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We want to see your work, and as an incentive, we're offering you the chance to win one of FOUR Super Goodie bags (filled with lots of studio-audience giveaways) just for posting your work in Show and Tell by March 23. Winners will be announced in the Newsletter and Daily Blog on March 25.

You can find the instructions for this 'Modern' Sawtooth Star on the Projects Page.

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We are pleased to announce that a member from Down Under has been selected the winner in the Folded Fiber Book Contest! TQS Member,valerieg aka Valerie Giles, was selected at random as the winner for her "Our Garden 2014" Folded Fiber Book in Cheryl Lynch's (Episode 811) class.  As the winner, valerieg will receive a signed copy of Cheryl Lynch's Embellishments book AND a little bundle of Dutch fabric!

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Congratulations Valerie and thank you Cheryl!

If you'd like to create your own portrait quilt, visit Cheryl's classroom.

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Photos by Gregory Case Photography

It may sound like a quilter's dream, but it's "real life" for popular blogger, author, fabric and pattern designer Tula Pink. Within 24 hours of posting her first fabric designs on line, Tula was contacted by a major fabric company who wanted to produce the entire collection! The rest is history.

In episode 1406, Tula - who loves to give traditional patterns a contemporary twist with current fabrics - shares a clever method for building a color scheme and demos how to "fussy cut the Tula way" using 1/4" masking tape and your rotary ruler.

But wait! There's more! Award-winning longarm quilter Karen Marchetti also drops by with tips for expanding your machine-quilting repertoire - and your confidence - by building on the basics already in your toolbelt.

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QuiltCon, presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, is announcing its return to the Austin Convention Center, February 19-22, 2015.  This show is an unrivaled international conference and show for modern quilters. It includes a juried modern quilt show with cash prizes, vendors, demos, lectures and workshops from the best modern quilters, and more.

For 2015, they have nearly doubled their space and are offering a larger exhibition of quilts, vendor and workshop space.  They are projected to host 10,000 attendees from around the world.

Workshops, lectures, and panels will include the quilters of Gee's Bend, Maura Ambrose, Bill Kerr, Elizabeth Hartman, Weeks Ringle, Angela Walters, Denyse Schmidt and many more.

Over 100 vendors and exhibitors will offer conference and show attendees a unique shopping experience geared toward the interests and tastes of modern quilters.

Member registration opens June 24, 2014 and general public registration opens on July 1, 2014.

Quilt in QuiltCon banner is "Fireworks" by Tara Faughnan.

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Just in
 time for International Quilting Weekend - All TQS Series DVDs are on sale. Purchase one for 19.95 or three for $45.00. Now is your chance to stock up!

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And there's more!

 

All DVD and Fabric Specials will be available through March 31st.

6403_assorted.jpegGet your BOM Scrap Bag for just $14.95 - featuring 2 1/2 yards of assorted scraps from TQS BOMs.

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6403_neutral.jpg6403_bright.jpgOr how about a Neutral bundle for $19.95 featuring 12 assorted neutral fat quarters from TQS BOMs?

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Are brights more to your liking?  Here's a bundle of brights for just $19.95 featuring 12 assorted fat quarters of brights from TQS BOMs.

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Janet Stone's quilt - A to Z for Ewe and Me, aka, the TQS BOM for 2014 just won First Place - Bed Quilts - Machine Quilted at the AQS QuiltWeek Lancaster Show!  And, Janet's other quilt, A Letter Bit of Baaltimore - won the Best Machine Workmanship Award. Congratulations Janet, we are lucky to have your work here at TQS.

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Here is another great deal from our friends at Superior Threads for International Quilting Day. Remember, their shipping is really cheap.

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Photo by Gregory Case Photography

The discovery that beloved English writer Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) had made a quilt, and a visit to the author's home in Chawton, England, was just the impetus that Karen Gloeggler needed to create a series of quilts (and a quilt book) inspired by Austen's romantic novels. In this episode, Karen shares how to find, and then incorporate vintage fabrics, handkerchiefs, and doilies into your quilts to give them a period flair, and shows a clever technique for making a scrappy pieced border, perfect for a Jane-inspired (or any other) quilt.

Then, in a field piece, we meet author and quilt historian Janet Finley, who has amassed the world's largest collection of 19th- and early-20th-century photos of people with quilts, and the book she created to showcase them.

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Jerry Grenata joined us this afternoon and amazed us with how easy it is to use more exotic fabrics. They are not just for art quilts. Traditional quilts look great too. Are you ready to move beyond cotton?

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Priscilla was raised in Japan and loves the culture, the people and the quilts. Here at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas she shares these amazing quilts and discusses the color schemes and history.

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