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Wouldn't this block make a great Christmas tree if you used the right fabrics? Find out what it's called when you play the Jinny Beyer Memory Match game.

 
 
 
 

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We love Jane Sassaman's work, but we never thought it was "sinister". What do you think?

Artist's Statement for Johnny Jump Ups: "I love to abstract the designs I see in nature, especially plant forms. The distinct characteristics of Johnny Jump Ups seemed to have real graphic possibilities. So this is where I landed...larger than life, rather formal, and a bit sinister."

Johnny Jump Ups by Jane Sassaman won First Place, Appliqué, Small, sponsored by World of Quilts Travel, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

30" x 50"

 

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Art Quilt Quarterly, published by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., (SAQA) is for anyone who loves beautiful quilts: collectors, art venues, museums, professional artists, and art enthusiasts. 

Inside each issue, you’ll enjoy articles on a broad array of topics plus interviews with quilt artists from around the world. Images from SAQA’s Global Exhibitions program and its Juried Artist Members are also featured in the magazine, providing a wealth of inspiration.

Editorial highlights include:

·       Insider details about select museum and private collections.

·       Resources on the proper ways to display, insure, and care for your art quilt collection.

·       Interviews with quilt artists from around the world.

·       60+ pages of artwork by SAQA’s Juried Artist Members.

·       Galleries from SAQA’s traveling exhibitions.

·       Inspiration and guidance on how to navigate your creative career.

Edited by Dr. Sandra Sider, curator of the Texas Quilt Museum in Houston, the magazine’s articles are written by individuals active in the world of quilting.

Now entering its fifth year, Art Quilt Quarterly is published four times a year and is available as an annual subscription for $34.95 (non-U.S. addresses pay an additional $12).

TQS newsletter readers can order a one-year subscription for $29.95 using promo code TQS.

To learn more about Art Quilt Quarterly and claim your discount, visit saqa.com/aqq.

            

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Learn more about your quilt’s history! The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles staff and trained volunteers will examine quilts and offer information about styles, patterns, fabrics and estimated age. An information form and documentation label will be provided for each quilt. 

No appraisals will be given. Advanced registration is required. Separate appointments are required for each quilt. Limit of 3 quilts per person. Museum members may input the special discount code “ SJMQTID ” at checkout.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:00am - 3:00pm

$10 members

$15 non-members

Register at: sjquiltmuseum.org/events (You'll need to scroll down the page a bit to find registration.)

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IQA did a wonderful exhibit in 2014 called "500 Traditional Quilts". Here are 3 quilts from that exhibit. In this sample you will see one quilt where all the diamonds were made in a car, one quilt with circles (from Australia), and a special quilt by Barbara Black. Enjoy.

 

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Artist Statement about Grifology #1: "Languages have always fascinated me. Inspired by my 2018 100 Day Project (improv appliqué postcards in black and white) and comments that those pieces looked like hieroglyphics or a secret language, I continued my exploration and made 20 improv bias appliqué blocks. Extending the language idea, I positioned the blocks in a letter format in the order in which they were made. The name, Grifology, is a play on graphology, the study of handwriting and symbols, and my own last name." - Debbie Grifka

Black and white.

60″ x 60″

2018

Watch Debbie in Show 2604.

Grifology1byDebbieGrifka - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

Grifology1byDebbieGrifka - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

Grifology1byDebbieGrifka - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

Grifology1byDebbieGrifka - 36 Pieces Rotating

Grifology1byDebbieGrifka - 100 Pieces Rotating

Grifology1byDebbieGrifka - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Artist Statement about Grifology #1: "Languages have always fascinated me. Inspired by my 2018 100 Day Project (improv appliqué postcards in black and white) and comments that those pieces looked like hieroglyphics or a secret language, I continued my exploration and made 20 improv bias appliqué blocks. Extending the language idea, I positioned the blocks in a letter format in the order in which they were made. The name, Grifology, is a play on graphology, the study of handwriting and symbols, and my own last name." - Debbie Grifka

Black and white.

60″ x 60″

2018

Watch Debbie in Show 2604.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Today we continue our selection of quilts recently displayed at the Spring Paducah 2019 show featured as part of The 14th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. The exhibit is described as:

"Organized by the Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association, the Quilt Nihon Exhibition is one of the most prestigious international quilt contests in Japan. The exhibit features 42 quilts from the "Innovative Traditional" category, which will later be exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art."

Please enjoy the thirty-seveneth quilt from the exhibition by Kumiko Funaki.

Title of Quilt: Romanesque

Quilter's Name: Kumiko Funaki

Dimensions: 80" x 80"

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Two animals meet on a country road by chance. Is it a Brewing Friendship? Kestrel Michaud created a lovely rural scene through the use of appliqué, digitized embroidery, and machine quilting. It's so sweet when animals meet.

Here's a note from the artist Kestrel Michaud:

Thank you for all the love! You guys are the best! :lol:


Just to clarify, the digitized embroidery is only for my signature in the bottom right, which is not shown on any of these photographs. This quilt is 99.99% raw edge appliqué.

If you are interested in learning a bit more about it, I have the story behind this quilt as well as some videos of the process of me making it on my website: 
kestrelmichaud.com/.../...

Love you all! :lol:

Brewing Friendship by Kestrel Michaud won First Place, Animal Kingdom, sponsored by eQuilter.com, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

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Use these convenient pre-wound bobbins in your sewing machine or for hand appliqué. You get 10 bobbins in each of 4 different neutral shades for a total of 40 bobbins packaged in a handy clamshell bobbin-saver that keeps them from unwinding.

Each pre-wound class 15 bobbin contains 135 yards of Quilters Select Para-CottonPoly 80 weight thread for a total of 2700 yards of thread. That is over 12 spools worth of thread!

Made of polyester that has been thermally treated to remove undesired stretchiness and shrinkage, this thread looks, feels, and stitches like mercerized cotton. The fineness of this thread makes it perfect for your bobbin, machine quilting, and appliqué.

 

Use these convenient pre-wound bobbins for piecing, appliqué, to add color to the back of small quilt projects, or anything else you dream up! 40 different shades arrive packaged in a handy clamshell bobbin-saver that keeps them from unwinding.

This set contains 40 Class 15 bobbins pre-wound with 135 yards of Quilters Select Para-CottonPoly 80 weight thread for a total of 2700 yards of thread. That is over 12 spools worth of thread.


Made of polyester that has been thermally treated to remove undesired stretchiness and shrinkage, this thread looks, feels, and stitches like mercerized cotton. The fineness of this thread makes it perfect for your bobbin, machine quilting, and appliqué.

Click to view the Quilters Select Para-Cotton Poly Thread Color Chart.

Click here to order Blended Colors Bobbin Rings.

 

 

 
 
 



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