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Megan M. Ellinger wanted to play with optical blending. She selected six main colors and blended them with 15 shapes of white, gray, and black to create an ombré effect using only the solid colors pieced in 2,160 individual 1/8" stripes. Wait until you see Shade Study.

Shade Study won Second PlaceQuilting Challenge, sponsored by American Patchwork & Quilting, at QuiltCon 2020.

Photos by Mary Kay Davis

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Alex Anderson loved her art class with Jane LaFazio. It helped her creativity and her quilting. Hear how Jane is using gratitude to keep creative during the quarantine and learn about her art classes online.

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Is saying "Please" a sign of politeness or desperation? See the fun debate below. Then Join Us....Pleeeeeze. Don't miss the Stay-In-Place Special 6 mo membership for $19.95 or lock in the price with a $39 Full Year membership. Thank you....(is thank you desperate??).

 

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Violet writes of this quilt, "The Wolf is a fiercely loyal and territorial animal. Wolves make strong emotional attachments, but must rely on their own individual instincts to survive. Wolf Abstractions was created in my signature Abstractions style, hand drafted over my own original photography and patterned by me. After drafting the illustration I sewed, quilted and bound this quilt in 3 days with the constant encouragement and support of my pack."

Watch Violet and learn more about her Abstractions quilt series in Show 2608.

WolfAbstractionsbyVioletCraft - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

WolfAbstractionsbyVioletCraft - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

WolfAbstractionsbyVioletCraft - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

WolfAbstractionsbyVioletCraft - 36 Pieces Rotating

WolfAbstractionsbyVioletCraft - 100 Pieces Rotating

WolfAbstractionsbyVioletCraft - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Kristin Goedert

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Violet writes of this quilt, "The Wolf is a fiercely loyal and territorial animal. Wolves make strong emotional attachments, but must rely on their own individual instincts to survive. Wolf Abstractions was created in my signature Abstractions style, hand drafted over my own original photography and patterned by me. After drafting the illustration I sewed, quilted and bound this quilt in 3 days with the constant encouragement and support of my pack."

Watch Violet and learn more about her Abstractions quilt series in Show 2608.

Original Photo: Kristin Goedert

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We continue our selection of quilts exhibited in 2019 at the Houston International Quilt Festival as part of their 45th Anniversary, the Sapphire Anniversary. The Sapphire Celebration exhibit is described as:

"Quilters have long used the color blue to symbolize trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Sapphire is also the chosen gem to celebrate 45th anniversaries—which International Quilt Festival is doing this year (2019)! These new and antique blue and white quilts will be suspended from the ceiling in a spectacular and unforgettable display."

To be a part of the exhibit, quilts had to fit the following criteria:

  • Entries may be Traditional, Modern or Art.
  • Entries must have been made between 1974 and 2019.
  • The minimum size is 50” x 50”

Please enjoy the ninth quilt from the exhibition by an unknown maker.

Title of Quilt: Double Hourglass

Quilter's Name: Unknown Maker

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Do YOU want to make an elephant? From her Baltimore Album quilts to her fabulous elephants, Sandra Mollon shares her love of silk and how to use it in appliqué. She also demonstrates how to add dimension to your quilts and projects with pastels and inking.

Also in this show, Sheila Sinclair Snyder stops by to share how you can construct a quilt “row by row” with a pieced block border in a "New York Minute".

Watch Sandra and Sheila in Show 2609, when it debuts Sunday, April 19, 2020.

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Tara Glastonbury loves the vibrancy and imperfections of woven textiles. She wanted her quilt, Handloomed, to honor this type of textile so she designed her quilt as a "weave structure". We love how she achieved the effect.

Handloomed won First PlaceQuilting Challenge, sponsored by American Patchwork & Quilting, at QuiltCon 2020.

 

Photos by Mary Kay Davis

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Lisa Walton is offering her pattern Power of Three for free until the end of May. She has also set up a Facebook group so those making the quilt while in isolation can share their progress. A great easy pattern to use up some of your stash.
 
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The link to the Facebook group can be found on the pattern page:
Learn more from Lisa in Show 2503.
 

Photo by Lisa Walton

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Alex Anderson will show her way to make a quilt basket block handle that works. She will be LIVE on Friday at 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London. Join her to for fun and quilt teaching. Stay safe and keep creating. Don't forget our Stay in Place Special 6 mo membership for $19.95.

 


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