0
This isn't the first time a solar eclipse has provided inspiration, but who knew a quilt would find it's way to the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day. Doesn't it it remind you of a Ricky Tims Convergence quilt?
 
 
A Solar Eclipse Quilt 
Credit & Copyright: Sherry Winkelman (CXC)
 
 

 

 

 

  11

Ximo won both 1st Place and 3rd Place in the Merit Quilting - Stationary Machine Category sponsored by BERNINA at Houston 2016. This piece, called Little by Little, is an amazing display of quilting. As you can see, the answer to the question is "Yes, it's thread. This is a whole-cloth blue quilt, with quilting making the design." Fantastic!

Did you see Ximo's 1st Place Quilt?        

 

This is the 3rd Place Quilt, "Little By Little"

  3

Nysha's quilt "Because" was created as a challenge quilt. It represents obligations and expectations. It was one of the first times he used words on a quilt. Ironically, the word "Because" is not included.

Star Members can watch Nysha in Show 2104: Zentangle Quilting & Totally Tuffets.

BecausebyNyshaOrenNelson - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

BecausebyNyshaOrenNelson - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

BecausebyNyshaOrenNelson - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

BecausebyNyshaOrenNelson - 35 Pieces Rotating

BecausebyNyshaOrenNelson - 100 Pieces Rotating

BecausebyNyshaOrenNelson - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

  2

Nysha's quilt "Because" was created as a challenge quilt. It represents obligations and expectations. It was one of the first times he used words on a quilt. Ironically, the word "Because" is not included.

Star Members can watch Nysha in Show 2104: Zentangle Quilting & Totally Tuffets.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

  2

 

~Juncture: 40th Anniversary Members Exhibition~

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is pleased to announce the First Annual Members Exhibition in their community gallery, FiberSpace. Artists who are current members may apply to exhibit up to three works in the exhibitions Juncture I & II.

Now in its fortieth year, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is at a juncture in time, where they can both reflect on the past and look forward to the future. A juncture can also be an intersection of place or events, often one laden with symbolic potential: In many folk traditions, junctures as represented by crossroads are a potent metaphor for transition. Though a juncture can be a time for reflection, the word can also describe a critical moment or crisis that demands immediate action. With the concept as their point of departure, artists may take the exhibition’s theme of “juncture” where it leads them.

Click on the Learn More button to find out how to enter and to learn more about the Marianne Lettieri, Juror.

Fee:
This Member Exhibition is a benefit for Artist Benefit members, who may submit up to three entries. There is no fee to enter.

If you are already a member, go to their website and purchase the additional Artist Benefit ($20). www.sjquiltmuseum.org/membership/. In return, they will add your name and website to their Artist Member page.

If you are not a member, join www.sjquiltmuseum.org/membership/ (Individual, Family, Supporter, etc.) and purchase the additional Artist Benefit ($20). You will receive all the benefits of membership and they will add your name and website to our Artist Member page.

Timeline

June 28, 2017 Application open for entries
September 15, 2017 Application deadline, midnight CDT (10:00 pm PDT)
October 1, 2017 Artist Notification

Juncture I

October 13, 2017 Work to arrive at museum during normal business hours
October 20, 2017 – November 26, 2017 Exhibition Dates
Sunday, October 29, 3 – 5 pm Opening Reception

Juncture II

October 13, 2017 Work to arrive at museum
November 29, 2017 – January 14, 2018 Exhibition Dates
Sunday, December 3, 3 – 5 pm Opening Reception

 

  3
This shouldn't really be a surprise, but Pantone just created a new color for a "royal" rock star.
 
It's Prince! The color is Love Symbol #2. It was created in collaboration with the estate of Prince Rogers Nelson (Courtesty of Pantone). The color was inspired by the hue of a piano he'd planned to take on tour, before passing away on April 21, 2016.
 
 
 

 

 

 

  22

Ximo won both 1st and 3rd Place in the Merit Quilting - Stationary Machine sponsored by BERNINA at Houston 2016. Don't Tell Me It's Not a Dream is the 1st Place quilt below and it has an exquisite pattern that must have been hard to get on the fabric. WOW!

Ready to see the 3rd Place Quilt by Ximo?         

 

This is the 1st Place Quilt "Don't Tell Me It's Not a Dream"

 

  3

WeAllSew.com has 20 Back-to-School projects for you to sew, including this clever pencil case with two zippered pockets and an elastic band to attach to any binder or book. Some other projects include:

* Pencil Case

* Lunch Bag

* Tote Bags

* Tablet Cover

* Duffle Bags

* Journal Covers

* and more...

 
 
 
 

  1
TQS takes a look at the work of Nysha Oren Nelson. Traditional, Abstract, and Whimsical, he does it all.
 

Star Members can watch Nysha in Show 2104: Zentangle Quilting & Totally Tuffets.

  7
Why not the National Quilt Museum?
 
Corona II: Solar Eclipse by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry takes center stage as Western Kentucky experiences the longest duration in the path of totality for the national solar eclipse!
 
View this iconic quilt from the Museum's collection during extended eclipse weekend hours!

Saturday, August 19, 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, August 20, 10 AM - 5 PM
Monday, August 21, 10 AM - 5 PM* 
* The Museum will close for ~15 minutes around 1:15 pm for staff and visitors to watch the total eclipse.
 
Eclipse viewing glasses are available for FREE at the Museum starting today (while supplies last). The lawn in front of the Museum is sure to be a great area to watch in Downtown Paducah.
  
 
 
 
Want to learn more about Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry? You can watch her here at TQS in Show 1308 Techniques, Tips...and a Very Special Tour for Quilters.
 

Show 2101: Joen Wolfrom on Understanding Color in Quilts

We have packaged the Combo Kit for you, which includes -  Essential Color Wheel along with the Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool

 

Have you seen the latest "HOT" new EverSewn Sparrow30 sewing machine? The Sparrow30 is not just "pink" it comes with an extension table!

All this for only $399.00

 

Watch Show#1912 (Free) with Rosa Rojas

Apliquick Rods

 

 

Apliquick - 3 Holes Microserrated Scissors

 

 

 Apliquick Ergonomic Tweezers 

Watch Bernina Videos

Bernina

Innova