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Need a last minute gift bag but can't find any nice wrapping paper in the house? Why not stitch up a few of these adorable little gift bags, sent to us by TQS member Lorchen, when a "quilty" item is needed. With only two fat quarters you can make several (see Alex's demo in Show 706). 

Click here to download tutorial.

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Lilo recently visited the European Patchwork Meeting in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France and discovered a wonderful exhibit they were featuring there. Swiss quilt group patCHquilt was celebrating their thirtieth anniversary by putting on a showcase of 100 challenge quilts for the occasion. The challenge was open to all members of the group of every skill level and each quilt had to adhere to the following criteria:

  • Works must be original, not from a kit and must include a red border.
  • They must be 30 cm wide, 120 cm long, and displayed portrait style.
  • The quilt must include at least 1/2 of the Edelweiss fabric (that each person received), and feature a piece of that same fabric that is 10 cm x 10 cm in size.

To join in the celebration with patCHquilt, we will be featuring four of the challenge quilts each week that were displayed as part of the exhibition at the European Patchwork Meeting.

Please enjoy the next four quilts from Gabrielle Savoiz, Gaby Stebler, Gisela Cerny, and Gisele Lehmann.

Title of Quilt: No Wolf in the Cabin

Quilter's Name: Gabrielle Savoiz

Title of Quilt: In Balance

Quilter's Name: Gaby Stebler

Title of Quilt: Lived Tradition

Quilter's Name: Gisela Cerny

Title of Quilt: Edelweiss

Quilter's Name: Gisele Lehmann

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(Photo Credit: Sony Pictures)
 
We could all use a little kindness... G and I were able to attend a showing of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood while in Portland for some family time. I can't stress enough what a beautiful movie it was and how amazing Mr. Rogers was portrayed by Tom Hanks. When we first decided to attend the movie I thought it was a biographical feature. But in fact, it was about the relationship between Mr. Rogers and a journalist that was writing a piece for Esquire magazine titled "Can You Say... Hero?" I didn't anticipate that I would be so emotionally moved by the film.
 
Mr. Rogers is very close and dear to both G and I. In our early years of marriage there came a time when through a series of events we made a move to another state and town where we didn't know a soul. I only agreed to make the move if G would become a stay at home dad for our 8 year old and our youngest who only 5 months old. I wasn't comfortable leaving the baby with strangers. Back in the late 80s there weren't many stay at home dads and it was a lonely time for G. But, Mr. Rogers was there every day. When I would get home from the hospital, G would greet me at the door and tell me where Mr. Rogers had taken them for the day. And our mantra was... "I like you just the way you are." Those early years were challenging, but we were a strong family unit and years later we learned to embrace those early years. I made G a Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood quilt and on the label I wrote... "I like you just the way you are!" Quilts are a wonderful way to save memories. Hope you make time to stitch a memory.
 
 
Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

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This round robin quilt was created using no rules and was kept a secret from its owner. Featuring a feathered star, broderie perse, multiple borders and stunning quilting, could your quilt group do that and have it come out this beautifully?

Worth the Wait was on display as part of the Group exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sarah Thomas and Alex Anderson discuss the use of rulers while quilting. They use the Q20 Longarm by BERNINA, but the discussion includes domestic machines using the same rulers. Listen in...

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This looks like it would make a great Celtic Knot quilt if you just put a few of them together.

Find out what it is called when you play Jinny's game.

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Barbara Black walks you through how to finish your Sizzle quilt. After putting all the pieces together, she walks you through her design decisions when it came to the quilting and how you can "audition" your own designs. And last, but not least, Barbara discusses the binding, sleeve, and label.

We also want to say a great big THANK YOU to Barbara for all her help this year. We couldn't have done it without her!

***Reminder!!! If you are a Star Member, you can download the Sizzle BOM patterns until the end of the year, 2019. After that, they will no longer be available on the site. Even if you aren't planning on making the quilt this year, don't forget to download the patterns.***

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Nancy Goodman used just about every color on the color wheel in her quilt Screen Test. The quilted grid work in the corners of the quilt inspired the name of this quilt, which won an Honorable Mention at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019 in the Abstract, Small category.

 

 

 

 

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Jayme's quilt, Down Under Wonder, was created using her Boondoggle Ruler and some fabulous Aboriginal fabrics from down under.

Watch Jayme and learn about the Boondoggle Ruler in Show 2511.

DownUnderWonderbyJaymeCrow - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

DownUnderWonderbyJaymeCrow - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

DownUnderWonderbyJaymeCrow - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

DownUnderWonderbyJaymeCrow - 36 Pieces Rotating

DownUnderWonderbyJaymeCrow - 100 Pieces Rotating

DownUnderWonderbyJaymeCrow - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Jayme's quilt, Down Under Wonder, was created using her Boondoggle Ruler and some fabulous Aboriginal fabrics from down under.

Watch Jayme and learn about the Boondoggle Ruler in Show 2511.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis



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