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Carson Converse wanted to find some order and tranquility in this crazy world. This resulted in the creation of Passage, a "quiet" quilt that pushes the boundaries of minimalism. It is machine pieced and hand-dyed.
 
Passage was on display in the Abstract Small exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.
 
 
 
 
 

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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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Missing QuiltCon this year? Well, the Quilt Alliance has a wonderful distraction! Their StoryBee guest this month is Latifah Saafir, a co-founder of the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild and the worldwide Modern Quilt Guild. Latifah is a quiltmaker and designer known for her bold and innovative modern quilts. 
 
StoryBee presents stories recorded remotely in the studios, offices and home workspaces of their interviewees and is shared directly and only with their members. Just like you bring your best thimble and your best stories to a quilting bee, they bring you special slices of life from across the quilt world.
 
If you'd like to see the full episode and all the great StoryBee interviews they have coming up, make sure to join or renew your membership today
 
Renew your Quilt Alliance membership today to receive a free PDF quilt pattern from Latifah Saafir Studios, and be sure you are eligible for their February Members' Drawing.

And guess what TQS Members? Latifah is coming to TQS! We will be taping her show in April, stay tuned.

 
 

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Sometimes even a simple and elegant design can take a lot of pieces. Such is the case with Chenault by Amy Pabst, a beautiful cotton and silk example.
 

Chenault was exhibited as part of the Pieced Small category at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.

 

 

 

 

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Jenny used the same technique for creating this piece as she did for her Boho Cutwork Denim Jacket. (Watch how she did it in Show 2404.) It is made from hand-dyed wool, hand-dyed silk organza, and polyester thread. Jenny writes in her book, Free-Motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary, "Once quilted, the back became its own story, hence the name."

Click here to see a photo of the back of Jenny's quilt.

BackStorybyJennyKLyon - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

BackStorybyJennyKLyon - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

BackStorybyJennyKLyon - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

BackStorybyJennyKLyon - 35 Pieces Rotating

BackStorybyJennyKLyon - 99 Pieces Rotating

BackStorybyJennyKLyon - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Jenny K. Lyon

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Jenny used the same technique for creating this piece as she did for her Boho Cutwork Denim Jacket. (Watch how she did it in Show 2404.) It is made from hand-dyed wool, hand-dyed silk organza, and polyester thread. Jenny writes in her book, Free-Motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary, "Once quilted, the back became its own story, hence the name."

Click here to see a photo of the back of Jenny's quilt.

Original Photo: Jenny K. Lyon

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Here are the quilts for the fourteenth team from the over 320 teams that participated in the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE). 201 teams submitted their quilts to be a part of the Exhibition in Houston 2018 and we are featuring the 24 teams selected for the first IMQE Exhibition.

Click here to learn more about the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE).

Enjoy the quilts from Team 264 created by Laura Franci and Karen Woolley.

Title of Quilt: Deep Blue

Quilter's Name: Laura Franci

Location: Siena, Italy

Hi, my name is Laura (screen name Stile Malena) from Tuscany, Italy and I love to play with fabrics. Actually, I started with patchwork 6 years ago. I’m a complete self-taught: I’ve studied and I keep learning from the web and i love pictorial quilt.. My mate Karen consider herself something between traditional and modern quilter and has never created any art quilt. Well, that is a great news!!! So, I looked up her FB page. O my!!! How many Karen Woolley on facebook!!! So she told me to look for her dog Maddie in in her profile picture. Maddie could be a great subject! ... but I didn't found a right picture for an art quilt (arghhh). I thought, maybe, on Instagram but nobody with her name and I didn't want to ask her so as not to get suspicious. Thank god, in the end, i found her account with her screen name and the right picture too. Not Maddie but a beautiful flower. I hope that flower come from her garden because it was an arduous search. :D

 

Title of Quilt: Broken Hives

Quilter's Name: Karen Woolley

Location: Saint James, New York, USA

This quilt was made for Laura, my Italian quilt partner. I love designing quilts and this one was no exception. I had the bee fabric in my stash for a while, waiting for inspiration to strike. I took this opportunity in this mini challenge to bring this fabric to life. I designed "Broken Hives" to bring to light the issue of the decline in the population of the American bee. In this quilt the bees are depicted flying around broken hives. The pieced muted background along with the circular quilting helps the viewer imagine the bees flying in circles. Perhaps by increasing the awareness of the decline of the American Bee, people will take action in improving their surrounding environment to become more bee friendly.

 

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It's been a rough winter and we could all use a little Spring in our lives!

Designed by Shannon Gilman Orr, the wonderfully whimsical Woodland Secrets fabric line was inspired by time the artist spent living in a 100-acre wood in the New Hampshire hills.

Woodland Secrets will have you thinking Spring with tiny trees, florals, mushrooms, acorns, deer footprints, and gingham!

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Woodland Secrets for Moda - Layer Cake

 

We have Woodland Secrets available as a Jelly Roll and a Layer Cake, and patterns to go with each.

Moda Woodland Secrets Jelly Roll

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Love Knot Quilt Pattern by Eva Blakes Makery

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Tanglewood Star Quilt Pattern by Eva Blakes Makery

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The Layer Cake contains 42 - 10" x 10"  squares and is perfect for making the Lakeside pattern.

Moda Woodland Secrets Layer Cake

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Lakeside Quilt Pattern by Eva Blakes Makery

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Plus, Bed of Roses by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts has arrived!

Bed Of Roses by Laundry Bsket Quilts

 

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Two Socks by Natalie Mosher is a wonderful rendition of a wolf created with fabric collage. We love the aboriginal fabric that she used and the fact that you can see other animals prancing about as they enhance the beauty of the design.

Natalie's quilt was on display as part of the Animal Kingdom exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.

 

 

 

 

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Laura at SewVeryEasy has created a simple fan table runner that only needs 4 fat quarters and 3/4 yd of a featured fabric for the top. Laura says her fabric for this project was "on vacation." Find out what she means when you watch the tutorial.

Click here for the pdf file.

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