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It is with bittersweet feelings that we share this episode. We were ecstatic to welcome world-class artist and quilter Sharon Schamber to The Quilt Show. Sharon's good friend and fellow quilter Tom Russell is also a part of this episode, and we are grateful that we had a chance to talk to him before his passing. His contributions to the world of quilting are tremendous, and he will be sorely missed. We hope you will watch the show with a glad heart, knowing that you also are privileged to share these moments with him.

Sharon presents her secrets about no-fuss appliqué, pin-free binding, and mitering corners. There’s even a free pattern for an iron cover used for delicate fabrics. She shares many tips, tricks and techniques, including some that are being revealed for the first time anywhere.

Sharon began her fabric career designing high-end clothing, dance costumes and pageantry wear. Many of her quilt ideas were woven from these initial threads. Because she uses so many delicate specialty fabrics, Sharon invented a sleeve for her iron, which she uses to protect fabrics from the heat.

Tom offers his color theory ideas, which he manifests with embroidery threads and simple stitches. We hope you will cherish his lessons as much as we do.


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