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How do you finish a quilt? You have to back it, baste it, quilt it, and bind it. Alex has some tips and encouragement for backing and basting your quilt. Alex uses Free Fuse Basting Powder from Quilters Select and shows how this works.

Alex is LIVE on Monday August 24, 2020 @ 10am PDT, 1pm EDT, and 6pm London.

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From Jenny's Website about Arabesque:

"Every day an old man sets up his tools in a bare and muddy cobblestoned street in the old city of Damascus. He has done this all his life. He mends stools. He is for me, the epitome of Syria. It is a country where people work with their hands, where socks are still darned, and shoes and brooms repaired.

The tiles (based on an old Ottoman design) are hand appliquéd. I tweaked the edge pieces out of line and altered colours from tile to tile so that they would have the slightly random look of hand painted tiles, done by different artists. I sewed them onto grouting.

The border is a reminder of Damascus' main attraction and the reason it stayed on the major route of camel trains across desert areas. All water in the city was free to travellers. Small drinking fountains - a silver tap with a metal cup attached - are framed in mosaic and stonework in walls all around the city, and are still in use. I took the border from the mosaic around a fountain.

The archway in the quilt is almost life size as I wanted the viewer to feel that they could step through the doorway, feel the chill, and smell the mud and coffee and spices."

See the full Arabesque quilt right here.

Star Members can watch Jenny in Show 1804: Quilting Outside the Blocks.

ArabesquebyJennyBowker - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

ArabesquebyJennyBowker - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

ArabesquebyJennyBowker - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

ArabesquebyJennyBowker - 100 Pieces Rotating

ArabesquebyJennyBowker - 289 Pieces Rotating

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From Jenny's Website about Arabesque:

"Every day an old man sets up his tools in a bare and muddy cobblestoned street in the old city of Damascus. He has done this all his life. He mends stools. He is for me, the epitome of Syria. It is a country where people work with their hands, where socks are still darned, and shoes and brooms repaired.

The tiles (based on an old Ottoman design) are hand appliquéd. I tweaked the edge pieces out of line and altered colours from tile to tile so that they would have the slightly random look of hand painted tiles, done by different artists. I sewed them onto grouting.

The border is a reminder of Damascus' main attraction and the reason it stayed on the major route of camel trains across desert areas. All water in the city was free to travellers. Small drinking fountains - a silver tap with a metal cup attached - are framed in mosaic and stonework in walls all around the city, and are still in use. I took the border from the mosaic around a fountain.

The archway in the quilt is almost life size as I wanted the viewer to feel that they could step through the doorway, feel the chill, and smell the mud and coffee and spices."

Star Members can watch Jenny in Show 1804: Quilting Outside the Blocks.

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Have you any idea what this block is called? Jinny's Game will help you learn.

 
 

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Kazuko Noto used multiple log cabin blocks in her quilt, Dream - Soaring in the Sky, "to express the soaring from the dark ground to bright sky." There are so many different variations of the same block, it's a wonder she could find more.

Dream - Soaring in the Sky by Kazuko Noto of Akita, Japan was featured in the Pieced, Large category at Houston 2019.

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Using a photo he took in New Orleans of vines overhanging a balcony, Kevin Womack expressed his love for the city by creating a two yard piece of fabric from that photo and cut it up and restructured it into his own abstract design. Enjoy Vines.

You can learn from Kevin in Show 2704.

VinesbyKevinWomack - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

VinesbyKevinWomack - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

VinesbyKevinWomack - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

VinesbyKevinWomack - 35 Pieces Rotating

VinesbyKevinWomack - 99 Pieces Rotating

VinesbyKevinWomack - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Using a photo he took in New Orleans of vines overhanging a balcony, Kevin Womack expressed his love for the city by creating a two yard piece of fabric from that photo and cut it up and restructured it into his own abstract design. Enjoy Vines.

Learn From Kevin in Show 2704.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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TQS continues its feature of quilts from the exhibit Log Cabin Today! Presented by Brigitte Morgenroth, a series of log cabin quilts created by Brigitte Morgenroth that were featured at the Houston International Quilt Festival in 2015. The exhibit is described as:

"Twenty-five years ago, Brigitte Morgenroth discovered quilting when she lived in Bophuthatswana (a former homeland in South Africa) and Libya. She creates modern and interesting Log Cabin quilts, with her choice of expressive colors and material, combined in different variations and arrangements: Log Cabin with a twist, triangular, undulating, or pineapple. Silk and polyester satin are her favorite materials, sometimes combined with patterned cotton. Mainly, she sews large quilts and sometimes smaller, more sophisticated ones. All of her quilts are hand-quilted. She gives this old pattern a modern, interesting character."

Please enjoy Brigitte's eighth quilt from the exhibition.

Title of Quilt: Pineapple Blue

Quilter's Name: Brigitte Morgenroth

 

Photos by John Anderson

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Not feeling like the whole quilt was tying together, Sharon Hansen incorporated the center block she made for her quilt, Star Struck, into the border to bring about a more cohesive look.

Star Struck by Sharon Hansen of McKeesport, Pennsylvania was featured in the Pieced, Large category at Houston 2019.

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The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles presents Let's Visit Artist's Studios by Amy Milne.

From the Museum:

Join us on Wednesday at 2pm EDT for another interesting Textile Talk! The Quilt Alliance is part of a 6-member fiber organization collective offering free talks on Wednesdays. Join Quilt Alliance director Amy Milne on Wednesday, August 19 for a virtual studio crawl! We’ll share excerpts from studio visits with artists who have been interviewed for StoryBee the web-based show hosted by author and quiltmaker Frances O’Roark Dowell. From small, efficient home studios to inspiring cottage and warehouse spaces—you’ll be inspired and energized by these maker spaces. Then we’ll pay a live visit to the workspaces of artists Earamichia Brown (@cocktailsandthread) and Leslie Tucker Jenison (@leslietuckerjenison).

This is a recorded video of that talk.
Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association.
 


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