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Enjoy these stunning quilts from the Innovative Applique exhibit at IQA Houston 2014. First place in this category went to Sylvia Gegaregian of Portola Valley, CA, for her quilt, Magnolia.  Magnolia also took a first place award in Paducah 2014 and was featured as as a TQS Zoom Quilt.

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Joe Cunningham was our first guest here at TQS in Episode 101: Get a Life!
 

The Okan Arts Blog has a wonderful article by Joe in which he talks about his creative process and where he looks for inspiration.

Click here to read the article.

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Nina and Connie show you how to use a variety of fabrics to create your own original quilt art using the Leather Roller foot and the BSR (BERNINA Stitch  Regulator).

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Lea McComas talks about her award-winning quilt, Bike Boys, which won The Superior Threads Master Award for Thread Artistry at IQA Houston 2014.  Lea's quilt has over ninety-one fabrics and 13 miles of thread.
 
You can learn more about Lea's process in her TQS Classroom: Portrait Quilts.  And keep an eye out for Lea as she'll be joining us soon in a future episode of The Quilt Show.
 

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Thanks to all of you who participated in the Inspired by Libby online auction.  It was a great success. In April of 2015 the collection will be shown at American Quilter’s Society Show in Paducah. After that the auctioned-off quilts will be shipped to their new owners.
 
$70,324 was raised to aid in the payment of Libby's medical expenses.
 
Thank you to all of the quilters who dedicated their time and effort.
 
And a great big THANK YOU to Clara Lawrence whose great big heart (along with an amazing support group) put together this fabulous exhibit and auction.
 
Click here for a Libby update, including photos from her birthday celebration on Nov. 12.
 
 

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This biennial exhibition was established to provide a venue for quilters of all faiths who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey. The first exhibit was held in 2001 and the exhibit is held in June of odd numbered years. Their next exhibit is in 2015 and will be held July 10-26, 2015 at Floris Methodist Church, in Herndon, VA (outside Washington DC).
 
Sacred Threads is open only to quilters within the United States and Canada.
 
Quilts submitted should explore themes of joy, spirituality, peace/brotherhood, inspiration, grief, or healing.  Quilts must be an original design or an original execution of a traditional pattern.
 
To see all of the entry rules, please click on Learn More.
 
 

Sacred Threads is sponsored by Jinny Beyer Studio and Dee Brehm.

 

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Here's a peek at upcoming shows at The Quilt Show.  This was our first time taping here and we just love it...even if the weather outside was 1 degree and snowing.

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Quilter, lecturer, teacher, and "Dear Jane" aficionado Laura Fraga is passionate about hand appliqué, and in this info-packed episode she shares some of her favorite tools, techniques, and tips for making templates, achieving the perfect invisible stitch, coping with tricky points, and creating flawless circles. (She also recently took up skateboarding, and manages to get Ricky "on the board." You won't want to miss this!) We finish by chatting with museum director Christine Jeffers, who gives us a tour of our taping location, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, the first of its kind in the US to focus on quilts and textiles.

Episode 1511: Make It Marvelous with Museum-Quality Applique debuts Monday, November 24, 2014.

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Members from chapters of Modern Quilt Guilds around the world were invited to submit their works for inclusion in this annual exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  Take a look - and be inspired! - by these vibrant, vivid and varied projects!

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Meet Barbara Black a retired Alabama accountant and former Marine. Her quilt, "Red and White - By the Numbers," was selected as the commemorative quilt for Ruby Jubilee, the 40th celebration of the International Quilt Festival. We caught up with Barbara at the show and asked her to talk about her quilt and the volunteer work she does every year in Houston.

To learn more, click here.

To read Barbara's blog and what the show meant to her, click here.



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