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The Quilt Show Newsletter June 9, 2021

Sue Nickels' Judge's Choice, Becky's Show Is A Hit, Alex Technique Classes, Making of Traditional Balinese Handwoven Ikat Fabric, Aerial Fat Quarter Bundle, A "Poppy" Puzzle 

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Welcome to Wednesday

June 9, 2021

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Featured Quilt - A Variation On A Classic

Here is the second Judge's Choice recipient from the 2021 Virtual Spring Quilt Festival. Awarded by TQS favorite Sue Nickels (Show 1808), Richland Oaks by Mel Dugosh is Mel's interpretation on a quilting classic. Mel says of her inspiration for the piece, "My life in circles - a metro hoop variation of a traditional Civil War Bride Classic." And really, you can't go wrong with a classic, especially one like this with exquisite hand appliqué.

Becky's Track Record Is Intact, Her Show is A Hit!

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Great Job Becky

As you may have guessed, people love Becky Goldsmith's new show. "Fantastic show. Loved every minute." "Every chapter of the show was interesting and applicable. Great job folks." - Pamela Crause

Learn from Becky and see what people are talking about in It's the Ultimate Thread Guide with Becky Goldsmith.

Alex's LIVE Break Continues, Try A New Class Instead

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Don't Miss Out On Great Classes

Even though Alex is taking the week off, that doesn't mean you have to stop learning. Alex has many other classrooms from which to choose. Along with quilt projects, there are technique classes as well. Learn how to hand quilt, make a LeMoyne star, bind your quilt, or select fabrics for your stash. Take a few minutes to explore everything Alex has to teach.

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

The Making of Traditional Balinese Handwoven Ikat Fabric

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See How Fabric Is Made In Another Country

During her show, Gale Carson (Show 2811) showcased a variety of unique fabrics from around the world. One of those is Bali Ikat, a black fabric that was so stunning Ricky had to buy some for himself. See how this amazing fabric is made and produced in this informative video.

New In The Store - Aerial Fat Quarter Bundle from Windham Fabrics

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Colors To See From The Sky Above

This wonderfully colorful bundle of fabrics designed by Artist Tamara Kate is all about "Appreciating the little things... Sunlight, little colorful winged creatures, petals and leaves floating on the wind... Simple things that delight!"

With hand drawn and watercolor painted elements, Aerial is an enchanting collection that is teaming with vibrancy and life.

Includes 19, 18" x 21" fabric pieces in 15 different designs.

The Quilt Show Puzzle: Poppies In The Field

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"The Poppy Quilt" by Heidi Farmer

The Poppy Quilt was the first quilt that Heidi made on her Innova. Knowing that it would take more time to make, and not wanting to leave the quilt pinned to a rented machine for so long, Heidi took the plunge and got her Innova with the express purpose of making this quilt. Take a look at all the teeny, tiny little circles in the background, and the work in the flower itself, because it also Heidi's first appliqué quilt.

See more of Heidi's quilts in How to Do Longarm Embroidery with Heidi Farmer | Stabilizer Examples with Judy Fredenburgh.

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