Would you like to be part of our live studio audience for taping of The Quilt Show? Tickets are free! The first taping is March 9, 10, and 11. Here is the information you'll need.

1. Please do not request tickets unless you are certain you will attend. We have limited seating and will only provide enough tickets for the seats availalbe. If you take a ticket and do not attend, we will have empty seats that could have been used by someone else. We know where you live - if you don't use your ticket, the quilt police will come and get you! - All kidding aside, please don't request tickets if you will not use them.

2. The taping will last all day with a lunch break. So plan to sit for a while.

3. The taping will be held at Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery in La Veta, CO on March 9, 10, and 11.

4. You may choose to request tickets for one day, two days, or all three days.

5. Request tickets by selecting Contact on the Menu Bar and select General Inquiries for your subject.

6. Include your name - number of tickets - what day(s) you are requesting.

7. Lodging in La Veta is limited. A lodging list will be provided upon receipt of ticket request. It is possible that you will only find lodging outside of La Veta - 15-60 minutes away. (Walsenburg, Alamosa, Trinidad, Pueblo.

8. Additional travel information will be provided upon request - contact us via General Inquiries.

9. Tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis.


The Home Machine Quilting Seminar (HMQS) will be held April 19-21, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Get Your HMQS Registrations In Today! Classes are Filling Up As You Read This E-mail! With over 100 classes to choose from on a variety of topics, we are sure you'll find many classes you just have to take at HMQS 2007! Classes will run Wednesday, April 18th through Saturday, April 21st, with evening classes available. There will be lots of hands-on classes, plus many fun projects and skills to learn. Some classes have limited space. To view the class schedule click here: http://www.hmqs.org/class_schedule.html. For class registration questions please contact Show Director, Ann Collet, at (801) 298-3844 or ann@hmqs.org



Lake County Quilters Guild's 25th Annual FANtastic quilt show will be held March 1 & 2, 2007 in Mount Dora, Florida. Admission is $5. For more information contact kat@katsquilts.com




The traveling exhibit of quilts from the “Put a Roof Over Our Head” contest sponsored by The Alliance for American Quilts will be hanging from February 5 until March 17 at three locations in Texas, all of them divisions of the Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin. Please see http://www.centerforthequilt.org/contest_schedule.php for details.


New Limerick, ME - The Friends and Needle Quilt Guild will be hosting their 3rd Annual Make A Blanket Day Feb 10, 2007. On their first Make A Blanket Day over 125 quilts were made. Last year over 80 quilters showed up to make 200+ quilts in one day to help fill th cupboards for children in need. Since theGuild formed the chapter two years ago, they have donated over 400 quilts. For more information contact kquilts@pwless.com.



HOUSTON—January 15, 2007—It is the premiere wearable art event in the quilt and home sewing world, one which showcases the amazing creativity of seasoned artists and designers. The annual Bernina Fashion show brings together the best wearable art garments of the year, and the 43 designers whose creations will be featured in the 2007 edition, Diamond Odyssey, have been announced.

The show features meticulously sewn, quilted, and embellished garments from practical street wear to elaborate fantasy designs. And due to popular demand, there are more ways than ever to see the garments. In addition to the full fashion shows at the upcoming International Quilt Market and Festival this fall, each will feature a rotating daily display of garments. Festival will also feature a “Meet the Designers” section on the show floor.

The title of this year’s show is not just by chance—it celebrates a diamond anniversary. “2007 is the 75th anniversary of the Bernina Brand,” says Gayle Hillert, Senior Product Manager Bernina International/Special Projects Bernina of America. The company is actually 114 years old, but was originally called Fritz Gegauf AG, after the founder. “Bernina has been a family owned company for four generations. In 1932, we produced the first household sewing machine and named that division Bernina after a mountain in the Swiss Alps. And the rest is history."

Diamond Odyssey will premiere to the industry on October 28 at International Quilt Market, and to the public on November 1, at International Quilt Festival. Both shows are held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The garments will then travel to several other shows and venues, including the spring 2008 International Quilt Festival in Chicago.
The show features professional models, live commentary on the garments’ creation by Jennifer Gigas, Director of Education/Training for Bernina, and top-quality lights, sound, and music. A panel of judges will also vote on the best garment to receive the Bernina Crème de la Crème Award.

Any designer is welcome to submit a garment portfolio for consideration for a Bernina Fashion Show, and a jury of wearable art experts narrows it down to the final list of who will be in the show. For a complete listing of this years Bernina Fashion Show Designers or to learn how to submit a portfolio for consideration, please visit www.quilts.com




Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories, a project of The Alliance for American Quilts, is adding to its collection of more than 550 interviews!  Karen Musgrave, Alliance board member and chair of the project, will be interviewing 30 members of the Latina quilting group Los Hilos de la Vida (Threads of Life – loshilosdelavida.blogspot.com) in Boonville, California in March.   These women have been making compelling story quilts for many years.  For more information see http://www.centerforthequilt.org/qsos/qsos.html or contact Karen at karenmusgrave@sbcgloba.net.

 The Alliance for American Quilts is a national, member-driven nonprofit organization, committed to preserving and sharing the rich stories that quilts tell about our nation’s diverse people and communities. The Alliance’s Center for the Quilt Online, www.centerforthequilt.org offers a wealth of free resources related to quilts and quiltmakers.



 Madison, WI – Sept. 13-15, 2007 – Enter your quilts NOW in this show to be held at the Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center. This three-day event is presented by Wisconsin Public Television and Sewing With Nancy®.  There are 10 categories with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes in each category.  First place wins $500, 2nd wins $300 and 3rd place earns $200.  The Best of Show winner will be awarded $1,500. The 2007 Quilt Expo quilt contest entry forms and 2006 winners are available at www.wiquiltexpo.com




The dates for this year's International Quilt Festival in Chicago are April 13-15, 2007. The festival will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. For more information and advance ticket purchase or information on vendors, classes and exhibiits, visit www.quilts.com



Without teachers whose innovative ideas and passion for sharing their knowledge, there would not be machine quilting shows like Machine Quilters Exposition (MQX). These women and men have revolutionized machine quilting, turning the general quilting industry on its ear and brought machine quilting from being shunned to an accepted art form. MQX would like to acknowledge and honor one of these teachers with the First Annual Machine Quilting Teacher-of-the-Year Award.

Nominations for this award will be accepted from December 1, 2006 through February 1, 2007. Instead of this contest being exclusively by popular vote (although popularity will certainly be considered), the winner will be chosen from nomination essays received and reviewed by a panel of impartial members of the machine quilting community. In 300 words or less, please help our panel understand how this teacher has not only impacted you as a machine quilter, but how you feel this teacher may have impacted the machine quilting community as a whole.

This award is open to all machine quilting teachers throughout the industry, not just teachers at MQX. Please submit your nomination essay by email to MQXShow@comcast.net, in a Word document if at all possible, with "Machine Quilting Teacher-of-the-Year" in the subject line.

The winner of the 2007 Machine Quilting Teacher-of-the-Year Award will be notified by phone by April 2nd, and publicly announced at the MQX Banquet and Awards Celebration on Friday, April 13th, 2007.

For additional information, call 866-675-4355, email MQX@comcast.net or visit the website www.MQXShow.com


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