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Do you find it tedious sewing multiple buttons on by hand?  Why not let your machine do all of the work for you.  In this week's teaching video from Bernina, you will learn how to securely attach a button to your next project in a matter of no time.  To watch the video click here.

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In this tutorial we cover

  1. How to make a video larger
  2. How to use the remote control provided with the shows
  3. What is an After Set?

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The Articles section has a very diverse range of interest. 

In 2009, Karen Alexander has agreed to provide articles about our quilting pioneers.  She will give us quick looks at some of the people who have been inducted into the Quilter's Hall of Fame.  These pioneers are the rocks that provide the foundation of our current quilting boom. Her first article is on Florence Peto.  Peto's quilt above was included in the "The 20th Century's 100 Best American Quilts", but her contribution was so much more.

Pam Holland travels the world teaching quilting.  Everywhere she goes, she takes her camera and video camcorder.  She has agreed to provide TQS with 1 video a month from her travels.  There is a special button in the Articles section to feature her videos.

It's great to follow the thoughts and approaches of quilting artists.  Helen Gooden took us along as she adapted Ricky's style to a recent quilt.  Now Gail Thomas is taking a black and white picture of Alex as a child and making a quilt around it.  You can follow her progress in the Articles section.

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1701_project_ricky.jpgTQS provides fun projects for our guests.  Click on the picture to get a short tutorial by Alex and Ricky.

 

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Sunday, February 8th - Today we get to explore one of the most popular of all the Galapagos Islands, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND. Once upon a time violent eruptions occurred on the island, and evidence of this lies in the caves where lava oozed in different directions. We are scheduled to walk through these lava tubes. This is also the place where highland vegetation has taken over the volcanic boulders. These plants provide food for the Galapagos’ largest reptile: the giant tortoises. Watching these ancient reptiles roving in the wild should be unforgettable. The island also hosts Ecuador’s largest conservation effort: The Charles Darwin Research Station. The reserve it is made up of the famous tortoises that weigh 200 pounds. On the northern side of this large island we hope to see iguanas and giant tree-cacti (scroll mid-way down page).

Tomorrow we fly to Lima, Peru where we will spend the night before heading into the jungle. Join me on Tuesday and we'll tour the Amazon.

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In this tutorial we show how to upload your pictures onto the site.  (This assumes you know how to get a picture from your camera onto the computer.) Your pictures are an important part of the sharing on the site.  Watch the tutorial and then give it a try.

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Click here for a lesson on using Show & Tell. Show & Tell gives everyone a place to share and learn and be inspired. But how do you find the BOM pictures? How to find the rest of the Show & Tell? Here's how.

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Saturday, February 7th - Today we get to visit SANTIAGO ISLAND. We expect to walk along the rocky coast enjoying some of the Galapagos Island’s best tide pools where sponges, snails, hermit crabs, barnacles and fish (including the endemic four-eyed blenny) can be seen. In the afternoon, we'll sail to RABIDA ISLAND. where red is the most prevalent color. The male frigate bird (above) carries a red pouch, the oystercatcher holds a red beak, the male vermillion flycatcher stands out from plants with its bright red color, and even the terrain is red, as it stands out against the blue ocean. I expect this island is an artist’s and photographer’s dream.

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The 2008 Quilter's Newsletter Reader's Choice Awards were just announced. And the reader's choice for:

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN THE QUILTING INDUSTRY:

(tie) Karey Bresenhan, Ricky Tims, and Alex Anderson

To read the entire "2008 QN Reader's Choice Awards" covering everything from shopping, books, teachers to fun things, pick up your copy of the February/March 2009 issue.

Congratulations Karey, Ricky and Alex on making such a positive impact on quilter's lives all around the world!

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"Inside Alex Anderson's Place" 

The March 2009 issue of "Quilter's Home" takes a behind the scenes tour of Alex Anderson at her home and shows you inside her studio.


Top 10 Reasons to Join the Quilt Show!

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