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The sixth biennial Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta will be held May 24-26, 2007. The 2005 Fiesta drew almost 3000 people, in excess of 500 entries and more than 50 vendors. The Fiesta is co-hosted by 15 fiber art guilds in New Mexico and the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc. Daily admission is $5. For more information, please go to www.fiberartsfiesta.org.

 

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The Campbell River, British Columbia recreation department is hosting its 2nd Annual Sewing and Needle Arts Show on February 23 & 24, showcasing talent from all over Vancouver Island.  The show is a fundraiser for sewing classes for adults who have special needs.  The proceeds raised from this show will assist in the purchase of sewing machines and fabric for the class participants.  For more information please contact judy.ridgway@campbellriver.ca.

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It has been announced that Walmart will soon be phasing out its fabric/notions section in all of its stores. The fabric section at WalMart has always been a hot topic for quilters. The decision is sure to spark a debate among quilters. For more information call 1-800-walmart.

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At Tims Art Quilt Studio and Gallery in La Veta, CO

MicroCosmos II is a show that features sets of three small 5 x 7 inch quilts - in other words, triptychs. The theme is Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. The deadline for entering this show is Februayr 23. All entries must be for sale and the asking price for the entire set may not exceed $250. The first show was a HUGE success. For complete details and entry forms visit Ricky's site, under his photo above - then > TAQS Gallery.

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Check back tomorrow for a better look!

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Yesterday morning, I like thousands and thousand quilters were tuned into The Today Show to see the $100,000.00 quilt winner. Congratulations Linda McCuean, your white on white quilt is stunning. I do wish they had shown it indoors, wasn’t fond of the set up. But honestly, if I were Linda, I don’t think I could sleep for the next two weeks! AND I hear the quilt will be at the Road to Ca show. How cool it will be to check it out in person.

See the winning quilt here.

For those of you watching, did you catch the part about Apple’s new technology? Both my Mom and daughter called at the same time asking about it, and because I was both answering phones, I missed most of it! I believe it is a new product that allows us to watch the internet on our TVs! How great is that??!! If any of you heard the details, please respond in the comment section. I want to know more.

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Quilter Ami Simms has a wonderful ongoing fund-raiser for Alzheimer’s research. Periodic auctions help raise the funds. For the current auction. You’ve got just a few hours left to bid on 24 exceptional little quilts at www.AlzQuilts.org . And they are little. None are over 9 inches by 12 inches. They’re called Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts for the urgent need of research funding and because if you’re the lucky winner your quilt will be mailed to you in a USPS cardboard priority mailer. Get your bid in by noon on Wednesday, January 10th.

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Just a selection of the fun quilts available for a worthwhile cause.

 

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We just received news that the grand prize winner of the $100,000 Quilt Challenge will be announced Tuesday Morning, January 9, 2007 on NBC TV’s Today Show. We have been told the winner will be there to receive “her” check and show her quilt.

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Yesterday we crossed a milestone! World Quilt Community member,”Flame” from Kent, Canterbury, UK, was our 2000th member! Congratulations “Flame”, you have won a free Gold Star Charter Membership!



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