While we were in Houston, we sat down some of our guests and asked them ten quick questions.  We told them to be as silly or as serious as they wanted to be.  First up, Philippa Naylor.

Star Members can watch Philippa in Episode 606: Showstopping Trapunto.

To see more of her quilts, click here.

Philippa's newest book is Applique Mastery - Visit her website at: www.PhilippaNaylor.com.



There's a new exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles--
Three Bay Area Modern Quilt Guilds--East Bay Modern, Bay Area Modern and South Bay Area Modern--present a juried exhibition of quilts made by guild members who were inspired by Amish quilt makers.

Juror and San Francisco artist Joe Cunningham has chosen almost forty quilts displayed in two exhibitions that best represent a 21st century interpretation of late 19th and early 20th century Amish quilt-making traditions. The Modern Muse exhibitions are part of the museum’s FiberSpace program, an exhibition platform where the museum provides gallery space, while community members provide the art work and resources to mount a professional exhibition.
Amish: The Modern Muse
Part I: November 15, 2014 through January 4, 2015
Part II: January 10, 2015 through March 1, 2015

Cris Rohn Hartman (challenge co-coordinator) has sent us a wonderful Smilebox of the California State Park Quilts - 2014 challenge.  To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the California State Parks in 2014, a "challenge" was issued to guild members of the Redding Quilt Guild (The Quilters' Sew-Ciety of Redding, Inc.), to create a quilt depicting a California State Park. The special exhibit titled "Celebrating California's State Parks" consists of 57 quilts made by 57 quilters to celebrate and showcase the diversity and beauty of the 278 various state park units in the state. 
Click on the photo to start the Smilebox. Make sure you relax and grab an extra large cup of coffee as there are 203 slides!  Click on Learn More to find out more about the guild and the exhibit.

The quilt auction for the Inspired By quilts, which benefits the Quilt Alliance, has begun on Ebay.  Now is your chance to grab a great quilt and help a great cause.
The Quilt Alliance's annual small quilt auction began Monday, November 10 on eBay. This year's theme, "Inspired By" attracted 95 entries from both amateur and professional quilters with techniques ranging from hand piecing and applique to digital transfer and painted surface, from hand quilting to longarm quilting. The 16" x 16" wall quilts were made and donated by artists from all over the U.S. and around the world. The auction is one of the Alliance’s biggest fundraisers and will be conducted on eBay in three groups of around 30 quilts each. The bidding will begin at $60 for all quilts and it's a great way to help the Alliance fulfill it's mission while getting some holiday shopping done!
Auction #1: Monday, Nov. 10 - Monday, Nov. 17 2014
Auction #2: Monday, Nov. 17 - Monday, Nov. 24 2014
Auction #3: Monday, Nov. 24 - Monday, Dec. 1 2014


Captain John gives a quick tour of the new studio in Colorado where taping starts on Saturday.



It's that time of year again!  The TQS will crew hit the road this week and come together in Denver to tape another round of shows. Look for snippets of taping activities on the blog.  There are sure to be some great moments we will share that you don't want to miss.  We have a great lineup of artists scheduled.  Check out who's coming this next year...

Lea McComas
Lynette Anderson (2015 BOM Designer)

Sue Bleiweiss
Thomas Knauer
Cindy Needham
Barbara Shapel
Joanne Sharpe
Jane Hardy Miller
Louisa Smith
Sharon Schamber
Tom Russell
Karen Stone




It's almost Libby's birthday, November 12, send her a card...even a bit late never hurts!  Shower her with love.

Libby Lehman 
c/o University Place Nursing Center 
7480 Beechnut 
Houston, Texas 77074

Here's Libby with her friend and fellow quilt artist Beth Kennedy on 11/1.

For a Libby update, click here.


6969_topiary01.jpgTry your hand at Amanda Murphy's Topiary Table Topper.  Wouldn't this wonderful 25" design be a great gift for the holidays?

Star Members can watch Amanda in Episode 1312: Just in Time! Perfect Projects for the Holidays.


Click here to download the pattern.

Love Amanda's creativity? Click here to visit her blog. Here is her latest book:






Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Here are some of the lovely garments exhibited at PIQF 2014.  The creativity and imagination that went into some of these designs is off the charts.


A new exhibit recently opened at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Let Me Quilt One More Day, showcases a history of the artistic practices, reinterpretations, and innovations of quilting.

Curated by Dr. Douglas Hyland, this exhibit brings together an extraordinary selection of over 40 historical and contemporary quilts ranging from traditional to modern designs and demonstrating both the practical application and artistic range found in this medium.

The exhibition contains works from the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Mattatuck Museum, New Haven Museum and Historical Society, Fenimore Art Museum, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, and Connecticut Historical Society. In addition they have works by contemporary quilters: Barbara Barrick McKie, Richard Killeaney, Todd Knopke, Norma Schlager, Denyse Schmidt, Marlene Shea, Kate Themel, Anna Tufankjian, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe along with works from the collections of others.
The exhibit runs through Jan. 4, 2015.
(Photo: Victoria Findlay-Wolfe with her quilt at NBMAA)

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New Britain, CT 06052

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