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Alex asked viewers to send in their questions. She will answer them. Be sure to be there LIVE to help Alex with the answers. If she gets it wrong and you are not there to help, well...who's fault is it really???

Alex will be live on Friday August 21, 2020 at 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded.

 

 

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Containing images hidden throughout that relate to the beginning of life, Kevin Womack's Birthing Bed quilt is the first in a series of quilts that depict a person's bed at different stages in their life. Can you spot the baby's hand?

You can learn from Kevin in Show 2704.

BirthingBedbyKevinWomack - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

BirthingBedbyKevinWomack - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

BirthingBedbyKevinWomack - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

BirthingBedbyKevinWomack - 36 Pieces Rotating

BirthingBedbyKevinWomack - 100 Pieces Rotating

BirthingBedbyKevinWomack - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Containing images hidden throughout that relate to the beginning of life, Kevin Womack's Birthing Bed quilt is the first in a series of quilts that depict a person's bed at different stages in their life. Can you spot the baby's hand?

Learn From Kevin in Show 2704.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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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 twenty-seventh quilt from the exhibition by Ann T. Pigneri.

Title of Quilt: Blue & White Rhapsody

Quilter's Name: Ann T. Pigneri

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Coming to you from the homes of Alex Anderson and Freddy Moran, it's The Quilt Show from home. Both of the guests for this show, Sujata Shah and Freddy Moran, have been inspired by color all of their lives. Come take a look.

Watch Sujata and Freddy in Show 2705, when it debuts Sunday, August 23, 2020.

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Inspired by the work of novelist Lucy Boston, Melinda Stanton made her quilt, Lucy Comes to Texas, out of sample blocks from kits in her local quilt shop. "Each block took an average of five hours, including choosing the fabrics, cutting, glueing, sewing, appliquéing, and trimming."

Lucy Comes to Texas by Melinda Stanton of Silsbee, Texas was featured in the Pieced, Large category at Houston 2019.

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Fabric Bias can be confusing to a beginning sewist. Cross grain, length of grain, and bias are all terms that experienced sewists know but beginners find hard to understand right away. Alex explains that straight of grain is used for both the cross grain and the length of grain. She also tells about the amount of stretch involved in those directions. But it's the bias that is the dangerous side. You need to know what the bias is and how that changes how you use it in sewing and in quilting. The directions of the grain affect placement, colors, and pressing.

Here's a quick test:

  1. What is the direction that is 90 degrees to the selvage called?
  2. What is the direction that is parallel to the selvage called?
  3. How much stretch is there in the cross grain?
  4. How much stretch is there in the length of grain?
  5. How much stretch is there in the bias?
  6. What is the selvage?

Be sure to forward this to new sewists so they start with the understanding of cross grain, length of grain, and bias.

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Use this quilt block to convey a message or attach a signature to your quilt. You can use this quilt block to tie this quilt to a time in history that those who follow will then hear about. Your quilt becomes a part of world history and your family history.

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Here's a great tumbling block quilt from Marci Baker called Playing With Blocks. Learn her easy method for putting together this kind of quilt in Show 1810: Quilting Tools and Techniques.

PlayingwithBlocksbyMarciBaker - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

PlayingwithBlocksbyMarciBaker - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

PlayingwithBlocksbyMarciBaker - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

PlayingwithBlocksbyMarciBaker - 35 Pieces Rotating

PlayingwithBlocksbyMarciBaker - 99 Pieces Rotating

PlayingwithBlocksbyMarciBaker - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Gregory Case

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Here's a great tumbling block quilt from Marci Baker called Playing With Blocks. Learn Marci's easy method for putting together this kind of quilt in Show 1810: Quilting Tools and Techniques.

Original Photo: Gregoy Case


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