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The Quilt Show Newsletter June 7, 2021

2nd Place Winner, Learn About Thread Fibers From Becky, An Algorithm for Quilting?, Becky Goldsmith's Books In The Store, Quilt Block Game, A Puzzle For The "Soul" 

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June 7, 2021

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Featured Quilt - A Sweet Treat For The Hot Season

As Summer draws near, so do those Summer mainstays. Swimming, playing outside, and enjoying a popsicle on a hot day. While we can't give you an actual popsicle, we can give you the next best thing (at least that's quilting related). Creamsicle Swirl by Kelly Spell won 2nd Place - Mid-Century Mod at the 2021 Virtual Spring Quilt Festival, which was made during a workshop with Patricia Belyea. "It is inspired by a relief sculpture at the TVA's Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant. The circles and swirls are a nod to the plant's massive turbines and the water they pump from the Tennessee River."

Alex LIVE Back June 14 -

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Now Is Your Time To Catch Up

Alex will be taking the week off from her LIVE classroom in order to finish up Spinning Spools strong. In the meantime, you can review the lessons or if you haven't started yet now is the perfect time to begin!

Put your pictures up in the forum.

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

Learn About Threads & Handwork with Becky

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Learn Why Thread Fiber is Just as Important as Thread

In our new show, Becky Goldsmith discusses the importance of understanding how thread fiber can affect your work with some "hot" demonstrations, including how each fiber has its own strengths and weaknesses that you need to understand!

Get more helpful hints from Becky in It's the Ultimate Thread Guide with Becky Goldsmith.

Algorithms for Quilting???

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Is It The Future of Quilting?

"A new algorithm automates the notoriously complicated—and often frustrating—process of figuring out the order of steps in advanced quilting patterns."

How does it do it? Read on to find out!

["Each of the blocks in this quilt were designed using an algorithm-based tool developed by Stanford researchers."] (Photo Credit: Mackenzie Leake)

Get Becky Goldsmith's Books from Her Latest Show

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Hand Sewing

Make sewing by hand your next creative accomplishment! Embrace the chance to unwind and enjoy the process of creating hand made quilt blocks with Becky Goldsmith’s step-by-step instructions.

The Ultimate Thread Guide

Learn all about threads and how to know which is right for your project. This amazing reference guide features a handy thread use key and the inside scoop on thread types and fibers, thread weight, choosing the correct sewing machine needle for your thread, and how thread is made.

Learn about thread, and Becky's books, in our latest show, It's the Ultimate Thread Guide with Becky Goldsmith.

Jinny Beyer's Memory Match Game

Have you experienced the joy of finishing a whole Jinny Beyer Memory Match? Well, even if you have you can always do another one to feel it again.

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The Quilt Show Puzzle: "I've Been Searchin' My Soul"

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"Soul Searching" by Kathy Doughty

Kathy writes, "At some point in time we all start with a bit of a blank page. We start accumulating fabrics for a variety or reasons. Soon we have fabrics folded, stacked, jammed, shoved, drawered or shelved in baskets, boxes and bags. Every precious piece has meaning and we continue to hunt down every elusive bit we can to make up the perfect stash. Well...I say start using that stash!" And that's what she did with Soul Searching.

See more of Kathy's quilts in How to Do Free Form Appliqué and Traditional Quilts with Kathy Doughty.

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