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

Featuring: Meg Cox

Posts On: September 10, 2017


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


#23 libwiz 2017-09-20 11:46
Are there any updates on the iPad Pro problem? I was hopeful that the upgrade to iOS11 would fix the issue but no such luck. ☹️ I have the iPad Pro 10.5 now running iOS11 and when I touch the play button, the video goes black, same as before. Really frustrating since this is my preferred device.
#22 JUJUB 2017-09-18 16:53
Thank you for the Meg Cox show. Being a widow about 4 1/2 years really helped me to deal with a bag of my husbands shirts saved for making quilts. I have not been able to open the bag but after hearing the show I am ready to go.All I could think of was cutting squares but now with the 3 of you showing great creativity in your quilts today with words,material and the thought behind what you did. It made me want to start getting into that shirt bag and making quilts for my kids, grandkids and myself to bring the good memories back to life. Thanks for a great show!
#21 babawawa 2017-09-18 14:21
The show with Meg Cox is one of the best shows TQS has ever done. The stories behind the challenge quilts were fascinating and really moving. The quilting tips were easy and clever. I hope there will be more shows with musical themes in the future. More of Ricky singing please and bring a piano onto the set and get the guests and audience singing along! Also, thanks for the info about Meg's newsletters. She is an example for us all about how to live life well and fully.
#20 quilterbabs 2017-09-18 00:14
What a great show that was. Meg is so inspirational. I lost my husband of 54 years a few months back. I used his Hawaiian print shirts and T shirts and made 3 quilts for our three children. Quilting really helped me through the difficult time. Thank you for such a meaningful show.
#19 Pstare 2017-09-17 19:40
Tears are streaming down my face after the "after show". Thank you for this show. I loved all of it but the honest, open sharing during the after show was very meaningful to me!
#18 Leighway 2017-09-17 13:38
I didn't think I'd like this show, because I'm not a big fan of Broadway...but, I had some hand sewing to do so I went with it....I'm so grateful to you all! It opened my heart and reconnected something in me that I hadn't realized had gone quiet....of course, there Kleenex all over the place now and I'm humming tunes from old B'way shows.
This is one of the best episodes EVER!! Many thanks.
#17 MJLeonard 2017-09-17 08:19
Thank you Alex, Ricky and Meg. I am so inspired to make a special quilt for my cousin, who works with Hello Dolly on Broadway and got to be on stage when they were awarded a TONY!!! Perfect!!!!
Thank you for all you do
Mary Jo
#16 judith123 2017-09-17 01:26
Thank you for such a moving and inspiring show. This show really reached the essence of great quilting.
#15 Leona 2017-09-16 17:55
Love everything about this episode.
#14 lbarnes 2017-09-16 08:12
This was a great show. What an inspiration Meg Cox is.
Also, I was wondering which Steady Betty pressing mat you all were using. I've been to their web-site but wasn't sure which style it is. Thank you.

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