Alex LIVE Wednesday

In today's environment, many of us have been asked to self-quarantine to defeat this vicious virus. We understand that as creatives, we all need to keep creating and Alex wants to help. Go to our Facebook page Wednesday at 10am Pacific Time (12 CST  1pm EST) 5pm London.

Today, Alex will talk about Successful Fabric Combinations. If you miss it, just click the Watch the Video button. Let's all come together, keep safe, and keep creating. It's a great time to binge watch past Quilt Shows you've missed. Alex will have some suggestions. It's all in fun and for learning and supporting each other.

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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 fifth quilt from the exhibition by Rita Trumbull.

Title of Quilt: Sodalite Cabins

Quilter's Name: Rita Trumbull

One of the blessings of traveling around the country is being able to meet other stitchers. I remember in early 2019 meeting Ariane Zurcher at a Sue Spargo workshop. It was one of those stitching ah ha moments where you are in the presence of someone you know gets it...where the creative and the technical meet. I was at a different table but could see Ariane in action with piles of fabrics and threads. I admit, I was curious and at the same time already in awe.
After all, she had brought her project from a previous workshop! That workshop included a field trip to the Santa Fe Art Museum, where you were to look for something that would be the inspiration for your art piece.
This was her inspiration...
With this as a starting point, she went on to create an art piece about her family history. It was stunning!
Now I may be bragging a bit here, but I feel like I can read people pretty darn well and I came away from this first meeting with a sense that Ariane would become a special person in the stitching world. And boy was I ever right! With the encouragement of Sue Spargo, she decided that the stitching world needed some left handed support and launched her own YouTube Channel! On The Other Hand. What is wonderful about her channel is that it may be a technical channel on left handed stitching, but it also is an inspiration of ideas for us right handers!!!
I hope you will take the time to check out her channel and subscribe...the more we learn, the more we stitch...the more we stitch, the less anxious we are!

Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

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International Quilting Weekend - March 20-23, 2020

If over 25 FREE shows isn't enough to celebrate IQW (click here to see what we mean). Author Marie Bostwick, of the Cobbled Court Quilt Series, is sharing 10 more ways to celebrate International Quilting Weekend, including signing up for a class or retreat. Well, you can take classes right here at TQS for FREE. There is something for everyone!

How about a Beginning Quilting class taught by Laura Nownes where she walks you through the entire process of creating a quilt? Click here.

Maybe a Hand Quilting class with Alex? Click here.

Machine Quilting Ruler Mastery with Gina Perkes? Click here.

How about How to Use Color in Your Quilts with Jinny Beyer? Click here.

And Ricky shows you how to make a Colorful Rhapsody quilt in his classroom. Click here.

Click here to see all TQS Classrooms.

Click here for all of Marie's suggestions.


Barbara Black has some great tips, including very helpful cutting instructions, to help you with Month 6 of Afternoon Delight.

Click here for details on Barbara's blog.


We love the idea behind this quilt, Remains of That Day, by Sharon Smith. Read her artist statement below.

Remains of That Day was on display as part of the Miniature, Art quilt exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.



Alex LIVE!, Prizes, 20% Off Sale, Membership Sale

Welcome to International Quilting Weekend 2020, a celebration of all things quilting. Starting this Friday, TheQuiltShow.com is celebrating by offering over TWENTY-FIVE shows FREE from March 20, 2020 through March 22, 2020. These shows run the gamut from traditional to Modern and everything in between. Featuring TQS favorites like Susan Cleveland, Edyta Sitar, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Gyleen Fitzgerald and many more, it is a weekend of shows not to be missed. So get settled into your favorite spot and enjoy all of these wonderful shows that TheQuiltShow.com has to offer for FREE!

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Our Free Show Weekend includes the following shows, which will be free starting March 20, 2020. 

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Gentle Flowers by Teruko Ono of Iwaki-City, Fukushima-ken, Japan won Second Place, Handmade, sponsored by Martingale & Company, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.


Ariella's Dream by Sara L. Madson of Suffolk, Virginia won Third Place, Handmade, sponsored by Martingale & Company, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

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