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Suzy says, "This quilt began its life in the reject pile...I wasn’t going to give up on this quilt, though... Mayan Mosaic and I were going to pull ourselves up from the reject pile and plough ahead. Come what may."

Click here to go to Suzy's blog and get the whole story.

Watch Suzy Williams in Show 2403.

MayanMosaicbySuzyWilliams - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

MayanMosaicbySuzyWilliams - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

MayanMosaicbySuzyWilliams - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

MayanMosaicbySuzyWilliams - 36 Pieces Rotating

MayanMosaicbySuzyWilliams - 100 Pieces Rotating

MayanMosaicbySuzyWilliams - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Suzy Williams

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Suzy says, "This quilt began its life in the reject pile...I wasn’t going to give up on this quilt, though... Mayan Mosaic and I were going to pull ourselves up from the reject pile and plough ahead. Come what may."

Click here to go to Suzy's blog and get the whole story.

Watch Suzy Williams in Show 2403.

Original Photo: Suzy Williams

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The Best Part of traveling for me...is the quilters along the way. I don't know about you, but I get homesick...not for my house, but for the people in my life which is made up mostly of stitchers. The number one way I take care of myself is to make sure I connect to quilters along the way. Not only do I create an emotional support system wherever I am, but I learn about things I had never heard of in the crafting world.

The Quilters Market
in Tucson provides a space for open sew every Tuesday morning. Stitchers around the area gather to do what we do best...share and stitch...or stitch and share. It is also a place for the homesick traveler to meet and be embraced. Virginia, who traveled to Tucson and is here for a short while, shared her knowledge of Locker Hook. I had never heard about it, but anything where you use your scrap stash is a good idea to me!
 



And since I have a dream...of someday making a Hexie Something, which is something made out of Hexies, LOL, I was inspired by Nancy's Hexie Blocks! They are beautiful and my dreams of Hexies may become a reality because my path crossed with Nancy, and what a perfect travel project!



After all, we are called Anna and G On The Road, and finding ways to connect and be inspired is one of the ways that I keep on rolling. Here is one last show 'n tell...I love how this quilter has adapted a Piece O' Cake Design, "Welcome to the North Pole," into her own piece of art!
 



See you next week with some gardening ideas, LOL.

Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies...where we are connecting one quilter and one shop at a time!!

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We welcome BERNINA as our longarm partner this year. BERNINA takes special care in the quality and assembly of its machines. Take a look at this fun time-lapse video. (plus the guy is cute and Capt'n John is jealous of the hair.)

 

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Megumi was inspired by the the blue flowers found in antique Dutch tiles. She mainly used deeper indigo blue cloth, said to be "Japan Blue," which is a traditional Japanese color. The handwork is stunning, as she employed everything from embroidery stitches and beading, to yo-yos and little pieces of appliqué. We can see why the little bird is singing "Be Happy..."

Be Happy was displayed as part of the Handmade exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meredith and Theresa from Spoonflower sat down with TQS and talked about some of the strangest, and most beautiful, fabric designs they've encountered in their jobs. They also discuss the fabric design contest that Spoonflower has had weekly for the last ten years. Some of the themes are quite intriguing.
 
Want to make your own fabric?

Spoonflower is offering a 10% discount to TQS subscribers now through March 31, 2019 with code TQS2019.

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What's the name of this interesting block? Do you know? Play Jinny's game and find out.

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We want to hear from you!
The 2019 Quilters' Survey

TQS is partnering with the 2019 Quilters' Survey. Your voice will be heard by industry leaders whose innovations inspire the newest creations in quilting. Be part of this year's survey for a chance to win one of several awesome prizes!

The survey itself may take up to 45 minutes to complete and closes on Sunday, February 10. Those who choose to participate will be prompted to enter the drawing upon completion of the survey. The first question of the survey also allows you to jump straight to the entry form and skip the survey altogether (but we hope you don’t, because we value your opinion). Select the link below for complete details, list of prizes and to begin the survey.

Thank you for your time and valued feedback!
 

Take the 2019 Quilter's Survey

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Ricky chats with Anita Smith at the Houston Quilt Festival. They discuss how The Appliqué Society has grown from 80 members to over 14,000. Learn how you can become one of the "storytellers."

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Alex skyped  with Suzy Williams a few days ago and it turns out there's been a bit of a surprise since that phone call. Suzy's baby came early!

On February 2, Suzy posted on Instragram that she had a sweet baby boy with the hashtag #conversationswithdezy.

She wrote, "Dez, I thought we had a plan - I'd wrap up with work, freeze a bunch of food, learn how to use a car seat and then we'd party. You just couldn't wait, though, could you?"

While a little unexpected, everyone is fine and dandy. She also posted (PS no idea when the #modmountainsquilt pattern will release - #momlife!!!)

We'd usually say "learn what Suzy's been up to since the show," but that seems pretty obvious right now. Congratulations to Suzy and her family!

You can watch Suzy in Show 2403.

Watch Bernina Videos

Bernina

Introducing the TQS BOM 2019
SIZZLE by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm


SIZZLE Quilt - Cool

 


Learn about Apliquick applique tools!
Watch Show 1912
with Rosa Rojas (free!)

Apliquick Rods

 

Apliquick - 3 Holes Microserrated Scissors

 

 Apliquick Ergonomic Tweezers