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

 

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In part two of Patricia's four-part series, you'll see quilts from the Invitational Flower Story Exhibit, the Bag Category, and Partnership Quilts.

Patricia Belyea from Okan Arts is attending the International Great Quilt Festival, which recently opened at the Tokyo Dome with over 50,000 people attending. The Festival is the largest quilt show in the world—spanning seven days—with an average of 250,000 visitors per year. Exhibitions, competitions, special shows, vendors, and more fill the huge baseball stadium. 

This is part two of four blogs that contain photos from the show. 

Click here to see photos from the show and read Patricia's blog.

Plumeria by Yoshiko Kurihara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Join the fun and learing with our Year-long quilt focused art program designed to help you find the artist within by:

  • Expanding your skills
  • Exploring your creative side
  • Improving your quilt compositions

Do you want to improve your understanding of color and not always feel the need to use a pre-made kit? Would you like to create original work that has real impact on viewers? Do you feel intimidated by a formal art class?

If you said yes, to any one of these questions, then you are the reason we created this program. Join TQS for a year of learning, fun, and exploration as we guide you through the basics of Elements and Principles of Design and a whole host of other topics centered on the quilting art form.

  • Learn how leading quilt artists use these techniques in their work
  • Weekly topic will include helpful images and a practice worksheet
  • Work at your own pace while learning the fundamentals

Our art focused quilting class begins next week! We encourage you to gather your school supplies together before our first lesson.
Items we suggest:

  • Three ring notebook with dividers
  • Assorted colored pencils
  • White copy paper
  • Graph paper
  • Construction paper in assorted colors
  • Other craft tools such as glue stick, scissors, ruler, etc.
  • Scrap fabric from your fabric stash

Join the fun!  You'll be glad you did!

 
 

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This design from Leah requires only a bit of travel stitching, which makes it easier for quilters of all skill levels to master. It would make a terrific landscape quilting design to quilt as the sky or ocean. It also has just the right amount of flow to make it work perfectly as an all-over bed quilting design too! Click on "Go to Tutorial" to read more about the design.

 

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Victoria's website carries a number of great templates for use in creating her patterns. You can make a beautiful quilt just like "Color Play" using her Full Melon Template and the Double Wedding Ring Template Concave Square of her Double Wedding Ring Set. Victoria writes, "SUPER fast easy piecing... no seam to match up, learn and master your curve."

Star Members can watch Victoria in Show 2002: Look Out! Double Rings and Curves Ahead.

ColorPlaybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

ColorPlaybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

ColorPlaybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

ColorPlaybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 36 Pieces Rotating

ColorPlaybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 100 Pieces Rotating

ColorPlaybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Victoria's website carries a number of great templates for use in creating her patterns. You can make a beautiful quilt just like "Color Play" using her Full Melon Template and the Double Wedding Ring Template Concave Square of her Double Wedding Ring Set. Victoria writes, "SUPER fast easy piecing... no seam to match up, learn and master your curve."

Star Members can watch Victoria in Show 2002: Look Out! Double Rings and Curves Ahead.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Okay, the word “club" is being used loosely — there’s nothing to actually join. Still, Ricky Tims is gathering a virtual group of quilters for a fun, “take-your-time” project and it’s totally free! The Legacy Quilt Club is the name Ricky is giving to anyone wanting to play along. Starting in February, Ricky will be offering free downloads of the block patterns for the Legacy Quilt on his personal website (www.rickytims.com). Ricky will be presenting one pattern per month for the next 20 months!
 
In 2015 Ricky designed the blocks for a local production of, The Quilters. Most of the blocks in this quilt are used to intertwine the stories of pioneer women. The play reveals their hardships, their celebrations, and their tragedies. Ricky’s local theater company performed the show in 2015. The blocks are used to help tell the stories of the pioneer women. Due to the small theater in La Veta, Colorado, Ricky’s Legacy Quilt had to be designed horizontally. You can make yours vertically.
 
The Legacy Quilt is filled with timeless classic quilt blocks. Each block is fifteen inches.
 
THE NEW BLENDABLES from RICKY TIMS INC.
 
Look at the Flying Geese Block using Ricky’s hand-dyed blendables. Ricky will be presenting four color-way options featuring his new Blendables — beautiful gradations of hand-dyed fabrics. Using the Blendables is totally optional, but we know you’ll love them. The hardest part will be choosing which is your favorite colorway. Lucky Legacy Quilt Club participants will get a coupon code for 15% off of these beautiful Blendables when the project launches.
 
The Legacy Quilt Club starts in just a few days at www.rickytims.com! Watch your newsletters for more details.
 
 
 
 

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Patricia Belyea from Okan Arts is attending the International Great Quilt Festival, which recently opened at the Tokyo Dome with over 50,000 people attending. The Festival is the largest quilt show in the world—spanning seven days—with an average of 250,000 visitors per year. Exhibitions, competitions, special shows, vendors, and more fill the huge baseball stadium. Luckily for TQS, Patricia is sharing her experience.

She will be sharing four blogs that contain photos from the show. Thank you Patricia!

Click here to see photos from the show and read Patricia's blog.

Grand Prix First Prize Winner by Tokiko Yanazawa

Grand Prix First Prize Winner by Tokiko Yanazawa

 

 

 

 

 

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Houston Quilt Festival 2016 had a special Japanese section with a wonderful assortment of quilts. Here are three for you to enjoy.
 

 

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The "Bright Lights Big City" quilt  is from Victoria's book, Double Wedding Rings, Traditions Made Modern. The pattern is included in the book.

Star Members can learn more about Victoria and the quilt in Show 2002: Look Out! Double Rings and Curves Ahead.

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 36 Pieces Rotating

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 100 Pieces Rotating

BrightLightsBigCitybyVictoriaFindlayWolfe - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

 

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