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Quilt of Thanks was made by Lindsey Kroening, age 10, with the help of her grandmother Karen Kroening. She made it for her neighbor, Mr. Dorhmann, who is a veteran.

50" x 65.5" (2016)

Learn more about kids and quilts with Amy Milne in Show 2509.

 

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Born from a dream, Hollis Chatelain worked with pink for the first time in her quilt Equality (59" x 79"). The quilt has over 350 quotes about women in the background. However, we feel the look says it all. 

Equality won the World of Beauty award at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019. Congratulations Hollis!

Watch Hollis in Show 1207: Out of Africa: From Life Experience to Incredible Quilts.

 

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Quilter, Teacher, and Author, Hari Walner, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. This is a very aggressive illness and she has been moved to a memory care facility. Hari loves cards and letters. Let's raise her spirits and send either cards or letters sent to:

Hari Walner 
C/O Marge Van 
8002 Hillsboro Ct S
Fort Collins, CO. 80525 
 
 Or 
 
Send Emails with a subject line “Dear Hari” (that her friend Marge will print for her since she can’t use the computer anymore) to:
 
 
Let's give her something to look forward to and know that she is remembered. Stories of how you know her would be great too. 
 
 
 

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Quilt Alliance Executive Director Amy Milne gave TQS a tour of their booth in Houston and brought us up to date on all they have going on, now and in the future.

Learn more about documenting your quilts, kids quilts, and Quilt Alliance projects in Show 2509. Join Us!

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Lilo recently visited the European Patchwork Meeting in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France and discovered a wonderful exhibit they were featuring there. Swiss quilt group patCHquilt was celebrating their thirtieth anniversary by putting on a showcase of 100 challenge quilts for the occasion. The challenge was open to all members of the group of every skill level and each quilt had to adhere to the following criteria:

  • Works must be original, not from a kit and must include a red border.
  • They must be 30 cm wide, 120 cm long, and displayed portrait style.
  • The quilt must include at least 1/2 of the Edelweiss fabric (that each person received), and feature a piece of that same fabric that is 10 cm x 10 cm in size.

To join in the celebration with patCHquilt, we will be featuring four of the challenge quilts each week that were displayed as part of the exhibition at the European Patchwork Meeting.

Please enjoy the next four quilts from Chantal Deléderray, Christine Fünfschilling, Claudine Gehrig, and Claudine Santoleri.

Title of Quilt: Go Switzerland

Quilter's Name: Chantal Deléderray

Title of Quilt: Up and Down

Quilter's Name: Christine Fünfschilling

Title of Quilt: Banners

Quilter's Name: Claudine Gehrig

Title of Quilt: Saint Nicolas of Fribourg Cathedral

Quilter's Name: Claudine Santoleri

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I can't express enough how much I have enjoyed the challenge of stitching from the day I took my first Sue Spargo class! She is truly a kind, wonderful instructor and soooo supportive! If only she could make it to every quilt shop and neighborhood in the world, LOL. The one thing you must understand is once you have gone down that rabbit hole...and oh you are going to want to go, everything you stitch is viewed through a "Sue" prism. So much so that at one workshop I attended a friend and stitcher came up with the verb "Spargo'd." And it is true...even my primitive stitching now has a bit of Spargo in them, LOL. But, what an amazing world it has opened up!
 
If you are lucky enough to pass through Cave Creek, AZ and visit the The Olde World Quilt Shoppe, you will find a section of the shop that is about all things Sue. They carry a wonderful selection of threads, patterns, and Monique, the owner, is hand dyeing all the wool!!! But, what you will also find there is a wonderful "Sue" instructor named Monica and you are going to want to take a class from her!!
 
This is one of Sue's workshops called Indigo Vases which Monica took at MISA and as you can see, her stitching is amazing!!!
 
 
And, just so you understand that when you learn all the amazing stitches ala Sue Spargo you can apply them to all of your wool stitching! This quilt, called Twas' the Night Before Christmas by 1894 Cottonwood House, was stitched by Monica and has been enhanced with what she learned in her Sue Spargo workshops. You can get this BOM or kit at The Olde World Quilt Shoppe.
 
 
 
For those of us who are a bit timid to jump into a big project, the Sue Spargo pre-cut one block kits are a wonderful way to start and boy can they sparkle. I hope this bit of eye candy gets you into the mood to try a bit of Spargoing!!!
 
 
Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

Click here for Anna's blog.

 
 
 

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This quilt, Reflections, was made by the BeeSewcial group of Capitola, CA. It was inspired by Capitola Village and a vintage surf poster. The blocks were improvised by the members and then assembled using the same design elements to complete the composition.

Reflections won Best Mid-Century Modern at the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2019.

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Sylvain's goal in this tutorial from WeAllSew.com is to focus on the needles the average sewist should have to cover regular sewing, embroidery, and quilting needs. He discusses selecting the proper needle for the project and what a "starter" set might look like that would cover a wide range of sewing scenarios.

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Janet Stone for Best of Show at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

Janet continues her trek through the alphabet with creative design and flawless execution in her quilt, Crazy Four Ewe

Click here to see the back of the quilt.

 

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Master quilter Jan Hutchison took home the ribbon for Best Longarm Workmanship - Traditional with her wholecloth quilt, First Frost. Inspired by the work of Willliam Morris, she freehand quilted it on a linen fabric with a metallic glaze.

First Frost won Best Longarm Workmanship - Traditional at the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2019



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