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Deborah says that this is her "year of ladders," and this quilt is no exception. You will find it in the Art Miniature category of the judged shows.

You can find Deborah here at TQS in Show 2108: Surface Design Simplified & Vintage Quilt Bed Turning.

She will also be teaching at the Houston Quilt Festival.

LimbsLaddersRootsandRocksbyDeborahBoschert - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

LimbsLaddersRootsandRocksbyDeborahBoschert - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

LimbsLaddersRootsandRocksbyDeborahBoschert - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

LimbsLaddersRootsandRocksbyDeborahBoschert - 36 Pieces Rotating

LimbsLaddersRootsandRocksbyDeborahBoschert - 100 Pieces Rotating

LimbsLaddersRootsandRocksbyDeborahBoschert - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Deborah says that this is her "year of ladders," and this quilt is no exception. You will find it in the Art Miniature category of the judged shows.

You can find Deborah here at TQS in Show 2108: Surface Design Simplified & Vintage Quilt Bed Turning.

She will also be teaching at the Houston Quilt Festival.

 

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Shelly Pagliai ("Polly-eye") brings her country roots and wonderful creativity to reimagining her sampler quilt Hazel's Diary, 95" x 95". The on-point squares, the scrappy fabrics on the blocks, the scrappy fabrics in the border, and the wonderful quilting make this quilt a stand-out. We saw it in Spring Paducah 2017 and had to stop and smile.

 

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Follow along with Jen from Shabby Fabrics in this tutorial to learn how to make these fun, personalized, stuffed pumpkins that will give your home the perfect touch of Fall!

Click here for pattern download.

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Deborah writes about her work, "Most of my art quilts are created by collaging fabric and stitching into layers of design. I incorporate all kinds of fabrics into my work from worn-out jeans to vintage linens to original fabrics created with paint, pens, stencils and stamps. Incorporating improvisational hand embroidery adds more interest and creates tiny details that enhance the piece as a whole."

Watch Deborah at work in Show 2108: Surface Design Simplified & Vintage Quilt Bed Turning.

NourishedbyDeborahBoschert - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

NourishedbyDeborahBoschert - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

NourishedbyDeborahBoschert - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

NourishedbyDeborahBoschert - 36 Pieces Rotating

NourishedbyDeborahBoschert - 100 Pieces Rotating

NourishedbyDeborahBoschert - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Deborah writes about her work, "Most of my art quilts are created by collaging fabric and stitching into layers of design. I incorporate all kinds of fabrics into my work from worn-out jeans to vintage linens to original fabrics created with paint, pens, stencils and stamps. Incorporating improvisational hand embroidery adds more interest and creates tiny details that enhance the piece as a whole."

Watch Deborah at work in Show 2108: Surface Design Simplified & Vintage Quilt Bed Turning.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Award-winning quilter Pat Holly shares this fantastic project, a stitch sampler book. It makes it simple to see all the decorative stitches your sewing machine can make at a glance!
 
Pat writes,
"The first project I do after I acquire a new machine is to create a reference book of all the different stitches the machine makes. I have found this to be quite a time saver and helpful for my sewing projects. It will show you how there is a difference in the little picture or icon of a stitch and what it actually looks like when stitched out. I use these books all the time!"
 
Star Members can watch Pat Holly in Show 608: Mastering Machine Appliqué.
 
 
 


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Update:
After posting the video of Eternal Beauty, Best of Show at the Pacific International Quilt Festival, Captain John wanted to see more of this stunning quilt and thought you might like to as well. Take a peek at all the little details Sherry Reynolds put into her award-winning design. We've added them below the quilt label.
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Sherry Reynolds won the Pacific International Quilt Festival Best of Show in 2011 with America, Let It Shine (Which also won Best of Show in Houston 2012.) This year she has won it again with Eternal Beauty, a loving tribute to her mother, which took Sherry 4 years and 15,000 pieces to make.
 
The work Sherry put into this piece is unbelievable. The border is made up of tiny strips, some as small as 3/16" of inch. Many of the pieces were mirrored and matched with extreme precision. The circular pieces are strips of silk that were hand appliquéd to the background.
 
Sherry still uses her domestic machine (a BERNINA) to quilt and for many of you that follow Sherry on Facebook, you'll know that it all didn't come together perfectly the first time, which gives hope to us all.
 
Congratulations Sherry!
 
(Please make the video full screen to see the amazing details.)

 

"Eternal Beauty" by Sherry Reynolds - photo Sherry Reynolds

(Following photos by Mary Kay Davis)

 

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Trying to decide what to wear for Halloween? How about one of these beauties from the "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" exhibit, which were displayed at Discovery Times Square in NYC. Walking through the exhibit we discovered that one of the citizens that inhabited that galaxy far, far, away had quite the couture wardrobe. "Royal" fabrics, exquisite appliqué, and embroidery are the hallmarks of many of her costumes on display.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Photos: Mary Kay Davis

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Mayumi Ishii won 1st Place at Houston 2016 with her Wedding Quilt, Eternal Love. She made it for her son's wedding. It is Hand Quilted, Hand Appliquéd, Hand Emboidered, and Hand Trapuntoed. Is there a wedding coming up in your life? If so, this sets the bar pretty high. Take a look at the close ups with the subtle emboidered flowers and eyelet flowers. Outstanding!

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