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When Jenny K. Lyon, author of Free-Motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary, says your work has "beautiful quilting and a gorgeous design," you have already won, but Sherry Werum's quilt, My Modern May Basket, (62" x 62") also won 2nd Place in the Pacific International Quilt Festival's Mid-Century Modern Quilt Competition 2017.
 
We recently found the quilt on exhibit at AQS QuiltWeek Spring Paducah 2019 and were also struck by the exceptional quilting which repeats and enhances the motifs of the basket pieces inspired by the May Basket Liberty Cover 1927 by Frank Lloyd Wright.
 
 
 
 
 

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Missie Carpenter's quilt, Pennies in My Garden, uses the penny shape typical of antique quilts. This was one of the first of Missie's quilts that caught everyone's attention with its mix of the wool and cotton fabrics.

Learn about Missie and how she goes about mixing her fabrics in Show 2412.

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 36 Pieces Rotating

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 100 Pieces Rotating

PenniesinmyGardenbyMissieCarpenter - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: John Anderson

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Missie Carpenter's quilt, Pennies in My Garden, uses the penny shape typical of antique quilts. This was one of the first of Missie's quilts that caught everyone's attention with its mix of the wool and cotton fabrics.

Learn about Missie and how she goes about mixing her fabrics in Show 2412.

Original Photo: John Anderson

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Beginning today we will be featuring a selection of quilts recently displayed at the Spring Paducah 2019 show. These quilts were a 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 first quilt from the exhibition by Michiko Inaba.

Title of Quilt: My Garden III

Quilter's Name: Michiko Inaba

Dimensions: 82" x 63"

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Check out these great tools that Missie uses in Show 2412 to make appliqué faster, easier, and neater.

Starch & Starch Brush

This great tool combo makes it easy to apply starch to just the right spot on your appliqué pieces without making a mess. 

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Hexie Pressing Matt

This ADORABLE thermal ironing surface has a cute colorful border trim and is the perfect size to carry with you to classes and retreats. Missie uses this mat to prepare her Starch Basting for English Paper Piecing.  

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Traditional Primitives Hexie Pressing Mat

Clover Mini Iron II

Have you ever tried to press a seam on a very small quilt block or the edge of a tiny appliqué piece with a regular iron? 

If you have, you know how difficult that is...the iron blocks your view, and it is difficult to hold your work without burning your fingers because the iron is so much larger than what you are ironing. Clover Mini Iron II to the rescue! 

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Clover Mini Iron

 

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Fabia Diniz of Brazil created a whimsical masterpiece with her quilt, Adventures in Wonderland. It is a wholecloth quilt that Fabia "thread sketched" to create images from the beloved Lewis Carroll classic. Take a look and see if you can find your favorite characters.

Adventures in Wonderland (49" x 60") was exhibited in the Small Wall Quilts - Stationary Machine Quilted category at AQS QuiltWeek Paducah Spring 2019.

 

 

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Missie used a layering technique of wool and cotton in her beautiful Rustic Wedding quilt. The wool appliqué is raw-edge while the cotton appliqué has a finished edge. Ricky loved her use of color in this quilt.

Watch Missie in Show 2412.

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 36 Pieces Rotating

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 100 Pieces Rotating

RusticWeddingbyMissieCarpenter - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: John Anderson

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Missie used a layering technique of wool and cotton in her beautiful Rustic Wedding quilt. The wool appliqué is raw-edge while the cotton appliqué has a finished edge. Ricky loved her use of color in this quilt.

Watch Missie in Show 2412.

Original Photo: John Anderson

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You will go BATTY for Batt Scooters! 

Batt Scooters give you extra grip for better control of your quilt while machine quilting, whether straight stitching with the walking foot, free motion quilting or longarm quilting. You will be amazed at how easily you can move your quilt with these!

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The ultimate New Yorker and Queen of Fabric, Paula Nadelstern, whose motto is "more is more," has created a list of must-see places to visit in the NYC Garment District. With Paula's help you can find everything from feathers to spandex and cotton to leather. Have you visited any of these places?

Click here for the complete list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are going to add some updates to Paula's list:

Victoria Findlay Wolfe (Show 1404 and Show 2002)
VFW Quilts
325 West 38th Street Suite 803
New York, NY 10018

(718) 877-6710

Gray Line Linen has moved to:
  247 W 37 St
  NY NY 10018

 

Paula is the author of six books: Kaleidoscopes & Quilts, Snowflakes & Quilts, Puzzle Quilts: Simple Blocks, Complex Fabrics, Paula Nadelstern's Kaleidoscope Quilts: An Artist's Journey Continues and Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Workbook, and FABRICADABRA: Simple Quilts Complex Fabric.
 
 
(Photo by Marianne Barcellona)
 



TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm


SIZZLE Quilt - Cool

 


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