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Photo by Gregory Case Photography

The end of your year-long hard work is in sight!  This month you are making the simple borders to balance a busy quilt. With our quick piecing techniques, you’ll fly through the Flying Geese. 

Thinking about the binding?  Check out Alex and Ricky's two clever tutorials.


November Owl by TQS Member Jessieh

We would love to see your progress, so be sure to post images in Show and Tell here. We love Jessieh's adorable owl.

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We caught up with Lessa at IQA Houston 2015.

 

Teacher, judge and quilt maker Lessa has been teaching quilting since the mid ‘70s and has enjoyed every moment of meeting and sharing her knowledge with quilters around Australia and abroad. She is a Life Member of the Quilters Guild of South Australia and was awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday honours in June 2002 for services to the art of quiltmaking as a teacher. She was presented with the Rajah Award at AQC in Melbourne in 2007. Her love is traditional quilts and promoting early Australian quilts. - See more at: http://aqc.com.au/about-the-tutors-in-2016/#sthash.dzTgrf2E.dpuf
Teacher, judge and quilt maker Lessa has been teaching quilting since the mid ‘70s and has enjoyed every moment of meeting and sharing her knowledge with quilters around Australia and abroad. She is a Life Member of the Quilters Guild of South Australia and was awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday honours in June 2002 for services to the art of quiltmaking as a teacher. She was presented with the Rajah Award at AQC in Melbourne in 2007. Her love is traditional quilts and promoting early Australian quilts. - See more at: http://aqc.com.au/about-the-tutors-in-2016/#sthash.dzTgrf2E.dpuf
Teacher, judge and quilt maker Lessa has been teaching quilting since the mid ‘70s and has enjoyed every moment of meeting and sharing her knowledge with quilters around Australia and abroad. She is a Life Member of the Quilters Guild of South Australia and was awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday honours in June 2002 for services to the art of quiltmaking as a teacher. She was presented with the Rajah Award at AQC in Melbourne in 2007. Her love is traditional quilts and promoting early Australian quilts. - See more at: http://aqc.com.au/about-the-tutors-in-2016/#sthash.dzTgrf2E.dpuf
 

Meet Lessa Siegele, the designer of the TQS 2016 BOM "The Rajah Quilt Revisited."  Teacher, judge and quilt maker Lessa has been teaching quilting since the mid-'70s and has enjoyed every moment of meeting and sharing her knowledge with quilters around Australia and abroad. She is a Life Member of the Quilters Guild of South Australia and was awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) in the Queen’s Birthday honors in June 2002, for services to the art of quiltmaking as a teacher. She was presented with the Rajah Award at AQC (Australian Quilt Convention) in Melbourne in 2007.

Teacher, judge and quilt maker Lessa has been teaching quilting since the mid ‘70s and has enjoyed every moment of meeting and sharing her knowledge with quilters around Australia and abroad. She is a Life Member of the Quilters Guild of South Australia and was awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday honours in June 2002 for services to the art of quiltmaking as a teacher. She was presented with the Rajah Award at AQC in Melbourne in 2007. Her love is traditional quilts and promoting early Australian quilts. - See more at: http://aqc.com.au/about-the-tutors-in-2016/#sthash.dzTgrf2E.dpuf

Lessa Siegele has a passion for historic Australian quilts and teaching.  One of her favorites is the Rajah Quilt, in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. It's a huge quilt, approximately 128" inches square.  Made in 1841, it was sewn by women convicts on board the ship Rajah, which left England in April 1841 and arrived at the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land (now known as Tasmania) that July.  The original quilt bears the following inscription:


This quilt worked by the Convicts of the ship Rajah during their voyage to Van Diemen's Land is presented as a testimony of the gratitude with which they remember their exertions for their welfare while in England and during their passage and also as proof that they have not neglected the Ladies kind admonition of being industrious.  June 1841

Lessa recreated the Rajah Quilt in a quarter scale with fabrics from her stash.  She used many different scraps, imagining that's what might have happened when the orginal quilt was being made.  She loosely followed the colors of the original quilt, and tea-dyed fabrics that didn't look old enough (you could also use reproduction fabrics).  The TQS version is more contemporary, using Cotton + Steel fabrics.

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***BOM PATTERN IS A FREE STAR MEMBER BONUS***

 


Photo by Gregory Case Photography

Join us on a TQS exclusive 12-month historic journey recreating the historic Rajah Quilt, sewn by women convicts on board the ship Rajah, traveling from England in April, 1841, to the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land (now known as Tasmania).  The original quilt measured approximately 128" x 128," but Lessa Siegele recreated it in quarter scale with fabrics from her stash, loosely following the colors of the original quilt, and tea-dying fabrics that didn't look old enough.  The more contemporary-looking version being offered by TQS is made from Cotton + Steel fabrics.

 

Along with each monthly installment, we will share with you historic facts about the women and the amazing journey of this celebrated quilt.  We hope that as you work on it, you will find inspiration, while being transported back in time.

The Rajah Quilt Revisited (66" x 66") program will begin with the first pattern installment on January 1, 2016.  In the meantime, to help you get ready, be sure to download the Introduction Packet, which includes everything you will need to begin working on the "Rajah Quilt Revisited" BOM quilt.  From fabric requirements and color selections to appliqué and embroidery tutorials, we have thought of everything to make this an enjoyable and rewarding journey for you to cherish.

***Download the Introduction packet pdf, so you're ready when the program begins on January 1, 2016***

See Fabric Requirements below:

 

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Free Tickets Available
It's time once again to reserve your tickets for the next set of TQS tapings!
Here are the dates, guidelines and policies for requesting tickets.

 

Studio Location

WESTWORKS STUDIOS (Inside the Comcast Building)

4100 E. Dry Creek Road
Centennial, CO 80122

 

Dates: Friday-Wednesday, August 19-24, 2016.

Two shows are taped each day. Attending the entire day is required.

Cut-off date for requests is August 1, 2016, or when sold out.

Who can get tickets?  Free tickets are available for Basic and Star Members.

Free tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis.
To reserve a ticket, you will need to provide the following information:
          Full given name
          Profile name
          Email address
          Day you would like to attend

If you are requesting tickets for more than one person, you will need to provide the same information for each additional person.

All requested tickets MUST be used. Please do not request tickets if you are not committed to attending. Seating is limited to 50 and we do not overbook the seating area. Unused tickets result in empty seats, diminishing the energy of the show and denying someone else the opportunity to attend. If you have reserved tickets that result in a "no-show" or "partial-show," you will not be eligible for tickets to future show tapings.

Due to the overwhelming number of requests, tickets will be distributed for only one day of attendance. Confirmation of tickets will be in the form of an e-mail document.

To make your request for free tickets, or to get further information about tickets and our ticket policies, e-mail lilobowman.thequiltshow@gmail.com . Please note that your e-mail request for tickets should state the word TICKET in the subject line. Requests are processed in the order received.

**Large groups of 5 or more should contact Lilo directly at (817) 367-9363.

 

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Take a look at the Best of Show for QuiltCon 2015, and other winners.  Stay tuned for more photos from the show...and interesting artist interviews.

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Connie Griner won 2nd Place, Large Quilts–Home Machine Quilted: 2015 AQS QuiltWeek® Albuquerque. She completed the TQS BOM 2013, Two of Us, designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly and put her own spin on it.  Melissa Winters talks with Connie about her quilt, SOLITAIRE.  Look what happens when given a deadline!

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Alex was recently at a trade show in Las Vegas to introduce her new product line with Floriani.  We can't wait to find it in our local quilt shop.

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“Have you ever stumbled across a product that totally exceeded your expectations? It is one of the best experiences in life. The only thing that can make it better is if you are desperately searching for a solution when you find this product by accident. Such was the case for me.

When a product I have used for years went through some changes and I found myself searching for a replacement, a friend asked if I had ever tried Floriani Products. I had not, but I immediately began looking for them. I contacted several Quilt Shops before finding one that carried Floriani, and once I tried them I fell in love. I couldn’t believe these products had existed for years and I didn’t know about them! Not only did I not know about them, but most of the Quilting World did not know about them, so I made it my mission to change that!

I phoned the office of RNK Distributing, looking for the creator of the Floriani Product Line, and was referred to Kay Brooks. When I talked to Kay, I explained how much I loved using the products, and that I was perplexed how few people in the Quilting World knew about them or had access to them through their local Quilt Shops. I wanted to change that for the good of the industry.

Within a matter of minutes, Ricky (not my Ricky Tims, but Kay’s husband - and by now you know Ricky and Kay are the RNK Founders) asked a question that will no doubt have a major impact on the Quilting Industry. He asked me if I would like to work with Kay to build a line of quilting products per my specifications, using the adhesives and fusibles Kay had created for Floriani, that would be distributed exclusively through Independent (no chains or mass) retailers.

That was the beginning of Quilters Select™ by Floriani with Alex Anderson. Since that day, Kay and I have worked nonstop to choose the World’s Best Quilting Products, and I have personally tweaked each one of them to assure the perfect performance for my quilters. This line truly is Made by Quilters for Quilters!"

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Frustrated by traditional appliqué methods?  Check out the amazing Apliquick tools recommended by Lynette Anderson (Episode 1601).  These surgical steel tools will take your method from frustrating to fantastic.

 

The Apliquick Tools will simplify your glue stick appliqué.  Each packet comes with two tools.  Hold one in your left hand to hold fabric in place.  With the other tool you simply hold your fabric as you turn it to the wrong side and press it in place.  Check out the video to see how this tool will change your life!

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Photo by Gregory Case Photography

Teacher, author and award-winning quilter Sally Collins has been sewing for a long time - long enough to develop the exacting methods that result in her stunning and technically flawless pieces.  Join us in Episode 1602 as Sally reveals:

  • Secrets to creating perfect templates, even for unusual shapes
  • How to perfectly chain piece
  • How to iron seams correctly

We finish with a tour of the day’s location, Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, CA, where Alex hosts the annual Quilting in the Garden event every September…and where Sally also receives an unexpected sweet surprise!

 

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The Ricky Tims Super Seminar is ready to start. This is a fun and original event location. Take a look.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
 

 

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