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Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero talks with Andrea Ray about her quilt "Flights of Fancy" at AQS QuiltWeek Paducah 2013.  Jeanie's quilt won third place in the Miniature Quilts category.

 

 
Flights of Fancy has also been featured as a TQS Zoom Quilt.
 

 

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Even with a busy teaching schedule Lea McComas had time to send us a few photos from the  Birmingham Quilt show. Check out Lea's Portrait Quilt class in our Classroom area.

 

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The BERNINA Patchwork Foot No. 97 and 97D were created for the precise sewing of patchwork projects on machines with 9mm stitch width. The foot comes with a patchwork seam guide to make it easy to guide the fabric through the machine in a straight line.  It is recommended that the Straight Stitch Plate be used in conjunction with the Patchwork Foot.

In this video, you will find out how to attach the patchwork foot and the seam guide, which stitch plate and settings to use, and how to sew with the desired seam allowance. The video also includes detailed step-by-step instructions on how to precisely sew a mitered corner.

 

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Have you ever seen or heard about a quilt made from whiskey bags?  Now you can with this interview from "Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!" a Quilt Alliance project designed to capture the stories of quilts where quiltmakers gather.  Linda Tillerington was interviewed at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska on 3/15/2014.

 

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Pixie Party is the ultimate monthly program that features 2 1/2" strips from RJR Fabrics. There is no other program like this! All the fabric elements from strips to borders and binding are pre-cut. Geared toward confident beginners, the projects are offered in a variety of sizes and feature RJR's newest designer collections.

The latest project is Cactus Wreath a perfect holiday or anytime quilt featuring the Incarnadine collection by Robyn Pandolph.

Cactus Wreath is a throw size at 72 inches square. The kit comes totally pre-cut, even the sub cuts, background strips and borders.

Click here to visit Pixie Land and learn more.

 

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While taping was going on for Episode 1503 with Jerry Granata, Photo Man, Gregory Case took some great photos of the set, AKA, the Witte Museum and its luscious surroundings, including the South Texas Heritage Center.  He shares them here with TQS.

Star Members can watch Jerry inEpisode 1503: Quilting without Limits: Using Unconventional Fabrics in Your Work.   

  

 
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Get over 200 shows with the latest techniques --plus see the DVD  online through Sep 30 with Jacqueline de Jonge making the BeColourful quilt. 

 
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We continue the journey through a land of stunning landscapes and brilliant colors.

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Caryl Bryer Fallert Gentry's exhibit, “30 Quilts for 30 Years”, opened this week at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego. If you are in California or plan to travel there in the next two months, be sure to check it out.

Enjoy the splendor of Caryl Bryer Fallert's quilts.  The best part is that you can visit her website and see her design process for each quilt.  Click here to go to her gallery.

View the slideshow below for a good look at some of the amazing quilts she has created.

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Can't make the show in California?  Check out these other exhibit locations:

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Terry Grant (Episode 1502) said that she is often inspired by photographs.  Recently, Lilo's parents traveled to Peru.  We think some of the sights might do the same for you.

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6732_image_jamie_fingle_zippers.jpgJamie Fingal sent in this tutorial to BERNINA's WeAllSew.com which teaches you how to use zippers for art quilt embellishments.  Jamie shows you how to sew with zipper trim and how to insert a zipper into an art quilt.

 

You can visit Jamie at her website here.

 


(Photo: WeAllSew.com)

 



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