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Join the FiberShots Community Challenge and help support the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Create a 16" x 16" quilt based on the concept of the "Embellish Your World" theme.  Break out your favorite fiber art media and embellishments, get creative and get involved!
 
Entries will be sold using a reverse auction and the proceeds will be used to support the museum's fiber art advocacy efforts.  Your contribution of artwork is an important investment inthe Museum's future and provides fiber art for others to collect and appreciate.
 
Click on Learn More to enter.
 

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Ever wondered what the Quilt Alliance really does and why we should support it?  This annual report will answer those questions as it shares the accomplishments of the nonprofit Quilt Alliance over the course of 2014. The Quilt Alliance documents, preserves and shares the history of quilts and their makers. You'll also notice a few faces familiar to TQS in the video.

If you are looking for a place to start your holiday giving, now is a great time to support the Quilt Alliance as any contributions through the end of the year will be matched up to $15,000.  Click here to donate.

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Join Ricky with Special Guest, Alex Anderson 
 
San Antonio, TX, January 8-10, 2015!
 
 
 

No Sewing...No Supply List...No Hauling Your Machine!

 

Here's your chance to learn from Master Quilting Teachers.

 

A Perfect Holiday Gift for the Beloved Quilter in Your Life!

Sign up now - Final Registration Deadline is December 27!

 

 

 

"I attended the Seminar in Hyannis too.  Loved it.  Couldn't ask for a better experience." Karen

"Love you guys and to anyone who has a chance to go to a seminar and is waffling about it.....GO GO GO!! Whoo Hoo!!!" Sandi

"My head is still spinning with all that I learned and reinforced with what I already knew. I highly recommend this seminar." lbarnes

"The seminar was fantastic! I have lots of new ideas and lots of hand-dyed fabric to use." Peachykeen

 

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1 Day - 100 Artists - 100 Patrons =  $10,000
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Opens 10 a.m. Central
 
"The 100" fundraiser is to be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The goal for this fiber fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to raise $10,000 in one day. Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $240,000 through the generosity of fiber artists and patrons.
 
Virginia A. Spiegel explains how it works:
 

1. On February 4, the first 100 people to contact me beginning at 10 a.m. Central will be given a link to donate $100 directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause. Please note I am not responsible for the vagaries of the e-mail system.

2. Each donor will receive an artwork from one of the 100 generous and talented artists listed below. Assignments of artwork will be made using a random number generator. Artwork will not be shared here in advance, but may appear on artists' websites or other social media before the event.

3. The artwork may be any size as long as the minimum retail value is $100. Artwork smaller than 8x10" will be mounted to 8x10." The artwork will contain fiber. The artwork may or may not be made specifically for this event.

3. Each artist will receive her/his patron's e-mail address to arrange shipping. Artwork will be shipped directly from the artist. Please note this is an international roster of artists. Please do thank the artist for not only donating the artwork, but also shipping it to you.

4. Each artist would love to receive a low res photo of the artwork in situ from the new owner. This is not required, but the best photos may be shared here after the event.

Questions? Contact me at Virginia(at)VirginiaSpiegel.com

Special Note: Our goal of $10,000 will make Fiberart For A Cause's donations to the American Cancer Society a nice even one-quarter of a million dollars.

 

 




 

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6970_cal_porcellacover.jpgJust announced at Quilt Market, Yvonne Porcella has written a book about the development of her creative and artistic life.  Learn in her own words the answers to "Why?"

Want to meet her in person?  She'll be signing copies of her book at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in November.

November 16, Sunday, 1 – 2pm

Yvonne Porcella Book Signing. A Memoir – Defining Why, Yvonne Porcella’s autobiography. Yvonne Porcella is a visionary in the art quilt movement, founder of Studio Art Quilt Associates, and an award-winning artist whose works are in museum collections across the U.S., including the Smithsonian Institution, de Young Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Phoenix Art Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. A prolific author of ten books, she tells her personal story for the first time here, transporting us through the early days of wearables and art quilt history to tales of ancestors whose contributions to California agriculture were pivotal. Porcella currently lives in California where she continues to produce works in her original and engaging style. All books will be available for purchase at the book signing. RSVP to Louise at louise@sjquiltmuseum.org.

520 S. First Street • San Jose CA 95113 • 408.971.0323 • info@sjquiltmuseum.org

Enjoy the creativity of Yvonne in this video of her 25-year retrospective at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.

 

 

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Tomorrow is the last day of IQA Houston.  TQS will have guest artists in the booth every day of the show demo-ing some of their favorite techniques.  Star Members, if you are in Houston, you might want to watch their shows before you hit the show floor, or note when your favorite teacher is in the booth.  If you can't make it to Houston, you can watch them right here on TQS!

It's the last day - Make sure to stop by and say "hello!"

Sunday 11/2

10:00 am     Laura Wasilowski - Episode 1009: "Stamp Out" Fabric

11:00 am     David Taylor - Episode 406: Following the Artist's Process

12:00 pm     BERNINA BERNINA Educational Videos

 1:00  pm    TQS Meet & Greet - Come on over and meet your TQS friends

 2:00  pm     Lynette Anderson (2015 BOM Designer) - Stop by and see the 2015 BOM or visit her website

 

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Tomorrow is Day Three of IQA Houston.  TQS will have guest artists in the booth every day of the show demo-ing some of their favorite techniques.  Star Members, if you are in Houston, you might want to watch their shows before you hit the show floor, or note when your favorite teacher is in the booth.  If you can't make it to Houston, you can watch them right here on TQS!

We will post a new list every day highlighting the next day's guests.  Don't forget to come back and check who's coming up!

Saturday 11/1

11:00 am     Ricky Tims - Epsiode 1408: Recreate the Northen Lights...Wherever You Call Home!

12:00 pm     Jerry Granata - Episode 1503: Quilting without Limits: Using Unconventional Fabrics in Your Work

 1:00  pm     TQS Meet n Greet - Come on over and meet your TQS friends

 2:00  pm     Lynette Anderson (2015 BOM Designer) - Stop by and see the 2015 BOM or visit her website

 3:00  pm     Rose Sheifer - Episode 1310: From the Table to Bed: Vintage Tablecloth Quilts

 4:00  pm     BERNINABERNINA Educational Videos

 5:00  pm     Ricky Tims - Episode 803: Create Your Own Rhapsody Quilt: Part 1 & Episode 804: Create Your Own Rhapsody Quilt Part 2

 

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Tomorrow is Day Two of IQA Houston.  TQS will have guest artists in the booth every day of the show,  demo-ing some of their favorite techniques.  Star Members, if you are in Houston, you might want to watch their shows before you hit the show floor, or note when your favorite teacher is in the booth.  If you can't make it to Houston, you can watch them right here on TQS!

We will post a new list every day, highlighting the next day's guests.  Don't forget to come back and check who's coming up!

Friday 10/31

10:00 am     Lola Jenkins - Episode 902: When Serendipity Strikes: Portrait of a Quiltmaker

11:00 am     Victoria F. Wolfe - Episode 1404: Jump Start Your Creativity with 15 Minutes of Daily "Play"

11:30 am     Eleanor Burns - Episode 913: TQS Quilting Legend 2011 

12:00 pm     Anita G. Solomon - Episode 905: Rotary-Cutting Revolution: It Couldn't Be Simpler!

12:30 pm     Paula Nadelstern - Episode 508: Paula at the American Folk Art Museum

 1:00  pm     TQS Meet & Greet - Come on over and meet your TQS friends

 2:00  pm     Lynette Anderson (2015 BOM Designer) - Stop by and see the 2015 BOM or visit her website

 3:00  pm     Denise Labadie - Episode 106: A Touch of Ireland

 4:00 pm      Robbi Joy Eklow - Episode 1008: Cogs, Wheels, and Gears...On Quilts?

 5:00  pm     BERNINA BERNINA Educational Videos

 

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If you enjoyed Rosie Deleon McCrady's (Episode 1509) fun and creative tips for updating traditional redwork, check out these other great handwork shows for ways to keep your quilt work fresh and new.

Remember:  As a Star Member, you have access to EVERY SHOW, EVERY TEACHER, AND EVERY TECHNIQUE...PLUS, in our Show Techniques Sampler lessons, we're creating small projects to practice some of the techniques taught in the current shows.

 Over 150 top teachers at your fingertips for just 21¢ a show.

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Take your crazy quilting to an new level with Brian Haggard (Episode 1106)

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Create free-form landscapes with Judith Baker Montano (Episode 1212)

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Add whimsy to your fusible applique with Laura Wasilowski (Episode 1009)

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Tomorrow is the first "official" day of IQA Houston.  TQS will have guest artists in the booth every day of the show, demo-ing some of their favorite techniques.  Star Members, if you are in Houston, you might want to watch their shows before you hit the show floor, or note when your favorite teacher is in the booth.  If you can't make it to Houston, you can watch them right here on TQS.

We will post a new list every night, highlighting the next day's guests,  so don't forget to come back and check who's coming up!

Thursday 10/30

10:00 am Carolyn Konig - Episode 1411: Create Old World Charm with a Quilter from "Down Under"

11:00 am BERNINA BERNINA Educational Videos

12:00 pm Melody Crust - Episode 313: Stimulating Your Senses

12:30 pm Ann Petersen - Episode 1211: Fresh Techniques for Old Favorites

  1:00 pm  TQS Meet & Greet - Come on over and meet your TQS friends

  1:15 pm  Bob Purcell - Dr. Bob of Superior Threads

  2:00 pm  Lynette Anderson (2015 BOM Designer)  - Stop by and see the 2015 BOM or visit her website

  3:00 pm  Cathy Franks - Episode 503: Long Arm Weaving

  4:00 pm  Alex Anderson - Show 1307: Traditional, Artsy, or Otherwise: Make Your Scrap Quilts Sing!

  5:00 pm  Rosie Deleon-McCrady - Episode 1509 - Seeing Red: Ramp Up Your Redwork!

 



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