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"I'm lucky enough to have an entire bedroom for my sewing room. I need some advice on cleaning it up and keeping it clean
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OK - TQS members, inquiring minds want to know what tips do you have for Cheri (and the rest of us)?

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We have received several inqueries about Beth's wash away paper and other cool tools (show 210 - to watch go here) - for ALL shows, use the "Find Out More" section below the environments (just scroll down) on the page where you watched the show. Easy as that! Click here to see these resources.

 

 

 

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Let's hear it for SEW DAY! A few times a year i have the delicious opportunity to sew ALL DAY LONG with my buddies Marlene, Susan and Deb - Everyone arrives mid morning and then sews until late afternoon. All topics are open for discussion and a laugh or two is guaranteed. Deb and Marlene worked on applique' and Susan trimmed off snips and tails of threads from the back side of her latest quilt. As for myself - I worked on a CHALLENGING free form style qult - of which we all gave our ten cents worth regarding the layout and design (thank you!!!). The really cool thing about our group is that we met many years ago via the Internet - and would have probably not ever met otherwise. If you have a sew day, tell us about it!

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Masters: Art Quilts: Major Works by Leading Artists, curated by Martha Sielman, has just been released by Lark Books.  The book features 8-12 works by each of 40 art quilt masters from around the world. 

The artists that are featured include: B. J. Adams, Pamela Allen, Eszter Bornemisza, Elizabeth Brimelow, Pauline Burbidge, Cher Cartwright, Hollis Chatelain, Kyoung Ae Cho, Jette Clover, Jane Burch Cochran, Linda Colsh, Judith Content, Michael A. Cummings, Chiaki Dosho, Noriko Endo, Nancy Erickson, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Jeanette Gilks, Jenny Hearn, Inge Mardal & Steen Hougs, Inge Hueber, Wendy Huhn, Michael James, M. Joan Lintault, John Lefelhocz, Terrie Hancock Mangat, Katie Pasquini Masopust, Therese May, Carolyn Mazloomi, Miriam Nathan-Roberts, Velda Newman, Clare Plug, Yvonne Porcella, Jane Sassaman, Deidre Scherer, Joan Schulze, Susan Shie, Ann Woringer, Charlotte Yde and Ita Ziv. 

You may peruse the reviews and learn more about the book by clicking here.

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                                                                                                     Photo by Gregory Case

Beth Ferrier, quilt artist, teacher, Episode 210 guest, and self-described appliquist will be our special guest in chat room "Featured Guest" tomorrow at 4:00pm Pacific/7:00pm Eastern.  Beth is going to share more tips on how to be successful with your machine applique.  Be sure to join us for an hour of great information.

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I left market a day early to enjoy an event hosted by the historical society in Livermore. About 10 homes were open for a walking tour - the homes are all documented from the 1800's and have rich Livermore history. My parents live in a little victorian cottage (which they restored many years ago) and their yard was chosen for the wine tasting, lemonade, water and treat station. After my friend and I visted the homes on the tour we hung out there for several hours catching up with Livermorons (yes, that is what we call ourselves) - it was like a mini city reunion. Mom and Dad have spent months cleaning up their yard and topped it off with quilts. Quilts dress up any event.

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Paducah, KY, USA, May 17, 2008 - U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield announced today at the Museum of the American Quilter's Society that a congressional designation has been passed naming the Museum as The National Quilt Museum of the United States.

Designation of the facility as The National Museum will bring additional attention and help increase the number of visitors. The Museum averages 40,000 visitors per year from across the country and at least 25 foreign countries.

Click here for more information about the Museum.

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Alex, Joen Wolfrom and Dane Wolfrom after the JWD Publishing booth is ready to go. The doors will open soon and all of your favorite quilt store owners will be ready to buy. Many of the products have been demonstrated in meeting rooms called "school houses" which were held the day before while the booths were built.

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Byron, Illinois, USA, May 16, 2008 - The online sale of only 209 collages raised more than $13,000 during Collage Mania, a Fiberart For A Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, held May 5 and 6, 2008.  The collages included art quilts, paper, and mixed fiber collages.  They were donated by artists around the world, including Slovakia, Germany, Ireland, Israel and England. 

Pictured above is Eye Spy by Sherryl Buchler.  

The collages will remain online as a resource for fiber artists. 

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San Jose, CA, USA - The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles has several current exhibits that you may want to check out if you are in the area.  They are:

  • Core Memory/Peripheral Vision, featuring the work of the 8 most renowned digital jacquard artists of today.
  • Pixels and Pieces, which considers how quiltmakers' use of one-piece patterns anticipated the way computers use pixels to create abstract patterns and pictoral images.
  • Advanced Geometry:Gloria Hansen, a selection of art quilts by a self-described computer nerd and one of the world's foremost experts on computer-generated quilt design. Pictured above is Perspectives II: Going Forward by Looking Back by Gloria Hansen, 2001

All exhibits are on display from April 1 - June 8, 2008.  To learn more, visit the museum's website.


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