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Rob Appell was at Spring Quilt Market and here he gives you a look at his latest fabric line, Color Strata for Michael Miller fabrics.  They are high density cotton solids.

 

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See how these two talented quilting sisters were inspired by Libby to create a quilt.

 

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Jean Wells (our guest in Episodes 107 and 1301) recently visited Spring Quilt Market 2014 in Pittsburgh and is sharing some photos of her friends, favorite booths, and interesting projects.

Jean is a quilt artist, author, instructor, and owner of the Stitchin' Post in Sisters, Oregon.  You can visit Jean's website here.  To visit the Stitchin' Post, click here.  Sisters is home to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show which occurs on the 2nd Saturday of July every yer.

 

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It was an idea.  Could two quilters from different worlds take their love of teaching to the internet? Watch as they play off of each other for the very first time.  There are no scripts and no cue cards. Alex flew to La Veta at Ricky's invitation to sit down together and see if there was any magic.

What do you think? Magic?

 

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Yvonne Porcella writes about her quilt for Libby that will be part of the International Quilt Festival exhibit in Houston, 2014.

Want to learn more about Yvonne? Click below to watch her show.

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Libby looked wonderful receiving her Distinguished Alumni Award from Rice University this past weekend. She greeted friends and family, as well as others, for about an hour and a half. One of the highlights of the evening was that Libby's neurosurgeon, Dr. Dannenbaum and his wife Caroline, came to the dinner. Libby had the biggest group there. The group that put on the event called Libby's area "Libby's Lane". It was a very big honor for her and all of her friends and family are extremely proud of her.

You can read about Libby's preparations, her big night, and see more pictures here at the CaringBridge.org.

(photo: Dr. Mark Dannebaum, son Les, and husband Lester)

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Google points out that it is the 40th Anniversary of the Rubik's Cube. WOW! Did you ever try it?

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2142_wedding_dresses_17752014_about_the_exhibition_victoria_and_albert_museum.jpgOn May 3rd a new exhibit opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum.  Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, traces the development of the white wedding dress and includes the work of designers such as Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Christian Lacroix, Vera Wang and more.  

On display will be the most romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding dresses from the V&A’s superb collection and will include some important new acquisitions as well as loans including the purple dress worn by Dita Von Teese for her marriage to Marilyn Manson and the outfits worn by Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale on their wedding day. The exhibition will highlight the histories of the dresses, revealing fascinating details about the lives of the wearers and offering an intimate insight into their circumstances and fashion choices. 

The exhibit will run from May 3, 2014 - March 15, 2015

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6537_unknown.jpegOf course, we all know that quilting keeps your brain sharp, now there is evidence to prove it.

Dr. Denise Park, a neuroscientist at the University of Texas at Dallas, assigned 200 older people different tasks, including quilting, watching movies, and working with Photoshop.

"Quilting may not seem like a mentally challenging task," Park says. "But if you're a novice and you're cutting out all these abstract shapes, it's a very demanding and complex task."

Dr. Park found out that all activities are not created equal and some actually help fight off dementia.

Click here to read the entire article at NPR.

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Here's another fun project from Noodle-Head.com. This great Cargo Duffle Bag with all of its pockets would make a great bag to take to Quilt Market or your Local Quilt Shop!

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Here's just a few from "Noodlehead" herself.



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