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Debbie's lovely quilt, Ephemeral Elegance, won First Place for First Entry in an AQS Show/Small Wall Quilt category at Paducah 2011. She was so shocked she wanted to call her husband and tell him, but forgot his phone number...

Watch Debbie in Show 2604.

EphemeralElegancebyDebbieGrifka - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

EphemeralElegancebyDebbieGrifka - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

EphemeralElegancebyDebbieGrifka - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

EphemeralElegancebyDebbieGrifka - 36 Pieces Rotating

EphemeralElegancebyDebbieGrifka - 100 Pieces Rotating

EphemeralElegancebyDebbieGrifka - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Debbie's lovely quilt, Ephemeral Elegance, won First Place for First Entry in an AQS Show/Small Wall Quilt category at Paducah 2011. She was so shocked she wanted to call her husband and tell him, but forgot his phone number...

Watch Debbie in Show 2604.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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We are off in Sisters, Oregon again for Show 2605 featuring Kathy Wylie and Valori Wells. Kathy shares her incredible appliqué quilts and new fabric line. Then she is off to demo a hand-tied scalloped binding and a quilted frame. Next up is Valori, who shows you how to make a zippered pouch out of your favorite fabrics.

Watch Kathy and Valori in Show 2605, when it debuts Sunday, February 23, 2020.

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Howdy! In this video, Ann shares her experiences while visiting Eugene and Forest Grove, Oregon. The project this week is a little hand-crafted quilted mesh-bottom bag for collecting rocks and/or harvesting mushrooms. 

Click here to visit Ann's Etsy shop.

Want to see what else Ann has been doing on her West Coast journey in her Airstream trailer?

Click here for Part 1: Lil Airstream

Click here for Part 2: Colorpods

Click here for Part 3: States in Stitches

Click here for Part 4: Happy Hangers

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Curious Australian Bird landed on Barbara McKie's windshield while visiting the countryside. Barbara took a photo and then printed that on fabric and threadpainted this lively little fellow with the beautiful blue crest.

Curious Australian Bird by Barbara McKie won First Place, Surface Design, sponsored by Sew Steady, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

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Have you been working on your TQS BOM Afternoon Delight quilt? Well, Sheralynn Humble of Bullard, TX created her own version, Afternoon Delight, Thanks Sue, and she just became a National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ) Award of Merit ribbon winner!

Quilted by Beth Kindall of Lake City, CO, take a look at this beautiful quilt.

Congratulations to Sheralynn and Beth!

(Photo: NACQJ)

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Peter Byrne's quilt, Starring You, won Best of Show at QuiltCon 2020 and we got a chance to have him talk about it. And, oh, by the way, Peter won another big ribbon at QuiltCon. Stay tuned for more on that.

Artist Statement: “Working within a modern aesthetic, I limited my colour palette to black and white to bring attention to the large graphic, yet striking minimalist design. I used 90 pieces of turned edge appliqué to create the explosive star burst as it provides the greatest freedom of composition. The expansive negative space is densely quilted with a variety of hand guided quilting motifs and to highlight and add definition, I used a heavy weight black thread.”

Instagram: @petersquilts & hoverquilting

Email: petersquilts@gmail.com

Website: peterbquilts.com

(See photos and details of Starring You beneath the video.)

 

 

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Image of Percy Kent Bag ad for Alice in Wonderland feed sack prints, circa 1951.
The ad features three different prints available in the Alice in Wonderland series. 
Clockwise from upper right:  Garden of Live Flowers, Mad Tea Party and March of the Cards
Image courtesy Matt Crandall.

 

Movies Represented in Quilt Fabric
by Marian Ann J. Montgomery, Ph.D.
Curator of Clothing and Textiles, Museum of Texas Tech University

Licensing of Disney products around their movies began in 1929 when Mickey Mouse was first featured on a children’s writing tablet. It is thought that the merchandizing around the Disney movies kept the studio afloat during the Great Depression (1929-1939).

When Alice in Wonderland opened on July 28, 1951, Disney entered into an agreement with the Percy Kent Company to place their images on feed sack bags. The Percy Kent Bag Company was the first firm to put prints onto feed sack fabrics in 1937. To edge out the competition, increase consumer demand and improve sales, the company hired the well-known New York fabric designer A. Charles Barton to be the company’s design director.

As one of the top firms in 1951, Percy Kent Bag Company entered into a licensing agreement with Disney. Three different designs were printed on either a white, yellow, blue, pink, green or purple background. The ad above, from the Percy Kent Bag Company, documents the series.


March of the Cards from the Nickols Feed Sack collection TTU-H2015-053-238, with a white background. 

The Alice in Wonderland fabrics were definitely available in Texas and Oklahoma because the Merit company ran an ad showing the prints. The Merit company had mills in Oklahoma City, Muskogee and Sayre, Oklahoma as well as Amarillo, Texas. The Alice in Wonderland prints also ran on Rodkey’s Best Flour bags.


March of the Cards with yellow background, Gift of Matt Crandall, TTU-H2019-083-002.


Painting the Roses Red on green background. You can see the licensing information along the right-hand selvage. Gift of Matt Crandall, TTU-H2019-083-001.

In the 1950s Davy Crockett was a hero to many children who watched the Disney television programs. A quilt recently offered to the museum in the Grecian Square pattern included Crockett fabric.

Learn more about the Clothing and Textiles Collection at the Museum of Texas Tech University.
Click here for related articles from the Museum of Texas Tech University Textile Collections.

Learn more about Feedsacks:

Cotton & Thrift: Feed Sacks and The Fabric of American Households by Marian Ann J. Montgomery

Feed Sacks by Linzee Kull McCray.

 

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Here's Janet Noever's stunning version of The Halo Medallion quilt which was the TQS BOM for 2017, also designed by Sue Garman, from Barbara Black's show.

Watch Barbara talk about this and other BOMS in Show 2601.

HaloMedallionbyJanetNoever - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

HaloMedallionbyJanetNoever - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

HaloMedallionbyJanetNoever - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

HaloMedallionbyJanetNoever - 36 Pieces Rotating

HaloMedallionbyJanetNoever - 100 Pieces Rotating

HaloMedallionbyJanetNoever - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Here's Janet Noever's stunning version of The Halo Medallion quilt which was the TQS BOM for 2017, also designed by Sue Garman, from Barbara Black's show.

Watch Barbara talk about this and other BOMS in Show 2601.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

 



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