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(Jane Sassaman shows her new line of fabrics in her "Idea Booth".  Catch Jane in TQS Episode 301.)

Have you been following along with our Snapshot diary of what we see in Houston?  Don't miss seeing what we see in Houston.  Click over to "Show and Tell" to see what's new.  We have just added new photos for your behind the scenes look at Market and Festival.

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The Quilters Hall of Fame (TQHF) is pleased to announce the selection of Merikay Waldvogel of Knoxville, TN as the 39th honoree to be inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame, July 2009. 

One of the key players in the late 20th century quilt history revival, Waldvogel has served on the board of directors of both the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG) and the Alliance for American Quilts (AAQ). She has been a key player in building The Alliance's online Quilt Index and has also taken key roles in the Boxes Under the Bed and Quilt Treasures programs that are major contributions of the Alliance to the study of American cultural history.  Waldvogel is a fellow of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has worked with graduate students and has built an important database of quilt kits. Her research into quilt history has led her to author several books and magazine articles.  She also lectures frequently to quilt guilds, historical societies and museums as a nationally known quilt authority. 

Merikay Waldvogel's induction celebration will take place July 16-19, 2009 at the Quilters Hall of Fame, located in Marion, IN.  For more information on how you can join the celebration, click here or send a postcard or letter to CELEBRATION 2009, PO Box 681, Marion, IN  46952. 

Congratulations Merikay from all of us at The Quilt Show!

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Here is a family portrait taken at Houston.  Can you identify the participants?   TQS is very lucky to have such a great family and Alex, Ricky, Justin, John, Lilo and Jeff are thrilled to meet with these and many others.  You are making Houston even more fun than usual.

 

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Photo by Ruth Goodwin/The Quilt Show

Quilt Market was the place to let the general public see up close and personal the much talked about new Bernina 830.  Here it is seen on the exclusive Bernina sewing cabinet, made for Bernina by Horn of America.  For more photos from Houston, go here to "Show and Tell".  Check back later for more views from our cameras in Houston.

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Photo by Ruth Goodwin/The Quilt Show

Look what caught our eye in Houston at Fall Quilt Market!  It's P&B Textile's new fabric line called "Whisperings" by our own Alex Anderson!  The fabrics are fresh and fun...just like TQS!!  For more behind the scenes photos from Market and Festival, click here to take you to our "Show and Tell" scrapbook from Houston.  Remember to keep coming back for more new photos!  It's the next best thing to being there! 

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"Stars for a New Day" by Sue Garman

We understand that many of you are not able to attend the Houston Quilt Festival where we are allowing attendees to peek at the stunning 2009 TQS Block of the Month "Stars for a New Day" by Sue Garman

You, our members have been so loyal and embraced Sue with welcoming arms as only quilters can.  So, we want to give YOU a chance to see what we have in store for you in 2009.  Enjoy! 

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He can't take her anywhere, she claims she didn't do it - and hey, more food!

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Ricky gets a lesson on the GO! by AccuQuilt's Andrea Ronning at Quilt Market

Everyone at TQS is in Houston and we want to share the whole experience with those of you all over the world.  So if you couldn't make it to Houston for Quilt Market or Quilt Festival, just click over to the "Show and Tell" section to see exclusive "Behind the Scenes" coverage from our cameras!  New photos will be added every day, so keep coming back to the "Show and Tell" to see what we see!

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Congratulations to Gina Perkes.  The featured artist on Episode 308 continued her winning ways when she was presented The Future of Quilting Award by Amy Marson of C & T Publishing.  Her quilt is titled "Silken Defiance".  Watch her Episode Here.

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"Seasonal Sisters" by Helen Godden, Annette Hendricks, and Gail Thomas

The Quilt Show.com and You, it's members, tonight presented "The World of Beauty Award" at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. It came as a complete (and wonderful) surprise as Ricky and Alex announced that our friends The Three Sisters had won the award. We were very lucky to have them work on their quilt at Ricky's studio in La Veta. To watch go to "Articles" and scroll down to June 29, 2008 or just click here.

Keep your eyes on the blog as we work the booth and visit the quilt galleries throughout the week. A number of familiar names and faces will be appearing.


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