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The October project in RJR Fabrics' Pixie Party series features Alex's Flutter fabrics.  Hint of Fall measures 48" x 57" and you can purchase the kit, which includes pre-cut applique leaves, background, borders, and binding.  The pattern offers 4 additional sizes with instructions from how to turn a block into wall art to making it bed-sized.
 
Star Members can watch Daniela Stout, creator of Hint of Fall, in Episode 1110:Come to the "Strip Club" ... Rated G!
 
 

 

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Square Leaf Study by Meredith Woolnough

Did you ever think that you could create light and delicate art objects using the embroidery feature and wash away stabilizer on your domestic BERNINA?  Australian artist Meredith Woolnough creates startlingly beautiful pieces inspired primarily by underwater corals and other life forms.  You will never look at machine embroidery in the same way.

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Meredith is very inspired by nature, especially the plants she finds while diving in the ocean.  After drawing out the design on water washable stabilizer, it is put in a hoop and free-motion quilted.  The completed design is then placed in water to remove the stabilizer. 

Check out the amazing pieces Meredith has created on her website.  There is even a video lesson for those wanting to try out this process yourself.

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Sylvia Gegaregian won 1st place at Paducah 2014 with a quilt that was inspired by a drive down a Magnolia tree lined street. You will love her design and quilting.

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Cherrywood Fabrics, based in Brainerd, Minn, created The Wicked Cherrywood Challenge 2014. Some of these quilts were exhibited at Quilters Take Manhattan 2014 in September.

The challenge was to create a 20" x 20" quilt using Cherrywood fabrics and specific "wicked greens" and black. Embellishments could also be used.

Some artists were influenced by the Broadway musical, Wicked, some by the book of the Wizard of Oz, and some were based on personal interpretations of the word "wicked."

The Wicked Challenge Exhibit will be displayed at The Gershwin Theater (home of WICKED™) on Broadway in New York City! The quilts will hang from September 18 thru November 3, 2014. This will be in conjunction with the 11th Anniversary Celebration of WICKED™ on October 30th. 

To learn more about the challenge and winners, click here.

Here are some of the quilts from that exhibit.

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"Rio Hondo" by Katie Pasquini Masopust

While you are taking in the Houston Quilt Festival, why not take a short drive to visit the Texas Quilt Museum for this rare opportunity to see 54 quilts from the collection of John M. Walsh III. 
 
The quilts on display are a veritable Who's Who of world-class artists (many of whom have been featured on TQS).  On display are works including Michael James, Therese May,Terry Hancock Mangat, Linda Colsh, Velda Newman, Susan Shie, Arydyth Davis, and Robin Schwalb. The show runs from October 2-December 21, 2014.
The Texas Quilt Museum is located at 140 W. Colorado St., La Grange, Texas 78945. It opened in 2011 and is housed in two 19th-century buildings in the Historic District of La Grange. Its restoration has won both Preservation Texas and Main Street awards. The Museum complex also includes a period Texas garden with a monumental 13’ x 85’ outdoor mural, Quilts: History in the Making, as its focal point. Learn more at www.texasquiltmuseum.org.

Click below to watch the Michael James show. 

 

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Ever wanted to watch a quilt being quilted from start to finish?  Here's a timelapse version of Angela using her longarm to take a quilt from start to finish.  Wouldn't it be great if we could all finish a quilt in three minutes?

Star Members can watch more with Angela in Show 1306: No-Pin Curves and Quilting "Modern" in which she demonstrates how she gives traditional quilting designs a modern twist, and determines strategies for quilting the negative spaces.

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It's time for Quilting in the Garden at the Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, CA.  The show this year is September 27th and 28th from 9am to 4pm.  The featured artists this year include:

Diana McClun and Laura Nownes


Jean Wells


Sally Collins
...keep your eyes peeled, Sally Collins is coming to TQS!


Not sure what Quilting in the Garden is all about?  Watch the video from last year's show.

 

 

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If you thought that Kaffe Fassett only designed fabrics and quilts, step inside this fifty year retrospective to learn more about a man who loves color, pattern and texture.  This special exhibit continues through November 2, 2014 at the American Museum in Bath, England.

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Bonnie Browning talks with Marilyn Badger who won Best of Show with her quilt, Exuberance, at AQS QuiltWeek® - Chattanooga 2014. Learn some of Marilyn's tricks for making her prizewinning quilts.

 

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Roderick Kiracofe has a new book which examines his stunning collection of approximately 150 eccentric and extraordinary quilts, made predominantly by anonymous quilters in the US during the second half of the 20th century.

Roderick talks about writing his book, Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000, in the article "the imperfect, the patched, the torn -- joy and beauty in these states."

Click here to read the article at www.okanarts.com.

The Okan Arts blog is also giving away a chance to win Roderick's book, click here.

To learn more about Roderick and some of his other work, click here.

 

 

 


 



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