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Alex and Ricky have a lot going on at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019. Here are some of the classes and events you can attend.

If you'd like to register for any of these classes or events, click here.

Friday - November 1

559. MINI MASTER CLASS LECTURE  *$58

E,PJ,PC  Ricky Tims

Jam-packed with information and inspiration, this seminar-style masterclass covers Eleven Cool Things Every Quilter Should Know; No-pins Precision Curved Piecing; Rhapsody Quilt Design; Outline Appliqué with Double-Blanket Stitch; and Ricky's Kool Kaleidoscope Quilt Process. No sewing and no supply list. A full-color syllabus included for all topics.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $10 + EQUIP FEE - $3 = $58

 

594. SMART PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR QUILTING AND SOCIAL MEDIA  *$53

E,PC  Ricky Tims

What a tool we all carry around—right in our own pockets! This first-time offering at Quilt Festival covers a multitude of tips and tricks for shooting amazing images with your smart device (or DSLR camera). Learn the dos and don'ts regarding social media and photography, as well as ways to edit your images without expensive software in this lecture. Also covered—guidelines for photographing quilts for online viewing or submission to quilt shows. A must for every quilter who shares photographs.

*CLASS FEE - $45 + MAT FEE - $5 + EQUIP FEE - $3 = $53

 

476. SCRAPS, STASH, AND QUILT AS DESIRED  *$48

E,D  Alex Anderson

How do you choose when it says, "quilt as desired?" Anderson explains the ins and outs of quilting choices, from traditional to contemporary, and from hand, to domestic, to longarm; in this lecture. See your stash with new eyes as she helps you optimize color options and evaluate design strategies. Her successful stash quilts are sure to inspire!

*CLASS FEE - $45 + EQUIP FEE - $3 = $48

 

SATURDAY EVENING EVENTS

4-5 PM

780. BACKSTAGE PASS GATHERING WITH RICKY TIMS $25

Enhance your evening with this unique opportunity to visit with Ricky in a more intimate setting for casual conversation, Q&A, autographs, and a champagne toast before the show! Enjoy a personal visit with this most gracious host and entertainer as well as priority seating for the main event. Enrollment is limited. ***

5:30-7 PM

781. RICKY TIMS’ CONCERT CELEBRATING 45 YEARS OF FESTIVAL  $35

More than a musical concert, more than a walk down memory lane—an evening with Ricky Tims promises to be a delightful mix of extraordinary entertainment by one of the quilting industry’s most versatile talents. Award-winning quilter, pianist, storyteller, author, musician, composer, and host of The Quilt Show, Tims’ easy sense of humor combines with his extraordinary story-telling and original melodies to make this an unforgettable and inspirational evening.***

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Carla Triemer was a bit discouraged when her quilting friends thought she was making a "skunk" quilt, but she persevered and created a stunning quilt with an animal of a completely different design. It's amazing what threadpainting can do. Enjoy Name that Tune!

Name that Tune! by Carla Triemer was on display as part of the Miniature Art Exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.

 

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Jinny's fabric choices make even a simple block beautiful. What do you think this block is called? Play the game and find out.

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Announcing QUILTS, a new episode of Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series discovering the beauty, significance and relevance of handmade objects and the artists who make them. For more than a decade, Craft in America has taken viewers on cultural journeys across this nation, honoring the multiplicity of traditions that have come to define our country.

Quilts hold history, share culture, and tell stories that would otherwise not be told. They are rich with memories, beauty and emotion. Meet contemporary masters of this surprising and powerful art form.

Some of the guests Include:

Craft in America: QUILTS will premiere on PBS on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 9pm (check local listings)
 

 

 

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One of the fun things about hanging quilts in the trees is that you see the backs of the quilts. Below are 4 (not 3)  pictures. Can you tell which are backs and which are fronts? For the answer and the other side of the quilts, click here.

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The answer is they were all backs. Here are the fronts:

Sue Rasmassen "Polka Dot Parfait"

 

Trina Jahnsen "Shaken Not Stirred"

 

LouAnn Schlichter "BIG LOVE"

 

Amy Sams "Whirly"

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Sherri went to town making all shapes and sizes of flying geese blocks in her Flying Geese Improv quilt. How will you make your flying geese?

Learn how Sherri does improv in Show 2507.

FlyingGeeseImprovbySherriLynnWood - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

FlyingGeeseImprovbySherriLynnWood - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

FlyingGeeseImprovbySherriLynnWood - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

FlyingGeeseImprovbySherriLynnWood - 36 Pieces Rotating

FlyingGeeseImprovbySherriLynnWood - 100 Pieces Rotating

FlyingGeeseImprovbySherriLynnWood - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Sherri went to town making all shapes and sizes of flying geese blocks in her Flying Geese Improv quilt. How will you make your flying geese?

Learn how Sherri does improv in Show 2507.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Today we continue our selection of quilts recently displayed at the Spring Paducah 2019 show featured as part of The 14th Quilt Nihon Exhibition. The exhibit is described as:

"Organized by the Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association, the Quilt Nihon Exhibition is one of the most prestigious international quilt contests in Japan. The exhibit features 42 quilts from the "Innovative Traditional" category, which will later be exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art."

Please enjoy the seventeenth quilt from the exhibition by Yoko Nagakubo.

Title of Quilt: The Gentle Breeze in May

Quilter's Name: Sachiko Hattor

Dimensions: 75" x 63"

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Barbara McKie is known for making quilts of birds that are so lifelike they look like they could fly right off the fabric. Her quilt, Eastern Blue Bird, is no exception. Barbara digitally printed the photo of the bird onto fabric and then used trapunto to "stuff" it. She then threadpainted and appliquéd it to bring it to life.

Eastern Blue Bird won 1st Place - Miniature Art at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.

 



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