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Nysha Oren Nelson talks about how he chose the color of his gallery/classroom space and gives you tips for creating your own space.
 

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

 

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At Houston 2016 there was a wonderful Japanese Exhibit organized by the Japan Handicrafts Instructors' Association. This quilt by Mihoko Tanaka is named A Happy New Year, "Kado-Matu" in the Rising Sun. The quilted Oriental Phoenixes (thank you CrazyCuban) are just one of the creations that caught our eye. You can learn more from the sign at the bottom of the page, but we wish we could know more about the border treatment.

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Pat writes about her quilt, "Mosaic picture pieced, photo of my grand nieces Hannah and Claire. Aren't they cute? They were 4 1/2 at the time and just bursting with fun. I made this when my Mosaic Picture Quilting idea was new. This piece has 23,100 pieces that are 1/2 inch. This quilt has been in many national shows and got a 3rd place in Houston. It's been in several magazines as well. I am so happy that people love the quilt (I sure do)."

Star Members can watch Pat in Show 2103: Easy Mosaic Techniques and Adding Detail & Depth to Your Quilts.

SunnyGirlsbyPatDurbin - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

SunnyGirlsbyPatDurbin - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

SunnyGirlsbyPatDurbin - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

SunnyGirlsbyPatDurbin - 35 Pieces Rotating

SunnyGirlsbyPatDurbin - 99 Pieces Rotating

SunnyGirlsbyPatDurbin - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Pat writes about her quilt, "Mosaic picture pieced, photo of my grand nieces Hannah and Claire. Aren't they cute? They were 4 1/2 at the time and just bursting with fun. I made this when my Mosaic Picture Quilting idea was new. This piece has 23,100 pieces that are 1/2 inch. This quilt has been in many national shows and got a 3rd place in Houston. It's been in several magazines as well. I am so happy that people love the quilt (I sure do)."

Star Members can watch Pat in Show 2103: Easy Mosaic Techniques and Adding Detail & Depth to Your Quilts.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Ricky started quilting in June of 1991. Although his techniques and skills were still in their infancy, that December he designed and made a Santa wall quilt from the scraps he had accumulated. He made the quilt without first creating a pattern. He just “winged it” as it progressed. 
 
Still to this day, Ricky laughingly ponders… “If I could figure out how to randomly piece this quilt together, why did I not figure out how to give Rudolf hind legs?” And in case you are wondering, the blue and striped thing is supposed to be his bag of toys.
 
Now in 2017, almost 30 years later, he is considering turning this design into a pattern. What do you think he should do?
 
Vote below.
 

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Laura at SewVeryEasy shows you how to make a storage bag of any size.
 

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Kathleen Rountree's 44" x 44" quilt, Annabelle's Wedding Feast, made it into several AQS shows and Road to California. It is a gem, using free-motion quilting on a stationary machine, linen, embroidery, and beading. Beautiful work Kathleen.

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Watch Alex and Joe on Simply Quilts below. Here is our quick summation

of a life well lived.

Joseph F. Sladky

Born July 19th, 1923, WWII Navy Lt JG Joe Sladky spent his 94 years living life to the fullest. Joe cherished his wife Dorothy for 70 years and worked hard to build and rebuild many homes for his family, including the Wilder Cottage in downtown. Joe came to Livermore as Sandia's 22nd employee and later was a plant manager at Hexel Livermore. Living a life full of giving, Joe became a school board member who helped open Jackson Avenue Elementary School, participated in the planning and opening of Valley Care Hospital, and served as Santa at the Senior Center. As an avid boat lover, Joe's many boats were used to teach his children and grandchildren to navigate, ski, tube, and fish. In his spare time, he would carve boats, build quilt frames, read, and help anyone who needed a hand. Joe was a positive force who wanted everyone to live life to the fullest and to not "sweat the small stuff." He taught us what a man and husband should be. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you have a cocktail at 5 PM with someone you love- Joe always did.
 

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This is Pat's daughter Carol's dog, Bailey--looking hopeful.

The image is painted with fabric paints on white cotton. The next step was to stitch the fur with many different colors of thread free-motion style. Then she sandwiched it with batting and quilted the rest. It is a fun technique and effective for that furry look.

Star Members can watch Pat in Show 2103: Easy Mosaic Techniques and Adding Detail & Depth to Your Quilts.

BaileybyPatDurbin - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

BaileybyPatDurbin - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

BaileybyPatDurbin - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

BaileybyPatDurbin - 35 Pieces Rotating

BaileybyPatDurbin - 99 Pieces Rotating

BaileybyPatDurbin - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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This is Pat's daughter Carol's dog, Bailey--looking hopeful.

The image is painted with fabric paints on white cotton. The next step was to stitch the fur with many different colors of thread free-motion style. Then she sandwiched it with batting and quilted the rest. It is a fun technique and effective for that furry look.

Star Members can watch Pat in Show 2103: Easy Mosaic Techniques and Adding Detail & Depth to Your Quilts.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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

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