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Here's the latest beautiful block from Jinny. Have you been learning all the names? We think this one just might have something to do with temperance. What do you think?

 
 
 

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Be a part of of the show
6 Days of Taping in August!

The guest list:

Marilyn Badger
Barbara Black
Sharon Bradley
Debbie Grifka
Michelle de Groot
Cindy Seitz-Krug
Kim Lacy
Amy Milne
Karlee Porter
Pam Raby
Kevin Womack
and more...
 

You DO NOT need to be a Star member to get tickets to the tapings.
You DO need to be a Star Member to see 
all these shows and artists online. 

Dates, guidelines and policies for requesting tickets:

Studio Location:

WESTWORKS STUDIOS (Inside the Comcast Building)
4100 E. Dry Creek Road
Centennial, CO 80122

 

Dates: Friday-Wednesday, August 15-20, 2019.

Two shows are taped each day. Attending the entire day (8:00am-5:00pm) is required.

Free tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis.
  Send us an email with the words Taping Ticket in the subject line

Please provide the following information in your email:
          Full given name (as listed on a Govt. ID) of each person in your group
          Profile name (if existing member)
          Email address
          Preference of day you would like to attend

All requested tickets MUST be used. Please do not request tickets if you are not committed to attending. Seating is limited to 60 and we do not overbook the seating area, so unused tickets result in empty seats, which diminishes the energy of the show and denies someone else the opportunity to attend. If you have reserved tickets that result in a "no-show" or "partial-show," you will not be eligible for tickets to future show tapings. You do not need to be a member of TQS to attend.

Tickets will be distributed for one day of attendance. Confirmation of tickets will be in the form of an e-mail document.

Request for free tickets, information about tickets and our policies, e-mail lilo@thequiltshow.com. Your e-mail request should state the word TICKET in the subject line to be processed in the order received.

**Large groups (of five or more) should contact Lilo directly at (817) 367-9363**

 

 

 

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Pam Hollland has enjoyed teaching the "Geraldine" class with so many of you that she is now writing the pattern for the quilt (not yet available), but first, she wanted to tell you the story behind it.

She writes,

"I guess this is not the way you usually begin a Quilting pattern. However, it’s a true story and Geraldine has become one of the most loved patterns in my career.


I was in Kenya leading a Textile and Photography Tour for Craft Tours.
On one of our last days there I was working with Jim West in the office of the Safari Park. The rest of the group were out on safari with our Guides and my Husband. It was late evening and one of the staff came rushing in to the room shouting “Simba, Simba” Well, I wasn’t too sure if we were being attacked by lions or if I was in a Disney Movie. The staff ran to the fence at the edge of the compound, Jim and I followed close behind them.
In front of us we could see about 5 Giraffes. Directly in front of them were two lioness crouched in the tall grass. The giraffes were in front of two symbolic acacia trees with baboons silhouetted against the setting sun, they became very silent. Between the legs of the giraffes were several jackals waiting expectantly.


Looking closer we saw two baby Giraffes that had been separated from the group and the lions were between them and the rest of the group.
It was like a documentary and despite our fears for the babies we watched on in awe. Very gently the Giraffe group grew to about 17 huge giraffes, they bent their heads to the ground in a provocative stance against the lions. We noticed two huge male giraffes circle around the edge of the group, their heads visible to us above the trees and foliage but un noticed by the lions. They gently ushered the babies away to safety and the groups began to disperse. The baboons scattered, the Giraffes walked away with casual grace and the lions, stood up with a stretch and yawned, their tails held high in defiance as they sauntered off and disappeared into the veld.


Suddenly one of the giraffes came towards us at the fence and from about 8 meters away stood elegantly in front of us and I took her photo. It was a special moment.
I couldn’t capture her in the photo at her full length but I did what I could.
She stood quietly for a few minutes as if to say. “We did it” and gently turned to join the rest of the group.
And this is my Geraldine."

 

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Around here, when we think of Convergence Quilts, we think of Ricky Tims, but with Cassandra Ireland Beaver's quilt, Complementary Convergence, we are off into a whole different world. We thought it might be a strip-pieced quilt, turns out we were wrong. There are only a few pieces of fabric, all the design was created by thread.  

Cassandra's quilt was on display at AQS QuiltWeek Paducah Spring 2019 in the Wall Quilts - Modern category.

66" x 78"

 

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It's time for graduation and a perfect "go-to" gift is always a quilt. It's fascinating to see how different quilters approach the design of their celebratory quilts.

Take a minute to look at just a few (26) of the over 190 graduation quilts in the TQS Quilt Gallery.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 

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Complications is part of Kim's Narrative Series. She writes,

"I started making these narrative quilts while in graduate school at the University of Kansas in 2005 and the series continued through 2010. They are autobiographical, using the rabbit and the tooth as a stand in for myself. Each quilt attempts to deal with a family story, attitude, or perception. All of these quilts are heavily worked, starting with all hand dyed and screen printed fabric. Most have multiple layers of cloth sewn together and cut through, as in reverse appliqué. Many have sheer overlays of fabric and intense machine and hand embroidery."

Watch Kim at work in Show 2411.

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 32 Pieces Non-Rotating

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 98 Pieces Non-Rotating

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 32 Pieces Rotating

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 98 Pieces Rotating

ComplicationsbyKimEichlerMessmer - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Kim Eichler-Messmer

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Complications is part of Kim's Narrative Series. She writes,

"I started making these narrative quilts while in graduate school at the University of Kansas in 2005 and the series continued through 2010. They are autobiographical, using the rabbit and the tooth as a stand in for myself. Each quilt attempts to deal with a family story, attitude, or perception. All of these quilts are heavily worked, starting with all hand dyed and screen printed fabric. Most have multiple layers of cloth sewn together and cut through, as in reverse appliqué. Many have sheer overlays of fabric and intense machine and hand embroidery."

Watch Kim at work in Show 2411.

Original Photo: Kim Eichler-Messmer

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Now that the first 24 teams selected for the IMQE Exhibition have been featured, we will be showing the five reserve finalists. Here are the quilts for the fourth team of reserve finalists 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.

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

Enjoy the quilts from Team 225 created by Dagmar Carolus and Joanne Gray.

Title of Quilt: My Star In Your Galaxy

Quilter's Name: Dagmar Carolus

Location: Germany

When I heard about the IMQE one year ago, I was immediately fascinated and this thrill to get to know something new was so great. I slept one more night and then registered directly. From this moment my heart beat a little faster and many thoughts and questions went through my head. My partner is a great, creative woman, and I have grown very fond of her during this time. We have written a lot of mails, not only about our sewing preferences, our favorite colors and patterns, quilting by hand or sewing machine, also about ourselves, our families. where we live and what we do ( if we do not sew)! finally, we decided on a pattern and it was clear to us: we sew a pair of twins. At first we decided to make the ‘itty bitty feathered star, by Cindi Edgerton‘ as a center medallion, the further design followed a little later, designed by my team partner Joanne. My quilt top is made only of batiks in paperpieced method. I quilted it freehand with the sewing machine and provided it with an invisible binding. Title: ‘my star in your galaxy‘ Beginning: november 2017 Finishing: Februar 2018 Dimensions: 18,5“ x 18,5“ Without the IMQE, I didn’t think about to sew a miniature quilt, that was a very big challenge for me and I'm so curious about the 'twin' who comes to me one day, how did my teammate implement our pattern?

 

 

Title of Quilt: Tiny Twin For Dagmar

Quilter's Name: Joanne Gray

Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA

Dagmar and I started by exchanging photos of some of our quilts and I could tell right away that where my strengths lay in precision and geometric design (I’m an engineer by trade), she was far more gifted than me artistically. Her quilts showed a gift for using color and her designs were whimsical and free. As we shared thoughts about how we would approach the challenge, Dagmar suggested that we make our quilts “look like twins only in different colors”. We had already settled on having a feathered star as the center and building borders around it to make a medallion quilt. I agreed to design the pattern, as this is something I really enjoy. I knew that she was quite good a paper piecing so I based my design on that technique. I drew a full scale of the design and mailed that to her. The pattern I sent was only an outline of the design. I did not want to indicate any colors or values because I knew that Dagmar would excel in selecting just the right fabrics for the little quilt she would make for me. I have enjoyed making, teaching and designing miniature quilts for years. However, this challenge was especially rewarding because of the collaboration and mystery of working with a new friend from a different country. It’s been so hard not to share photos of the progress of our miniature projects but secrecy and anticipation has been fun too.

 
 

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Kathy Shier's American Album (58" x 58") quilt features blocks that span the coasts of America from Massachusetts to California. No appliqué detail was too small. Kathy used Applipiecing, Fused Appliqué, Machine Appliqué, and hand embroidery to create her Baltimore Beauty. 

Her design source was the American Album block series by Peral P. Pereira, P3 Designs.

American Album was on display in the Small Wall quilts - Movable Machine Quilted Exhibit at AQS QuiltWeek Paducah Spring 2019.

 

 

 

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Alex was stopped in her tracks by this quilt.

Quilt Market is just for vendors and buyers to meet up and plan purchases for the next 6 months. At Market, Quilts Inc includes prize winning quilts from past shows. Alex works during quilt shows and hadn't seen this quilt. She got a chance to take it in and we decided to show you it again. The story is heartwarming and the quilt is amazing. Both the piecing and the quilting are outstanding.

We have even more close ups and a white glove angel lifted the back for a sneak peek.

 

 



TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm


SIZZLE Quilt - Cool

 


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