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Is this the Road to California block? Not sure? Play the game and find out.

 

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Welcome back to the Table Glitz Series from Jen at Shabby Fabrics. This month, she is teaching you how to make heart placemats & coasters just in time for Valentine's Day.
 
 

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The Mandala continues to grow! Join Ann in part 4 of her Mandala Unplugged hand stitching project. In this tutorial, you'll be adding to your mandalas by working strands of Oya (Turkish edging), finishing a four-piece appliqué set by turning edges with glue, making a mini ruffle, and fabric foldigami. Enjoy!

Please join the Mandala Unplugged Facebook group for support and camaraderie. 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Experimenting with textures, fabrics, dyeing and weaving, fiber artist Betty Busby makes stunning works of art. Watch as she is featured on the PBS series, ¡COLORES!.

Star Members can watch Betty here at TQS in Show 2202: Working with Unusual Materials and Decoding an Antique Block.

 

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Multi-Award winning artist Melissa Sobotka has added another ribbon to her treasure trove. Her quilt, Santorini Sunset, won Best Use of Color at Road to California 2018.
 
Melissa writes:
"This quilt was a venture outside my normal style so it makes this recognition even sweeter."
 
Artist Statement:
"I desperately tried to photograph the golden hour (sunset) in Santorini Greece, but that was an image so many had already capture. So I added a new twist, and challenged myself to turn the sunset-washed town into an abstract for a new perspective."
 

Click here to see more of Melissa's amazing quilts.


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More fabulous "macro" image quilts like Chroma can be found in Betty's gallery. Click here to see more.

Star Members can watch Betty in Show 2202: Working with Unusual Materials and Decoding an Antique Block.

ChromabyBettyBusby - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

ChromabyBettyBusby - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

ChromabyBettyBusby - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

ChromabyBettyBusby - 35 Pieces Rotating

ChromabyBettyBusby - 99 Pieces Rotating

ChromabyBettyBusby - 300 Pieces Rotating

Photos Courtesy of Betty Busby

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More fabulous "macro" image quilts like Chroma can be found in Betty's gallery. Click here to see more.

Star Members can watch Betty in Show 2202: Working with Unusual Materials and Decoding an Antique Block.

Photos Courtesy of Betty Busby

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Have loose buttons roaming around your sewing room? Why not take a few minutes to make these cute earrings from The Button Blog. Wouldn't they make a great Valentine's gift?
 
 
 

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This fascinating quilt, Double Take from Earamichia Brown, features two different views of the same image. She showcases the mirror image of the original subject using two distinct techniques, one with fabric only and one with pencil only. The original photo used for the quilt was created by Milton Washington.
 

Double Take was exhibited in the Art-Painted Surface category sponsored by The Quilt Show at the Houston International Quilt Festival.

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In a recent article by JUDITH H. DOBRZYNSKI at The New York Times (click here to read full article), we learned that documentary filmmaker Ken Burns really values quilts. When talking about one of the quilts in his collection, he says, "If you consider the thousands of woman-hours that went into this, it's just an extraordinary thing." “I would not trade it for a $25 million painting by you-name-the-artist,” he added.

And now a number of those quilts are going on display at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Nebraska.

Uncovered

The Ken Burns Collection

January 19 - May 13, 2018

Prolific film-maker and documentarian Ken Burns loves antique American quilts.

To him, each of these textiles represents a moment in time and American history—a nexus of individuals and geography and culture that can never be fully recovered, but which is nevertheless represented in these strikingly graphic compositions. Burns is less concerned with the provenance and genealogy of his quilts than with their gestalt—both their visual impact on the viewer, and their implicit connections to life stories.

Displayed alongside eloquent, anecdotal thoughts about quilts, collecting, art and authenticity, Burns’ quilts function as his films do: they spark dialogue and remind us—he hopes—of our shared humanity.


 

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