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RJR reveals the next quilt in the Pixie Party series! Celebrate the new year with Color Crystals. This classic quilt design features two wonderfully traditional blocks, that together create the illusion of sparkling color crystals. Featuring fabrics from Robyn Pandolph’s Faded Splendor collection, the quilt finishes at 74" x 92," a perfect size for a twin bed.

The pattern was designed by Daniela Stout of Cozy Quilt Designs, and offers 3 additional quilt sizes.

Click here to go to PixieLand.

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You never know what you might find when you're poking around in the TQS Forum.  Alex found this in Tips and Discoveries.  All you need are  two curtain rods, a cookie sheet, some super glue and viola! A tray for your longarm.  Have you visited the TQS Forum yet?

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Teri Lucas and Lisa Calle have some fun demonstrating ruler work on three different types of BERNINA machines: a 3 series, a 5 series, and a 7 series.  Teri tries out different feet, different rulers, and different methods for holding the rulers including Batt Scooters and Machinger gloves.
 
 
Machingers gloves can be found at your Local Quilt Shop.
 

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It's Party Time on TQS and we are celebrating ten years with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR)!

This revolutionary system has changed the lives of many a quilter.

And you know what has a BSR?  The BERNINA 550 QE that TQS and BERNINA will be giving away for International Quilting Weekend coming in March!  Stay tuned for your chance to win this spectacular machine!

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It's almost time for Road to California and TQS will be there! Stop by the booth and say "Hi!" If that isn't enough, Alex and Ricky will be teaching this year.

Alex:

On Friday – Beautifully Quilted and Fabric A to Z – Class 50019R
On Saturday – Scrap Crazy and Studio Dream Tours – Class 6018R

Ricky:

On Friday - Improvisational Patchwork, Kool Kaleidoscope & Convergence Quilts - Class 5018R
On Saturday - Rhapsody Quilt and Machine Quilting Overload - Class 6017R

Some of you might remember when we found all of these license plates in the Road to California parking lot in 2010. Once again showing that creativity has no bounds, we present Quilters Hit the Road.

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3625_00alex_hair.jpgSomeone is having a birthday today!  Here is one of Captain John's favorite pictures of the birthday girl.

John says,

"One of the great things about visiting your Mother is that she has all those pictures you sent through the years. They are on this amazing photo display area with food inside.

Here is a picture of one of Alex's hair styles.  I really liked this one.  Not only is she cute, but we never had any spider webs in the house."

 

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Quilt National '13 is open from January 9 - February 20 at the Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida.  Here's what Quilt National says about its exhibit:

"The works in a Quilt National exhibit display a reverence for the lessons taught by the makers of the heritage quilts. Many of the works hold fast to the traditional methods of piecing and patching. At the same time, however, the Quilt National artist is intrigued by the challenge of expanding the boundaries of traditional quiltmaking by utilizing the newest materials and technologies. These innovative works generate strong emotional responses in the viewer while at the same time fulfilling the creative need of the artist to make a totally individual statement."

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Family is hugely important to me.  Two years ago my extended family spent Christmas in Paris.  It was not about the food, the sights, or the shopping.  It was about time spent together as this would be the last time all of us would be together for several years to come.

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I just think of Christmas when I see this photo.  I imagine a horse-drawn sleigh dashing throught the snow on this brisk, sunny day in December.

 



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