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Wouldn't it be great to slide on down a rainbow? Isabel Munoz Bueno did the next best thing by making her quilt Rainbow Roads"This quilt was a winner in the Sitges 2017 contest in Spain. The theme was the colors of the rainbow." Featured at Houston 2019 in the Merit Quilting, Machine-Stationary category, Isabel used impeccable free-motion machine quilting and machine appliqué to build her road because, as she puts it, "this quilt was the way I found to travel over the rainbow."

Rainbow Roads by Isabel Munoz Bueno of Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain was featured in the Merit Quilting, Machine-Stationary category at Houston 2019.

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Join Alex as she continues on the journey of making The Birdhouse Quilt and shows how to do finished appliqué using spray starch when making the quilt. 

Click Here to Get the Patterns.

Alex will be LIVE on Friday, January 22, 2021, at 10am PDT, 1pm EDT, and 6 pm London. Get your fabric now and be ready to learn, create, and smile.

LIVE lessons are always recorded and will be available to watch after their initial broadcast.

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Dee Christopher will show you the perfect way to sew triangles together in her Saturday Sampler class.

Dee will be teaching in her classroom called "Dee's Saturday Sampler" on TheQuiltshow.com blog, the TQS Facebook, Alex Anderson's Facebook, Ricky Tims' Facebook and the TQS YouTube channel.

Join Dee this Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London Time. 

If you are interested in the products mentioned in Dee's classes, click here.

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Carolyn Konig recreated this beautiful medallion quilt after seeing it displayed at the Quilts 1700-2010 Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, 2010. The 1797 Sundial Coverlet is available as a BOM on Carolyn's site and uses a combination of techniques including appliqué, embroidery, hand piecing, patchwork, and fussy cutting.

You'll want to take a closer look at the clam shells, birds, flowers, butterflies, hearts, cross, maps, scissors, sundial, and so much more.

Click here to go to Carolyn's website and Purchse the Pattern. (Prices in Australian)

Watch Carolyn in Show 1411: Create Old World Charm with a Quilter from "Down Under".

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Sue Nickels is currently featured in our Quilting Design Masterclass, so we thought we'd share how she managed to put together this fabulous quilt, New York State of Mind, while working with her sister, Pat Holly (Show 608). In this AQS Quilt of the Week interview, they talk about the quilt and how they managed to create it while living many miles apart. Check out  the close-ups below the video.

The Interview video is beneath the Full Quilt Photo.

Learn more about Quilting Design from Sue in Show 2802: Quilting Design Masterclass.

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Blue Tulips on Pink Skies was machine quilted in a traditional style with feathers, stipple quilting, and curvy lines. Sue Nickels' quilting designs were inspired by Amish Bars quilts. Cotton fabric, thread, and cotton-blend batting were used to create this lovely quilt, which also appears on the cover of her book, Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques.

Learn how to do feather quilt design in our new Masterclass, Show 2802: Quilting Design Masterclass.

See more of Sue quilts, and some of her daughter Ashley's, in Show 1808: A Quilting Family From Vintage to Modern.

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 36 Pieces Rotating

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 100 Pieces Rotating

BlueTulipsonPinkSkiesbySueNickels - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Gregory Case

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Blue Tulips on Pink Skies was machine quilted in a traditional style with feathers, stipple quilting, and curvy lines. Sue Nickels' quilting designs were inspired by Amish Bars quilts. Cotton fabric, thread, and cotton-blend batting were used to create this lovely quilt, which also appears on the cover of her book, Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques.

Learn how to do feather quilt design in our new Masterclass, Show 2802: Quilting Design Masterclass.

See more of Sue quilts, and some of her daughter Ashley's, in Show 1808: A Quilting Family From Vintage to Modern.

Original Photos: Gregory Case

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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 forty-ninth quilt from the exhibition by Dawn Zapp.

Title of Quilt: Maura's Dare - a Soliloquy of Mocking in Blue and White

Quilter's Name: Dawn Zapp

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Sometimes the history of quilt can be lost to time (always remember to label your quilts). This Center Medallion and Broderie Perse Quilt; United States, ca 1840 by an Unknown maker "once had papers attesting to its New Jersey origins. But it was stolen from the auction hall in Massachusetts from which it was purchased." Featured at Houston 2017 in the Broderie Perse category, "the birds and flowers scattered on the quilt were finely cut from a variety of English chintz fabrics." Take a look and see what history you can find buried beneath its stitches.

Center Medallion and Broderie Perse Quilt; United States, ca 1840 by an Unknown Maker was featured in the Broderie Perse category at Houston 2017.

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Take a closer look at Noriko Endo's Autumn Freshet quilt exhibited at AQS QuiltWeek Paducah.

Noriko uses bits of fabric as color in her quilts, also known as Confetti Naturescapes. She layers the bits of fabric onto batting, adds a covering of tulle, and then machine quilts them into place.

Don't Forget to ZOOM in on the full quilt and on the great detail shot by clicking below.

Click here to go to Noriko's website.

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