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Show 2106: TQS Challenge with Meg Cox, Alex Anderson, and Ricky Tims

Featuring: Meg Cox

Posts On: September 10, 2017

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Making quilts for wordsmith Meg Cox, is about meaning, importance, and carrying on a tradition. This former Wall Street Journalist accepts the challenge to join Alex and Ricky in making a quilt based on their favorite musical. Each person's work was veiled in secrecy and you will be as surprised as they were by the results. They will share the message, tips, and techniques used to meet the challenge. Lo and behold, one of the three needs a bit of help when it comes to spelling. We won’t spill the beans, you will have to watch to find out the answer.

Show Information

Links to Artists:

Meg Cox

The Quilter's Catalog: A Comprehensive Resource Guide by Meg Cox

From Chapter One:

Alex and Ricky greet Meg. They discuss the meaning and importance of carrying on traditions and rituals. They discuss her latest book: The Book of New Family Traditions: How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays and Every Day. 

They also discuss her work with the Quilt Alliance and look at her quilts.

From Chapter Two:

Ricky display his challenge quilt. He shares his caveman style technique for sewing curves and demonstrates quilting words into a piece.

From Chapter Three:

Alex discusses her challenge quilt. She talks about fabric and color selection, a "sliver" technique with softly moving lines, wonky log cabins, and quilting lines. She also has a great tip for fixing an unexpted cut in the almost completed quilt.

From Chapter Four:

Not it's Meg's turn to show you her challenge quilt. She choose her musical based on her love of writing. She wanted it to be graphic and filled with strong words. Meg shows you how she created the quilt and includes a tip for including handwritten messages that become the back of the quilt.

After Set:

Meg talks about her husband and how she celebrated their marriage.

Books / Products / Artists Mentioned:

Maria Spier
 


Comments   

#38 bonnie48170 2017-10-15 10:37
Thank you so much for the meaningful tips on making a memory quilt. bonnie48170
#37 MSHendel 2017-10-02 08:50
sitting here with my kleenex, but smiling at the joy of sharing, wise words from all of you on grief, love and friendship. thanks for a fabulous show.
#36 NanaPie 2017-09-27 20:01
NuttyKin, the iron used is a Cem Global Cp43001 Continental Cp43001 Dry Iron that I have purchased from WalMart on line. They may also have them in their stores. I've used this brand iron for quilting for over fifteen years. They are perfect for quilting, have a pointed nose so you can press into tight areas. They're very inexpensive. I use mine nearly every day.
#35 NanaPie 2017-09-27 19:56
What a SPLENDID show! I enjoyed every minute of it.
#34 linsaledav 2017-09-25 15:04
Loved this show!
#33 Rita Calloway 2017-09-24 22:57
Thank you for the free show.I really enjoyed it.There seemed to be a special chemistry here in this show.
#32 khowardquilts 2017-09-24 21:47
Lovely show! I sat working on some embroidery that I hadn't touched since staying with my sick brother; he passed about 9 months after I stayed with him for a week. Plus, tomorrow will be a year from when my Mom passed. The last time I was with her (Sept. 23, 2016) I was doing some embroidery, too.
#31 Ginny McCann 2017-09-24 21:05
Who would ever think that the Quilt Show could evoke tears? God bless Meg, her resilience and healthy grief. My Dad died when I was 5. That was 69 years ago and I grieve him still as I never got to say good-bye. Well-meaning friends cared for me during the wake and funeral Mass but to my childish mind, my dad had disappeared from my life. Yes, I knew that he had died but I needed to say good-bye too.
#30 Patricia L Walters 2017-09-24 17:00
This show was SOOOO wonderful, that I took time to see the whole show instead of working to finish a painting for my next quilt which I've been painting on for months. Thank you to Meg, Alex and Ricky for the wonderful quilts and the stories behind them! LOVE the show!
#29 Lesley Morris 2017-09-24 14:16
Thank you Ricky for the wonderful sentiment at the end it wrapped up the show perfectly and... brought tears to the eyes !!

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