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We All Sew.com takes a look back to see which free projects and tips were the most popular this year.

These are the top 10 tips and free projects that were the most viewed and the most pinned on Pinterest in 2014.
 
 
(Ruffle Duffle Bag by Rachel Howard; RickRack attachment by Deb Wagner)

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It's that time of year when one TQS BOM is wrapping up and a new one is ready to begin.

Have you printed out all your patterns for A-Z With Ewe and Me by Janet Stone?  Remember they disappear at midnight on 12/31 and will no longer be available on the TQS Site - Get your patterns here!

Have you seen the 2015 BOM - My Country House by Lynette Anderson?  Click here to take a look.  Kits and tools are still available in the Shop, click here.

And just for fun, here a some beautiful quilts by TQS members featuring the 2009 TQS BOM - Stars for a New Day by Sue Garman. Click here to get the pattern available on her site.

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Enjoy the work of TQS Quilt Legend Roberta Horton. You will be awed and inspired for the New Year!  

Star Members can watch Roberta and her sister, Mary Mashuta, in Episode 1513: TQS Legends 2014.

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We invite you to wander into the lovely 1915 Craftsman that is the home of Mary Mashuta and Roberta Horton.  Mary is the chef in the house, while Roberta oversees the garden. The little tandem garage was at one time used as a temporary church while the first owners of the home (a pastor and his wife) were building the larger church nearby.  Roberta and Mary renovated the garage shortly after moving in, so that their father could enjoy living close to his daughters during the later years of his life.  Enjoy the astounding gardens and lovely antiques that highlight the house and grounds.  The images are truly a feast for the eyes.
 
 
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We’re doubly excited to announce our quilting legend for 2014 . . . because there are two of them! Join us as we visit the charming 1915 Craftsman bungalow that is home to renowned quiltmakers, teachers, authors, and twin sisters Roberta Horton and Mary Mashuta. Although they share many interests, each has her own workspace and unique approach to the art and craft of quiltmaking - and we get to see samples from both! First, Mary reveals her newest passion - Sashiko by machine - demonstrating how to break down and adapt a complex hand-stitching design for machine stitching. Then, Roberta shares her process for creating a personalized fabric album using cherished family photos: from choosing suitable images, to transferring, sewing, and embellishing them. Two dynamic legends, tons of fabulous quilts, great techniques . . . what better way to wrap up another year of fun and learning with TQS?

 

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Great news for Star members. Starting January 1 there will be a special selection of DVDs on the site for watching all of 2015. We have brought back Libby's "Threadplay" for your learning all year long. Here are 7 tips from Libby as part of the lessons. These DVDs are shown online FREE to our Star members. The price of membership is $42.95 (with a $10 coupon at Superior Threads through Dec 31) and the DVDs are worth the price. A letter will be coming soon with more details.

 

 

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This time Melody Crust answered the questions in the TQS booth at IQA Houston 2014.  Star Members can watch Melody in Episode 312: Stimulating Your Senses where she teaches you fun and fast ways to add that bit of "bling" to your next project. Watch as she shows how beads, paint, and ribbons can change the entire look of your quilt.

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Debby Schnabel welcomes TQS into her studio and shares some of her inspirational hand-crafted work.

Star members can learn more about Debby in Episode 1512: Enhance Your Quilting "Menu" with Hand Embroidery.
 
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It's almost time to begin the TQS BOM 2015 - My Country House - and we'd like to give you a close-up view of the quilt, which was created by Lynette Anderson and quilted by Angela Walters.  Both Lynette and Angela will be sharing videos in the future, which will offer you hints on how to make the quilt and ideas on how to manage the quilting.

 
 
Want to make the quilt? Click here to purchase the kit.  Want to use your own fabrics? Click here for requirements.

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The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles needs your help. A $1.4 million campaign began last year to pay off the Museum’s mortgage, eliminating the interest payments that drain resources.  The Museum's mission is to produce the kind of visitor experiences that contribute to a vibrant, creative community.

The debt comes due in February, 2015. As of September 2014, they've raised 60% of their goal. Let's help them Realize their Dream to ensure fiber artists, art lovers, collectors, quilters, crafters, and local community members will always have a place to explore, create, experience, and celebrate quilts and fiber art.

 
 
This video highlights one of the Museum's programs, Quilts as Women's Shelter.  This is just one of the many ways that the Museum contributes and gives back to the quilting community.
 



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