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We showed the marvelous quilt Keiko Morihiro made for her 30th anniversary (click here), and people asked if there were other examples of her work. This quilt, For the Wedding of My Beloved Daughter, won the Gammill Mastery Award at Houston 2017. Once again, it is handmade and took her 5 years to complete (well she had to eat!). Enjoy the close-ups and especially note the change of hues.

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Melissa Mortenson of the Polka Dot Chair Blog came up with the idea of making small Easter baskets out of fabric so she could take them with her when she traveled on Spring Break. These small fabric baskets would be great for “little hands” on Easter morning. Since they are made of fabric they are also very “packable”. You can send them to friends or family far across the country!
 
The baskets are about 7″ tall and 5 1/2″ across on the bottom.
 
 

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Need to get sewing in time for Easter. Here's a coupon from BERNINA to help you on your way.

 

 

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You never know what is going to inspire you as a quilter. In this case, Tanya's quilt was inspired by her husband's fall from a ladder. Read the story behind the quilt and take a look at the interesting method of piecing she used.
 
Tanya Munro's quilt, Pathways, won 1st Place Improvisation at QuiltCon 2019.
 
Pathways
46” x 64”
By Tanya Munro

Dubna, Moscow region, Russia

 

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Over the International Quilting Weekend, TQS had a contest where the winner gets a $500 quilting shopping spree in our store and a 1 Year Membership. The winner was Nancy from Florida. She has been contacted. We will be watching what she buys from the store and let you know. Fun! Thank you for participating.

 

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Heidi snapped a photo of a mother and daughter at just the right moment and captured the love you can see between them. She turned that photo into her quilt, Adoring Eyes.

Watch Heidi in Show 2406.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Here are the quilts for the nineteenth team from the over 320 teams that participated in the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE). 201 teams submitted their quilts to be a part of the Exhibition in Houston 2018 and we are featuring the 24 teams selected for the first IMQE Exhibition.

Click here to learn more about the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE).

Enjoy the quilts from Team 392 created by Brenda Dean and Kaye Koler.

Title of Quilt: Turtle Dreaming

Quilter's Name: Brenda Dean

Location: Tyabb, Victoria, Australia

Separated by oceans and continents, time zones and hemispheres it’s surprising how much my quilt buddy, Kaye, and I have in common. In addition to our passion for quilting, we love sharing our skills with others. We both live by the water, enjoy time spent with our grandchildren and are both blessed with a sense of humour! We have exchanged numerous emails, shared images of our work, pictures of our family and lots of laughs! I am so happy to have Kaye as my friend! Kaye is an expert in “La Passacaglia” quilting and I decided that my quilt should be made from pieced blocks. Using Aboriginal designed fabric depicting turtles, I worked on an idea based upon the dreamtime story “WAYAMBA THE TURTLE” to illustrate our unique Australian culture. (The story is on the back of the quilt). I was inspired by Maxine Rosenthal’s book “One Block Wonders”, where each hexagonal block is unique. With careful cutting and freehand machine stitching, I made more than sixty 3-inch blocks from the one piece of fabric. I arranged the blocks in a colour and design sequence that would follow the story, beginning at the top right with blocks that represented the home camp, working clockwise to the billabong and the marshland where the women and children foraged for food. This flowed into the hunting ground and then the desert and finally the petal window showing the turtle in the creek.

 

Title of Quilt: Pineapple Pleasure

Quilter's Name: Kaye Koler

Location: Amherst, Ohio, USA

I have done my job as a quilter if this little quilt brings joy and warmth to my partner (#392) on the other side of the world....down under in Australia. I am naturally drawn to antique quilts, a love my Gram shared with me at an early age. And yet, at the same time, the aesthetic of modern quilts continually inspires me. So mixing the two are often a great combination for me. I like to call it modern traditional. Miniatures came to the forefront of my quilting when I discovered foundation piecing more than 20 years ago. I learned I could achieve such great precision rather easily. This miniature was especially enjoyable to create for my delightful partner Brenda! It’s been a pleasure getting to know and love her! We have SO much in common even beyond quilting. A great match and mate indeed! And what better block pattern to use ….? The pineapple is the international symbol of welcome and hospitality! I added a little “sparkle” using thread around the coral and green blocks! So befitting for my new friend and exceptional experience with the International Miniature Quilt Exchange, 2018!

 

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Birthstone Blocks by MJ Kinman are stunning... and fun to make! 

Create your own sparkling gem using the same single-foundation piecing techniques that MJ uses to create her giant gem portraits.Birthstone Block Patterns by MJ Kinman

Each pattern includes pre-printed and ready-to-cut and use freezer paper templates for the block pieces, life-size paper block layout keys, detailed assembly instructions, and detailed fabric requirements including recommendations (with fabric color codes) from Paintbrush Studio's Painter's Palette fabric line.

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Also available - save yourself the trouble and have more time to make your blocks with Birthstone Block Bundles by Paintbrush Studio!  Each 100% cotton fat quarter bundle includes all of the fabric colors you need to make the corresponding block.


We recommend an Add-A-Quarter Ruler too!

To make the quilt, you cut apart the freezer paper template that is provided with the pattern and iron the pieces to the fabric before cutting around them with an additional quarter-inch seam allowance. The Add-A-Quarter makes this super easy! 

Add-a-quarter-plus

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~ New from Alex Anderson ~

"Under The Sea" Quilt Kit

This wonderful whimsical design pairs modern bright solids with traditional half-square triangles and flying geese for a bold contemporary quilt that moves from a warm energized center to a calm cooling border. 

The "Under The Sea" Kit will be made available to Star Members of The Quilt Show on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
On Thursday, Star Members will receive an email with a special access link to purchase the quilt kit. Any remaining quilt kits will be made available to the public on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

 The Under the Sea Kit includes the "Under the Sea" pattern, a 25 piece Kona Cotton fat-quarter solids bundle, 2-3/8 yards of white background fabric, and the pattern and instructions to construct the quilt.


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Join today!

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While touring the International Patchwork Festival in Sitges, Ricky came across this remarkable log cabin quilt. He writes, "At the Spanish Patchwork Association show a log cabin quilt like I’ve never seen before."

It is Azul de colores "el tubo" by Montse Forcadell Blasco.

 

 

 



TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm


SIZZLE Quilt - Cool

 


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