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In Kaleidoscopic XXXIX - Right and Wrong Sides Together, the left kaleidoscope was pieced traditionally by sewing the right sides of the fabric together. The segments of the right kaleidoscope are identical to the left, but are pieced with the wrong sides of the segments together. A single layer of black tulle covers the right kaleidoscope. The quilt measures 45" x 85" and all of the fabric was designed by Paula with the exception of the batiks and tulle. It is machine pieced and machine quilted.

Star Members can watch Paula at work in Show 2010: Easy Piecing with Complex Fabrics Makes Stunning Quilts.

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 32 Pieces Non-Rotating

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 98 Pieces Non-Rotating

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 32 Pieces Rotating

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 98 Pieces Rotating

KaleidoscopicXXXIXRightandWrongSidesTogetherbyPaulaNadelstern - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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In Kaleidoscopic XXXIX - Right and Wrong Sides Together, the left kaleidoscope was pieced traditionally by sewing the right sides of the fabric together. The segments of the right kaleidoscope are identical to the left, but are pieced with the wrong sides of the segments together. A single layer of black tulle covers the right kaleidoscope.

Star Members can watch Paula at work in Show 2010: Easy Piecing with Complex Fabrics Makes Stunning Quilts.

Dimensions: 45" x 85"

Textiles: All fabric designed by Paula Nadelstern with the exception of the batiks and netting

Techniques: Machine pieced, machine quilted (2015)

Original Photos: Mary Kay Davis

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Here's the latest from the Kentucky Quilt Project on Shelly Zegart and the Governor's Award:

Why Quilts Matter documentary producer to be honored with the state’s most prestigious arts award in online presentation on January 26th.

We are so proud to announce that Shelly Zegart has been honored with Kentucky’s most prestigious arts award, the Governor's Award in the Arts, in recognition of her decades of work elevating the art of quilts internationally.

Shelly, along with the full slate of honorees, will be highlighted online in a prerecorded ceremony on January 26th at 11 AM that will be broadcast on the Kentucky to the World’s Facebook page, the Kentucky Arts Council’s Facebook page, the Governor's Awards in the Arts Facebook event page and the arts council's YouTube channel.

Shelly received the Folk Heritage Award, which is presented to individuals who have made an outstanding effort to perpetuate and promote Kentucky’s unique artistic traditions. She joins the ranks of such luminaries as Bluegrass Musician JD Crowe, African American Folk Artist Marvin Finn, International Ballet Dancer Wendy Whelan and many more.

A globally recognized expert on American quilts and a community leader in Louisville, Shelly is an avid collector, exhibition curator, author, lecturer and appraiser of fine quilts. Her curated quilt exhibits have been featured across the United States and abroad. Her lectures cover all aspects of quilts, from history to aesthetics. “This recognition is one to which ANY artist, arts advocate, or arts presenter of significance in Kentucky aspires to,” says Shelly. “My Governors Award in the Arts brings the extraordinary vision and aesthetic achievements of Kentucky quilt making to the attention of the public, and respects and celebrates the medium of quilting as a form of artistic expression.”

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The idea for Margaret Abramshe's beautiful quilt, San Antonio, came from the simplest of activities, a walk. "This piece began with a walk along San Antonio's riverwalk in the downtown area. It was a rainy morning. Just as the rain stopped and the sun peeked out, I snapped a photograph from my camera phone." Featured at Houston 2019 in the Naturescapes category, Margaret whipped up her quilt using machine quiltingprofessional fabric printing, and painting to convey the serene view she witnessed that morning.

San Antonio by Margaret Abramshe of St. George, Utah was featured in the Naturescape category at Houston 2019.

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Lisa Walton, textile artist and past President of SAQA, talks to Paula Nadelstern (Show 307, Show 508, Show 2010) about her kaleidoscopic quilt, the amazing fabric she designs, and learns about her quilt Kaleidoscopic XLI on another fascinating installment of Quilt Stories.

You can watch Lisa here at TQS in Show 2503.

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Class Starts Tuesday January 19, 2021

It's time to start a new project with Alex. Today she begins teaching how to make The Birdhouse Quilt and will explain the many ways to appliqué it. It's learning, it's fun, and you get a happy quilt to hang in your kitchen as we look to brighter days. Use your own fabric or use the delicious Kona Bundle that Alex is using.

Click Here to Get the Introduction Pattern.

Alex will be LIVE on Tuesday, January 19, 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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Alex returns to tell you all about her time at Craft Napa. What classes did she take? Who did she see in her ZOOM classes? What new quilting techniques did she learn? It's all right here in Alex's Craft Napa Update.

Alex will be LIVE on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 10am PDT, 1pm EDT, and 6 pm London.

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

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Tula Pink wanted to make the butterfly quilt to end all butterfly quilts. That's why she named her quilt The Butterfly Quilt, which measures 88" x 94". Using her illustration background, she used traditional blocks to craft the quilt's central butterfly image.

See Full Quilt Here.

Lean from Tula in Show 1406: Modernize Your "Toolbelt" with Terrifc Techniques.

The Butterfly Quilt - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

The Butterfly Quilt - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

The Butterfly Quilt - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

The Butterfly Quilt - 100 Pieces Rotating

The Butterfly Quilt - 289 Pieces Rotating

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Original Photo: Gregory Case

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Kayoko Hata made A Soft Breeze in commemoration of her 60th birthday. It is hand-appliquédhand-quilted, and hand-embroidered. It was featured at Spring Quilt Market 2015. The most fascinating thing to see is how Kayoko utilized yo-yos throughout the quilt, with all the blocks seemingly held together by hundreds upon hundreds of handmade yo-yos.

A Soft Breeze by Kayoko Hata was featured at Spring Quilt Market 2015.

Don't Forget To ZOOM In and see all the yo-yos one by one.

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This block looks like a rainbow of sunshine, doubt that's what it's called. Find out its real name in the Jinny Beyer Memory Match Game.