round Robin 

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Sunday Smiles July 25, 2021

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Featured Quilt - Here A Log Cabin, There A Log Cabin

If you loved the unusual log cabin quilt that Ricky found from Friday's newsletter, you'll flip for this one! Combining interweaving log cabins which overlap in three dimensions, Miki Murakami has created what she calls a "strange space" with her quilt, Overlapping Log Cabin. Featured as part of the Abstract Large exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston 2018, we spent a lot of time in this space trying to figure out how she pieced it all together. We also enjoyed the "exotic" fabrics she used to create the quilt.

How to Free-Motion Quilt Swirl Designs with Amanda Murphy

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Free Yourself Up With Free-Motion

Amanda Murphy is showing a number of quick videos highlighting her tips for free-motion quilting swirls at WeAllSew. They give such great texture and movement to a quilt, yet people frequently struggle to find a style that suits them. But once you learn the basic rhythm, there are so many variations that you’ll be sure to find one that you enjoy.

Learn more from Amanda by watching How to Make Quilted Holiday Gifts with Amanda Murphy.

Go Tell It! Interview with TQS Member Dale McMillan

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More Quilt Stories Saved

Another of our wonderful TQS members, Dale McMillan, has completed a Go Tell It video to preserve her quilt's story for the "Go Tell It!" Remember Me: Memorial Quilt StoryShare. Take a look as we become even closer as a community through our shared stories.

Quilt Stories with Tania Tanti

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From One Aussie to Another

Lisa Walton (Show 2503), textile artist and past President of SAQA, talks with fellow Australian quilter, Tania Tanti about her quilt, The Beginning, her painted quilts, her inspirations, and so much more. Go down under on a new installment of Quilt Stories.

Ricky's LIVE Kool Kaleidoscope Class Is Almost Here

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The Ultimate Mystery Quilt Starts Tomorrow - No Two Quilts Will Be Alike

Are you ready? Tomorrow is the start of Ricky's LIVE and FREE Kool Kaleidoscope class. Don't know what Ricky is teaching, or you want a refresher to get even more excited for the class? Watch this brief video of Ricky explaining what it's all about and then get ready for class tomorrow!

Learn about the class by clicking the Watch The Video button, then download the class supply list from the classroom by clicking the Get The Documents button.

Ricky will be LIVE TOMORROW, July 26, 2021 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.

In The Store - Apliquick Tools

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Become A Hand Appliqué Pro

Did you ever wonder how people hand appliqué little tiny pieces? With Apliquick Tools! Apliquick gives you the dexterity and control you need to work with appliqué pieces of all sizes, even very small ones! With Apliquick Rods, Apliquick Scissors, Apliquick Tweezers, and more, there are an arsenal of Apliquick Tools to help you tackle any appliqué project!

Don't know how to use Apliquick Tools? Watch Lynette Anderson (Show 1601) give a demonstration using the Apliquick rods for appliqué.

The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Rockin' Robin"

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"The Lone Robin" by Julia McLeod

Created during the pandemic, Julia created The Lone Robin as a fun exercise for the San Francisco Quilt Guild. "It's like a round robin, but it's not going anywhere. You're doing it on your lonesome." Julia says that you challenge yourself because you do something one month not knowing what's coming, causing each month in turn to create something new and exciting for the quilt. The beautiful quilting on Julia's Lone Robin was done by Nancy Williams.

See more of Julia's quilts in How to Work With Neckties And Silk with Julia McLeod | Korean Paper Cord Quilting With Youngmin Lee.

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There Is More Than Just Cotton

When making a quilt, sometimes you want to experiment and branch out from the norm to create something exciting. One of the ways to do that is by using different fabrics. At The Quilt Show, we have many shows explaining how to work with different materials, such as wool, leather, and silk, like in our new show with Julia McLeod (Show 2902). So if you want to try working with something new to broaden your horizons, there is no better place than The Quilt Show!

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