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The Quilt Show Newsletter June 14, 2021

Best Longarm Winner - Traditional, BERNINA Factory Tour, Finished Appliqué Alex's Way, Big Love for Big Stitch Quilting, Make a Fun Fast Frameable Collage, Quilt Block Game, A Puzzle That Flys 

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June 14, 2021

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Featured Quilt - The "Ties" That Bind

As we've said many times before, a quilt doesn't have to be made out of cotton fabric to be a great quilt. For example, Patrice Denault made her quilt, Tom's Ties, out of, what else, ties! Winning Best Longarm Machine Workmanship - Traditional at the 2021 Spring Quilt Festival, Patrice says, "Tom asked if I would make a quilt with his carefully curated collection of ties from his days spent working in Boston. A small wall quilt would not do! I truly enjoyed the process of arranging all the beautiful silks into a quilt for him."

Interested in making a tie quilt? Alex will show you how in How to Use Natural Dyes and Hand Piecing with Youngmin Lee | Silk Tie Quilts with Alex Anderson.

BERNINA Sewing Machine Factory Tour in Switzerland

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Go behind the scenes and see where one of the world's most popular sewing machines gets made. Enjoy the BERNINA factory floor and learn some of its secrets directly from Switzerland.

And don't miss part two of this BERNINA series, coming this Wednesday, where Aneka of Made to Sew interviews Mr. Ueltschi, the owner of the BERNINA Sewing Machine factory.

Alex LIVE: Finished Appliqué Alex's Way

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Get Your Finished Appliqué Finished

There are a lot of ways to do appliqué. Alex has a way she does Machine Appliqué and she shows her method today. In Lesson 11, Wednesday, she will show how top quilter, Shelley Tobisch, does Machine Appliqué.

Join Alex LIVE TODAY on Monday, June 14, 2021 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.

BIG Love for Becky Goldsmith and Big Stitch Quilting

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Become A Fan of Big Stitch

"Great to see some big stitch quilting on TQS! It's all I do these days, I enjoy being able to see the stitching, and the quilting becomes almost an embellishment. Great show." - soniasimone

Learn Big Stitch quilting and all about thread from Becky in It's the Ultimate Thread Guide with Becky Goldsmith.

Make a Fun Fast Frameable Collage

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This Is The Perfect Creative Summer Activity!

Make a fun and easy personalized art piece to frame.

The kit includes a 4 ounce bottle of Gloss PPA glue (enough to make many collages!), a #4 detail brush, a 3/4 inch stroke brush, and 3 decorative napkins to get you started.

Follow along and make the project with Dee Christopher, who just made one in her Quilting Basics class. (Scroll to the bottom to find the Frameable Collage class).

Jinny Beyer's Memory Match Game

Fun, excitement, mystery and more about in Jinny Beyer Memory Match! What new block will you discover the first time you play?

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The Quilt Show Puzzle: "Spread Your Wings and Fly"

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"Spread Your Wings and Fly" by Teri Cherne

Teri's quilt, Spread Your Wings and Fly has the most exquisite thread work and quilting. It utilizes many different colors of WonderFil Metallic thread to bring out all the different shadings and textures seen throughout to create its realistic appearance. You'll want to take a closer look at the detail and edge finish as well.

See more of Teri's quilts in How to Draft a Quilt with Teri Cherne | Shoo Fly Quilt Block.

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