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Do you have a special quilt at home? Would you like to know how museum professionals handle and store quilts? DAR Museum staff will walk you through the steps to best care for your quilt so that future generations can enjoy it just as much as you do. For the acid-free materials that they reference in the video, try sources like: University Products (https://www.universityproducts.com/), Gaylord Archival, (https://www.gaylord.com/), and many more. Try an internet search that includes the terms "archival", "acid free", and "museum".

The DAR Museum is free and open to the public Monday - Saturday (except holidays). It is located in Washington, D.C. between the White House and the National Mall. 

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The International Great Quilt Festival is immense in so many ways—inspiration, excellence, and delight. What Patrcia Belyea of Okan Arts shares with you is just the tip of the needle of what’s displayed in the vast Tokyo Dome.

Patricia will be coming to TQS in 2020. Stay Tuned.

Click here to read Patricia's article and see more quilts.

Shigeko Sato, 2nd Place:

 

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It's fast, easy, just what you need and Free for Everyone

Sharon Schamber shows you 6 Basic Stipples in this 35 minute video in our WATCH>FEATURED GUEST DVD section. So, pull up your machine in front of the TV and learn the 6 stipples and practice them during the game. This is how you can become a Super Quilter.

In this DVD tutorial, Sharon teaches how to create free motion stipples. You will quickly be able to add texture and depth in your quilts. Featured Stipples include: Serpentine (aka: puzzle, meander); Pebble (aka: circle); Echoed Teardrop; Wavy Grid; Bubble in a Bubble; and Wood Grain.

(Then join us and get all the other DVD classes streamed anytime you want. It's part of your Star Membership. Plus, Capt'n John is making more stamp sets while watching the Super Bowl.) The button will take you to the DVD page so you can see all the lessons. Just scroll down to Sharon's video and open it up. It is Free through Super Bowl Sunday.                                                    

        

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Cindy's quilt, A Splendid Display, has won its share of awards. It's not hard to see why:

  • AQS Phoenix 2014: Honorable Mention, Traditional Large
  • MQX East 2014: 2nd Place, Solo Artist
  • Quilt Odyssey: Best Machine Quilting (Home Sewing Machine)
  • AQS Chattanooga 2014: Best Traditional Quilt
  • NQA Columbus, 1st Place, Pieced, Large Quilts
  • Arizona Quilt Guild State Show 2015, Best of Show
  • Houston Quilt Festival 2015: 3rd Place, Pieced Quilts
  • Quilt Expo Wisconsin 2016, 1st Place, Pieced Large

Learn more about Cindy and her quilts in Show 2603.

ASplendidDisplaybyCindySeitzKrug - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

ASplendidDisplaybyCindySeitzKrug - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

ASplendidDisplaybyCindySeitzKrug - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

ASplendidDisplaybyCindySeitzKrug - 36 Pieces Rotating

ASplendidDisplaybyCindySeitzKrug - 100 Pieces Rotating

ASplendidDisplaybyCindySeitzKrug - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Cindy's quilt, A Splendid Display, has won its share of awards. It's not hard to see why:

  • AQS Phoenix 2014: Honorable Mention, Traditional Large
  • MQX East 2014: 2nd Place, Solo Artist
  • Quilt Odyssey: Best Machine Quilting (Home Sewing Machine)
  • AQS Chattanooga 2014: Best Traditional Quilt
  • NQA Columbus, 1st Place, Pieced, Large Quilts
  • Arizona Quilt Guild State Show 2015, Best of Show
  • Houston Quilt Festival 2015: 3rd Place, Pieced Quilts
  • Quilt Expo Wisconsin 2016, 1st Place, Pieced Large

Learn more about Cindy and her quilts in Show 2603.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Have you been following Ann Myhre's West Coast journey in her Airstream trailer? (Click here for Part 1: Lil Airstream.)  Each week of her journey she'll be sharing a small project and now for Part 2 from Ann:

"Here is a little bit of my journey this week where I melted wax, recorded the frogs, went winery hopping and boon docking on their vineyards. The latter part of the video I show how to make these colorpods out of old cardboard yarn holders and toilet paper rolls. I Don't throw anything away! hehe. Thanks for coming along on my journey. On to Mendocino today as per Alex Anderson who says it is non-negotiable!"

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This is one of those quilts that stops you in your tracks. Promised Season by Sachiko Chiba of Japan won First Place, Merit Quilting, Hand, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019, but it's not just the millions of hand stitches that make this quilt, take a look at the hand appliquéd flowers and leaves. Then, take a breath...

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Cherry of Cherry Blossoms and WeAllSew.com is sharing a sweet mini quilt tutorial for Valentine’s day. This little quilt is easy and fun, you just need a few scraps in shades of pink and red, one or two white backgrounds, and your favorite sewing machine! So gather your supplies and make something pretty for the 14th!  Finished size: 19″ x 24″

Click here to go to tutorial.

Supplies to Make a Hugs and Kisses Mini Quilt:
  • 9 pink and red Fat Eighths
  • 1 low-volume white Fat Eighth 
  • 1/2 yd white on white
  • 1/4 yd pink binding
  • Piecing threads to match fabrics
  • Water soluble pen or chalk marker
  • Cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter
  • Fabric scissors
  • Sewing machine (She used a BERNINA 880 Plus).
  • Reverse pattern foot with clear sole #34, #34C or #34D
  • Patchwork foot #57 or #57D
  • Backing and batting: 23″ x 28″

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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 Nicole Favre, Paola Zanda, Sibylle Habegger, and Sonya Graf.

Title of Quilt: Highlands

Quilter's Name: Nicole Favre

Title of Quilt: Helvetia

Quilter's Name: Paola Zanda

Title of Quilt: Edelweiss in the Red Dawn

Quilter's Name: Sibylle Habegger

Title of Quilt: My two Loves

Quilter's Name: Sonya Graf

 

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I had an extraordinary time at The Road to California! The quilts were spectacular and the vendor mall was rock on...but, truly it was the people I met both Quiltroadie friends, and the designers that keep on rolling out patterns for us to fall in love with! So many quilters came the week before the show to learn from these wonderfully creative teachers.

I know Jen Kingwell and Jenny Bowker's student were inspired to push their quilting envelope. That is one of the reasons for taking an opportunity to plan an adventure at one of the major shows and festivals. Many quilt shows provide a chance to view amazing quilts but maybe to learn something outside your comfort box...or a technique you have always wanted to try!
 

It was exciting to meet Edyta Sitar and get some hints about the Stitch-A-Long I am doing with Tannebaum! Now to get on to the next row of that beautiful quilt.
 

 
Oh and what a sweet surprise to see Rita from Reets Rags to Stitches!  Unique patterns that are good for the soul is the truth because they are designed by a lovely woman! And, I came away with a longer "must make" list when I left her booth!
 
 
But, hands down I was joyfully surprised to see sweet Le Secrets de Marie. Her sweet designs have made her a regular in the quilting publication world and a must see at all the major quilt shows! Her booth always features French artisans and products. Our paths have crossed over the years from major quilt shows to cruising with Buttermilk Basin and Primitive Gatherings! I hope someday she come to Sisters, Oregon!
 
 
I encourage you to dream big and plan a trip to a major quilt show...you will be inspired and reinvigorated in your quilting life. With that said, I know everyone can't necessarily travel which makes a subscription to The Quilt Show even more exciting!  Because this platform can bring so much to your home every week!
 
Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

Click here for Anna's blog.

 



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